In France, you are now permitted to write a Master or PhD dissertation in English. This practical guide, based on long experience of teaching and accompanying foreign students aims to answer the main questions they ask: what exactly is expected when we talk about "Research"? According to what criteria are they going to be evaluated? How do you find relevant documents, choose a methodology, validate, write and, present a defense? What plan should I adopt? Which timetable should I follow to finish in time?
Yves-Frederic Livian, PhD in sociology and Robert Laurini, PhD in information technologies are both former professors at the University of Lyon, at IAE school of management and at INSA school of engineering respectively. They have a great deal of experience teaching abroad and have supervised many dissertations and theses in France and abroad. For ten years they have been accompanying international students from various disciplines within CPU Lyon. English adaptation has been made with the help of John Edmunson, ex British Council.