Your PhD Thesis

This text seeks to place research methods within the context of the research process as a whole from a consideration of the nature of the research to the final submission of the thesis.

Author: Robert Brewer

Publisher: Studymates Limited

ISBN: 1842850709

Category: Education

Page: 219

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Undertaking a PhD & completing the task can be daunting. Yet one is being asked for an incremental increase rather than a paradigm shift in knowledge. This text seeks to place research methods within the context of the research process as a whole from a consideration of the nature of the research to the final submission of the thesis.

Authoring a PhD

Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard.

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230368002

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

How to Publish Your PhD

pressure to publish her thesis as a monograph in order to get a job. Nonetheless
she did manage to get two publications from it (even though they were not within
her own discipline of English litera- ture) by thinking creatively about the ...

Author: Sarah Caro

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857026569

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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How to Publish Your PhD is the first book to provide emerging researchers with a comprehensive and authoritative guide to publishing their research. Drawing on nearly twenty years in the book business Sarah Caro explains in a clear and accessible way the key issues facing the would-be author. Within the context of today's fast changing world where new technologies and increasing globalization continue to impact on academia and the world of academic publishing, key issues are discussed ranging from whether publishing your PhD is always the best way to enhance your career prospects to whether you should focus on journals or books. A wealth of practical information and advice is included on: choosing a publisher revising your thesis putting together a proposal surviving the review process negotiating a contract working with your publishers marketing department. The book is designed to be an easy to use, one stop guide with examples, chapter summaries and further reading. It will be an invaluable resource for emerging researchers across the broadest range of the humanities and social sciences and for all those teaching and advising them, in Europe and the US. 'Every PhD student should buy a copy of How to Publish your PhD before and not after they enrol for a doctoral degree. Informative, practical and insightful, Sarah Caro will become the mentor of every successful PhD student. A mine of information and practical advice, this text is the definitive nuts-and-bolts manual on how to do it. A safe and sure guide' - Bryan S. Turner, Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor, Wellesly College

PhD Thesis

Author: Carlos Vladimir Rodríguez Caballero

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1001315714

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Mastering Your PhD

Bertolt Brecht The day has arrived and you are almost ready for the final act. You
have completed your magnum opus, submitted it to your thesis committee, and
received permission to move onto the next and final step: defending your doctoral
 ...

Author: Patricia Gosling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540333883

Category: Science

Page: 156

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This book helps guide PhD students through their graduate student days. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. It concentrates on critical skills and tactics that are overlooked by many other how-to guides.

Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation

It therefore covers a very wide range of things from stating a fact without saying
where it came from, to copying and ... If you include in your PhD thesis material
copied from a report you wrote as part of your BSc or MSc dissertation, it is still an
 ...

Author: Elizabeth Fisher

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781783264230

Category: Science

Page: 352

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This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

If you are finding that your anxiety is really preventing you from moving ahead
with your writing, consider visiting your university's Counselling Centre to seek
help. The other side of the anxiety coin is the desire to write the 'perfect' thesis,
which ...

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351690669

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Fully updated and packed with new material, the second edition of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is the ideal guide for non-native speaker students and their supervisors working on writing a thesis or dissertation in English. Considering the purposes of thesis and dissertation of writing alongside writer/reader relationships, this book uses accessible language and practical examples to discuss issues that are crucial to successful thesis and dissertation writing. This edition offers: Insights into the experience of being a doctoral writer, issues of writer identity, and writing with authority Typical language and discourse features of theses and dissertations Advice on the structure and organisation of key sections Suggestions for online resources which support writing Extracts from completed theses and dissertations Guidance on understanding examiner expectations Advice on publishing from a PhD Suitable for students from all disciplines, Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is essential reading for non-native speaker students looking to complete a thesis or dissertation in English.

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer.

Author: Joan Bolker

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429968885

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

How to Write a PhD in Less Than 3 Years

If you do decide that publication in book form is appropriate for you and your work
, the next stage will be for you to prepare a book proposal. It is important to think
of your book as a separate entity from your PhD thesis and to plan a structure ...

Author: Steven Harrison

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452089959

Category: Education

Page: 105

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I have purchased the ' Personalized Back Cover' option and this is the text that should appear at the back cover of my book: Is there room for yet another book on PhD-writing? Yes there is. Most of the available publications on this topic are contributions from professional academics, written from the perspective of supervisors or examiners rather than from that of successful candidates. Most of them are too long and not always user-friendly, while their approach is, more often than not, too scientific to be accessible to the average candidate. It is with these considerations in mind that the author, an average doctoral candidate who wrote his PhD thesis while working full-time, submitting his written work for examination within 24 months of becoming registered as a research student in one of the UK's top Law Schools, set out to write this book, which is, uniquely, written from a student's perspective. What makes of this work an original contribution is not the novelty of the topic addressed in it but, rather, its brevity, its practical approach, its simplicity, the background of its author (a recent, successful PhD candidate) and the motivation of its author: to help candidates complete their PhD thesis in under three years, as the author of this book did. This short book contains a wealth of practical advice and guidance on the issues involved in conceptualizing, organizing and writing your doctoral thesis so that you can increase your chances of surviving the ordeal of PhD thesis writing with the least amount of pain and with the minimum investment in terms of the time and effort spent pursuing your objective.

Chinese PhD Thesis Acknowledgements

What if your supervisor gave you a topic and never asked about your work on it
and never showed up in the laboratory ? When I examined theses written by
students from other universities , I found some students used 瞻远瞩 zhan yuan
zhu ...

Author: Hua Peng

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034305672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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While there is a comparatively rich research literature on English acknowledgement texts, research into Chinese PhD thesis acknowledgement texts, especially the social roles of the texts, has received little attention. To fill this gap, this book examines a corpus of Chinese PhD thesis acknowledgement texts in order to explore both the typical structure of the texts and their social function within the particular university setting as well as within a broader social context. The author uses stratified purposive sampling and semi-structured text-based interviews with PhD graduates, their supervisors and other acknowledgee representatives to gather data. Furthermore, PhD guidebooks, supervisors' CVs and graduates' publications have been collected. Three theoretical notions - communities of practice, audience and politeness - are drawn into account for the findings of the study. Besides uncovering several undocumented move patterns, the book offers insightful understanding of acknowledgement texts both as a part-genre of research writing as well as a window of the textual and social world of PhD graduates' chorus of gratitude.

Getting A Phd

In the final year of your PhD project, the research content of your thesis should be
relatively clear. At this stage, consider how much more research you need to do
to have 'enough'. Discuss this with your supervisor, and it may help to read ...

Author: John A. Finn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415344982

Category: Education

Page: 191

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Provides a practical understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctorate and discusses such issues as time management, communicating with supervisors, conducting a literature review, and publishing research.

Completing Your PhD

Concise and well-presented, this guide will be invaluable to any Ph.D. student seeking to successfully complete their thesis.

Author: Kate Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230356818

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Concise and well-presented, this guide will be invaluable to any Ph.D. student seeking to successfully complete their thesis. Based on students' direct experiences, topics include developing your argument, planning your time, editing, what examiners are looking for, talking about your research, and the viva.

Your Phd Companion

You dream madly of instant release from the burden of your thesis, and the
pursuit of your PhD. Late some night, soon enough, the Devil appears with some
tempting offers that might just do the trick – at a price... Devil's bargain no. 1 Upon
 ...

Author: Nick Green

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848034723

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This book guides you through doctoral study from the student's point of view - the challenges, pitfalls, and ups and downs that you're likely to encounter in the course of your PhD. Inside you'll find: - Advice on doing research - Examples of PhD problems and their resolution - Reflections on life as a PhD student - Insights into how the academic system works - Real life cases of famous (and not so famous)PhD students Over and above what your supervisors and university may have to offer, Your PhD Companion will help explain all kinds of things that no one ever seems to tell you - and you don't necessarily know to ask.

Publishing from Your PhD

While writing for one particular journal in mind is great when you start a fresh
research project, changing the audience that a PhD thesis was intended for and
finding a new path or avenue for publishing part of your thesis is taxing. Details
are ...

Author: Dr Nicola F Johnson

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409486527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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There is consistent pressure on all academics to publish, publish, publish. But not unless they have been awarded their PhD – considered by most to be the starting step of an academic career. So while the pressure is on to obtain the title, and then obtain a permanent position, and then publish journal articles, there is little support available to researchers in the nascent stage of their careers. Publishing from Your PhD precisely focuses on providing early career researchers with emotional and collegial support that is often not available in academe. It seeks to dispel nepotistic notions of superiority that places Professors and such on a pedestal. It specifically clarifies the difficulty in having written the PhD thesis and then rewriting it to suit the genre of journal articles. It does not deal with the 'how' of academic writing in general. This book endeavours to shed light on the path one must take to navigate the jungles of academia. This is an untrodden path which is unique to every researcher – especially those who employ abstract or critical theories in their research – and each journey through the jungle is different. However, because there is little literature about this embryonic journey, this book illuminates the processes and difficulties of publishing in journals and culling one's finely honed thesis into small chunks – a difficult task to which few admit.

Writing Your Thesis

Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation.

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446293065

Category: Reference

Page: 248

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'Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation. I will certainly be recommending this book to my research students.' - Professor Goeffrey Elliott, University of Worcester 'Paul's book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.' - Dr Scott Buckler, University of Worcester Based on his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, Paul Oliver shows you how to turn your notes and data into a finished Masters or PhD thesis or dissertation. Fully up-to-date with current HEFCE/other EU requirements, the book sets out a template for you to follow, including planning and preparation, theoretical perspectives, publishing preliminary findings, and preparing for the viva. This edition contains: Examples of common mistakes and how you can avoid them Discussions of artefacts such as creative work Research-focused content A section on the relationship with your supervisor Information on online and digital work, so you are up to date with the latest developments in thesis writing. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

How to Write a Thesis

Rowena Murray. 1 Thinking about writing a thesis Doctorate or masters? • What
is a doctorate? • New routes to the PhD • Why are you doing a doctorate? •
Internal and external drivers • PhD or professional doctorate? • Full-time or part-
time?

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335244294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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Thesis Survivor Stories

Whether you’re toiling through the depths of thesis research, about to embark on further study or supervising others on the journey, these 23 stories will entertain and inspire.At times humorous, poignant and uplifting, there’s plenty ...

Author: Marilyn Waring

Publisher: Aut Media

ISBN: 0958299722

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: 240

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Whether you’re toiling through the depths of thesis research, about to embark on further study or supervising others on the journey, these 23 stories will entertain and inspire.At times humorous, poignant and uplifting, there’s plenty to learn from the struggles and success of those who survived a thesis to tell the tale. The real-world advice and hundreds of tips and tricks will help you make the most of this significant stage of your life.

How To Get A Phd

How to get a PhD is THE classic book on studying for a PhD. It provides a practical, down to earth and realistic approach to studying for a PhD and offers support and reassurance for both students and supervisors.

Author: Phillips, Estelle

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335242023

Category: Education

Page: 280

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How to get a PhD is THE classic book on studying for a PhD. It provides a practical, down to earth and realistic approach to studying for a PhD and offers support and reassurance for both students and supervisors.

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster

will ensure you can look at the ideas with a cool mind. A good reword after a
review always makes your work better. •• Attribute every strong statement you
make in your dissertation to whomever has come before you that agreed with it.
None of ...

Author: E. Alana James

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483324395

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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A doctoral dissertation is arguably the most important journey that students will embark upon in their professional careers, so smart travelers will want E. Alana James and Tracesea H. Slater’s Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster: A Proven Map to Success at their fingertips. James and Slater identify the key places and challenges that create extra stress during the dissertation process, and offer effective strategies and tools to address those challenges and ensure academic success. Their map walks readers through each step of the process, including: • determining the research topic, • choosing appropriate methods, • turning a hypothesis into a study, • completing a literature review, • writing and defending a proposal, • collecting and analyzing data, • writing up the study, and • ultimately defending the dissertation. Building on years of experience with doctoral students, the authors provide a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool that encourages student reflection; includes student stories, hints, and writing tips; and provides end-of-chapter checklists and ideas for incorporating social media. With the proven techniques and guidance of this indispensable and applied book, doctoral students will finish their thesis or dissertation—faster!

Destination Dissertation

This friendly guide helps doctoral students develop and write their dissertations, using travel as a metaphor. This time-tested method comes from the authors' successful work at the Denver-based Scholars' Retreat.

Author: Sonja K. Foss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742554406

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Dissertations aren't walls to scale or battles to fight; they are destinations along the path to a professional career. This friendly guide helps doctoral students develop and write their dissertations, using travel as a metaphor. This time-tested method comes from the authors' successful work at the Denver-based Scholars' Retreat. Following concrete and efficient steps for completing each part of the dissertation, it includes a wealth of examples from throughout the dissertation process, such as creating the dissertation proposal and coding data. Essential for all PhD candidates!