ABSTRACT This research focused on the cognition of full-time candidates of master of mathematics education to their dissertation, and adopted open-ended structure questionnaire. There were 94 participants from 11 normal universities in Mainland China. The questionnaires were sent to them by e-mail. The results indicated the majority of candidates thought: 1) The dissertation was a paper with rational structure (78.38%); 2) The characteristic of good master dissertation was that its view was usually original (71.62%) and valuable and its content was rich (64.85%); 3) Reading more relevant literature to understand research status (98.65%) and learning more fundamental theories (75.68%) was necessary before writing dissertation; 4) They should refer the form of relevant dissertation usually when writing dissertation (72.97%). So it was obvious that many candidates’ cognition about dissertation and its preparing and writing was quite superficial, some of them were even false.
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