bad dissertation example

bad dissertation example

bad dissertation example

I’ve spent the summer working on turning parts of the dissertation into publications. It struck me today that my dissertation was bad. Specifically, I think it was poorly researched and written far too hastily (I definitely finished in a rush and would have preferred longer). For example, there are bodies of literature that I probably should have read and cited in my dissertation that I never even knew about. I’m only reading them now for the first time, and I feel kind of embarrassed that I didn’t find them when I was writing up.
Quick background: I’m one year out from the PhD in a non-TT position, looking for a TT job.

I am a Ph.D. student who is at most two semesters away from graduation at one of the top institutions in the field. My field is not well-funded and can be highly competitive, and I am especially concerned because my dissertation is not very relevant to the field I am interested in(I wrote/presented/am on the way to publish some other research papers that are more relevant to the field of my interest, but these are unrelated to my dissertation), and because I find it very uninspiring and uninteresting; it is based solely on a meta-analysis and not on any actual innovative research.
I am not intending to publish the dissertation, since I feel that the additional work needed to submit will be simply a waste of time, and I do not want bad research papers to be associated with my name.

References:

http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/109244/what-should-i-do-with-a-bad-dissertation-from-a-good-school/110829
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/164700/title-abstract-and-text-beginning-on-same-page

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