Written for researchers and graduate students writing dissertations, this unique book offers detailed advice and perspective on many issues that can stall a research project and reveals what can be done to successfully resume it. Using a direct yet conversational style, author Paul C. Rosenblatt draws on his decades of experience to cover many diverse topics. The text guides readers through challenges such as clarifying the end goal of a project; resolving common and not-so-common writing problems; dealing with rejection and revision decisions; handling difficulties involving dissertation advisers and committee members; coping with issues of researcher motivation or self-esteem; and much more.

Social Relationship Issues Connected to Research Being Stalled

The cultural image of a researcher may be one of a solitary genius coming up with brilliant new discoveries—think, for example, of Darwin, Galileo, or Einstein reflecting alone and coming up with great new scientific insights. Along with this, research methods textbooks are largely written as though research is a solitary enterprise, which implies that one is educated to be a research soloist. But the reality is that research is social in many ways, even for seemingly solitary geniuses. So if one’s research is stalled, there may be social relationship issues to address, and those issues are the focus of this chapter.

Problems With Research Collaborators

Disagreements With Collaborators

Research collaboration is often desirable and can be the best ...

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