The Thesis Guidelines include statements of the major policies of the School for Social Work in effect as of the 2015-2016 academic year. Faculty and students are expected to be conversant with its contents.
Statements in the Smith College School for Social Work's Thesis Guidelines should be taken as the School's current determination of courses, programs, policies, tuition and fees as presently established. Admission to specific courses will be dependent on qualifications of the students and availability of instruction. The School reserves the right to change its courses, programs, policies, tuition and fees subsequent to the publication of the Guidelines.
Table of Contents
- 200.1 Major Deadlines
- 200.2 Dissemination of Knowledge Requirement
- 200.3 Resources
- 200.4 Research Advising
- 300.1 Disabilities Policy
- 300.2 Post-residency Policy
- 300.3 Authorship Policy
- 300.4 Grading Policy
- 300.5 Grievance Procedure Policy
- 400.1 Choosing a Thesis Topic
- 400.2 Study Methods
- 400.3 Types of Thesis Projects
- 400.4 The Process of Formulation
- 400.5The Empirical Thesis Proposal
- 500.1 Recruiting and Surveying Members of the SCSSW Community
- 500.2 Internet Survey Policy
- 500.3 Safety Precautions for Data Collection
- 500.4 - How Large an “N”?????
- 600.1 Implementing the Study Plan
- 600.2 Research Advising During the Summer Session
- 600.3 Sample Pages and Forms (See Thesis Guidelines Appendices on Moodle’s Thesis Advising Resource page)
- 800.1 Preparing the Thesis for Final Submission
- 800.2 General Formatting Instructions
- 800.3 Submitting the Thesis
(actual documents can be downloaded from the Thesis Advising Resource page on Moodle).