How to Write a Better Thesis
When I began to help to write the second edition with David, my own thesis was still under examination. I had used the first edition of his book, and—perhaps with a bit of bravado—asked David if he would like some assistance when he produced a second edition. He agreed to collaborate. At that time, many of my insights into writing a thesis were based on fresh, personal experience. Sadly, since then, David has passed on. I myself have been lucky enough to gain a full-time academic position and have now supervised several students.
More than ever, I can see how important it is to manage the writing process throughout a research project. I am fortunate to be working with Justin. Not only is he an accomplished supervisor and researcher in his own area of computer science, but he is also the author of a book on writing that is a strong seller in the field. His skills and interests are complementary to mine. Justin works and supervises in science and engineering; I tend to work on qualitative studies in the social sciences.