This work gives 61 cases of graduate students who are experiencing problems with their research projects. Each case is cast as a dialogue between a professor and a troubled student who is seeking the professor's help in solving a particular problem.
R. Murray Thomas is professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dale L. Brubaker is Professor, Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He is the coauthor of Theses and Dissertations: a Guide to Planning, Research, and Writing (Bergin & Garvey, 2000).