Women Writing Doctoral Dissertations: Shared Stories from across the Disciplines

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151350
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Presentation
Title:
Women Writing Doctoral Dissertations: Shared Stories from across the Disciplines
Abstract:
Women Writing Doctoral Dissertations: Shared Stories from across the Disciplines
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Sorrell, Jeanne M., PhD, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:N/A
Title:Acting Dean, Nursing
Co-Authors:Christine Dinkins, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose:áThis interpretive phenomenological research study focuses on the experiences of women writing a doctoral dissertation. It is designed to help faculty and students better understand how to facilitate the process of writing a dissertation. Problem:áThere has been little research undertaken to understand the factors that act as facilitators and barriers to the process of writing a dissertation. In view of the present shortage of doctorally prepared nurse educators, it is critical that research studies identify processes to eliminate barriers and facilitate the dissertation process. Research Question: The researchers originally included men as well as women in the study, but early interviews suggested that women experience the dissertation in unique ways. Thus, the research question underlying findings for this poster presentation is: How do women describe the process of writing their doctoral dissertation? Methods: To answer this question, researchers from nursing and philosophy used a purposive sampling approach to interview nine women in five different disciplines about the experience of writing a dissertation. The interview employed a combination of Socratic interviewing and a "critical incident" storytelling approach. In addition, a critical incident storytelling approach was used to engage participants in describing an incident that stood out in their minds about the process of writing their dissertation. Transcripts were read and analyzed with a hermeneutic analytic approach framed by Heidegger and Gadamer. Findings and Implications: Beginning themes that emerged will be featured in the poster presentation, illustrated with classic paintings of women writing. These themes include: Mystery of the Dissertation Process; Isolation of the Dissertation Writer; and Transformation of Personal Relationships. Ongoing interviews and analysis of transcripts in this study are expected to result in enhanced understanding of the writing process that can help both faculty and students facilitate the process of dissertation writing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWomen Writing Doctoral Dissertations: Shared Stories from across the Disciplinesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151350-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Women Writing Doctoral Dissertations: Shared Stories from across the Disciplines</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sorrell, Jeanne M., PhD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">N/A</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Acting Dean, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Jsorrell@gmu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Christine Dinkins, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose:&aacute;This interpretive phenomenological research study focuses on the experiences of women writing a doctoral dissertation. It is designed to help faculty and students better understand how to facilitate the process of writing a dissertation. Problem:&aacute;There has been little research undertaken to understand the factors that act as facilitators and barriers to the process of writing a dissertation. In view of the present shortage of doctorally prepared nurse educators, it is critical that research studies identify processes to eliminate barriers and facilitate the dissertation process. Research Question: The researchers originally included men as well as women in the study, but early interviews suggested that women experience the dissertation in unique ways. Thus, the research question underlying findings for this poster presentation is: How do women describe the process of writing their doctoral dissertation? Methods: To answer this question, researchers from nursing and philosophy used a purposive sampling approach to interview nine women in five different disciplines about the experience of writing a dissertation. The interview employed a combination of Socratic interviewing and a &quot;critical incident&quot; storytelling approach. In addition, a critical incident storytelling approach was used to engage participants in describing an incident that stood out in their minds about the process of writing their dissertation. Transcripts were read and analyzed with a hermeneutic analytic approach framed by Heidegger and Gadamer. Findings and Implications: Beginning themes that emerged will be featured in the poster presentation, illustrated with classic paintings of women writing. These themes include: Mystery of the Dissertation Process; Isolation of the Dissertation Writer; and Transformation of Personal Relationships. Ongoing interviews and analysis of transcripts in this study are expected to result in enhanced understanding of the writing process that can help both faculty and students facilitate the process of dissertation writing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:59:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:59:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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