Stage 4- Writing the Research Paper*

19. I must assume you're using some form of word processing on a computerto write your dissertation. (if you aren't, you've missed a major partof your doctoral preparation!) If your study has specific names of people,institutions and places that must be changed to provide anonymity don'tdo it too soon. Go ahead and write your dissertation using the real names.Then at the end of the writing stage you can easily have the computer makeall of the appropriate name substitutions. If you make these substitutionstoo early it can really confuse your writing.

Keep the outline, freewriting, or any notes next to you and refer to them as you work.

If you can present a clear and reasonable thesis idea,if you can clearly relate it to other relevant literature, if you can justifyits significance, if you can describe a method for investigating it, andif you can decompose it into a sequence of steps that lead toward a reasonableconclusion, then the thesis proposal is a success regardless of whetheryou modify or even scrap the actual idea down the line and start off ina different direction.


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For this assignment, you will be required to review the literature related a major
natural disaster while reflecting on how the stages of a major incident are described or analysed by the study authors. Your specific assignment question is:
Critically review the Literature published with respect to the Boxing Day 2004
Ocean Tsunami Comment on the extent to which the emergency response described in the published academic literature reflects the first three stages of a major incident (Initial, Consolidation, and Recovery phases), shown below and in Module 2.


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31. Find opportunities to discuss your research with your friends andcolleagues. Listen carefully to their questions. See if you are able topresent your research in a clear and coherent manner. Are there aspectsof your research that are particularly confusing and need further explanation?Are there things that you forgot to say? Could you change the order ofthe information presented and have it become more understandable?

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29. Now it's time to write the last chapter. But what chapter is thelast one? My perception is that the last chapter should be the first chapter.I don't really mean this in the literal sense. Certainly youwrote Chapter One at the beginning of this whole process. Now, at the end,it's time to "rewrite" Chapter One. After you've had a chanceto write your dissertation all the way to the end, the last thing you shoulddo is turn back to Chapter One. Reread Chapter One carefully with the insightyou now have from having completed Chapter Five. Does Chapter One clearlyhelp the reader move in the direction of Chapter Five? Are important conceptsthat will be necessary for understanding Chapter Five presented in ChapterOne?

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28. Potentially the silliest part of the dissertation is the Suggestionsfor Further Research section. This section is usually written atthe very end of your writing project and little energy is left to makeit very meaningful. The biggest problem with this section is that the suggestionsare often ones that could have been made prior to you conducting your research.Read and reread this section until you are sure that you have made suggestionsthat emanate from your experiences in conducting the research and the findingsthat you have evolved. Make sure that your suggestions for further researchserve to link your project with other projects in the future and providea further opportunity for the reader to better understand what you havedone.