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 Write a PhD in Less Than 3 Years

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?

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.

Publishing from Your PhD

Publishing from your PhD precisely focuses on providing early career researchers with emotional and collegial support that is often not available in academe.

Author: Nicola F. Johnson

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0566091623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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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 genre and rewriting it to suit the genre of journal articles. It does not deal with the 'how' of academic writing in general.

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.

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.

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

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!

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster

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 ...

Author: E. Alana James

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483312972

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!

Mastering Your PhD

While mainly directed to PhD students in the sciences, the book's scope is broad enough to encompass the obstacles and hurdles that almost all PhD students face at some point in their doctoral training. Who should read this book?

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.

Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

This comprehensive manual offers direction for every step of the thesis or dissertation process, from choosing an appropriate topic to adapting the finished work for publication.

Author: Fred C. Lunenburg

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412942256

Category: Education

Page: 333

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This comprehensive manual offers direction for every step of the thesis or dissertation process, from choosing an appropriate topic to adapting the finished work for publication.

How to Tame Your PhD

This book introduces you to Inger's most important success strategies for getting your PhD finished and acts a companion to The Thesis Whisperer blog.

Author: Inger Mewburn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1716622263

Category: Study Aids

Page: 150

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Dr. Inger Mewburn, founder and editor of The Thesis Whisperer blog, shares her secrets for becoming a more productive researcher and writer. Inger finished her award-winning PhD in three years - despite having a small child, husband and demanding academic job. This book is a selection of her blog posts on thesis writing, which have been re-edited and expanded. This book introduces you to Inger's most important success strategies for getting your PhD finished and acts a companion to The Thesis Whisperer blog.

Finish Your Thesis Or Dissertation Tips and Hacks for Success

This book is based on 15 years of helping students from many nationalities. The author, Professor Kevin Morrell has worked at 5 Universities, supervising hundreds of people at Undergraduate, Masters (MSc, MBA, MA, MPhil) and PhD level.

Author: Kevin Morrell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1983069213

Category:

Page: 190

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It's hard doing a Dissertation or Thesis (some countries call it a Dissertation, some call it a Thesis). It can be stressful, even painful. If you are anxious about doing one and want to avoid stress and pain, this book will help and support you.It is a practical, "how to" manual packed with advice on how to succeed. This will help you do what you need to alongside your other pressures and commitments - like applying for jobs or working whilst having a social life.The main goal is to help people like you to work more effectively. If you need to write a Dissertation or Thesis for an Undergraduate (UG), Masters (M-Level) or even PhD degree this will help you improve your work and help you save time. This book is based on 15 years of helping students from many nationalities. I've worked at 5 Universities, supervising hundreds of people at UG, M-Level (MSc, MBA, MA, MPhil) and PhD level.Through talks at conferences, the National Press and other media, I've helped thousands more. My experience has been in business and management but you can apply the same principles in other subject areas like the social sciences, communication studies, history, sociology, geography and so on.Using this BookYou don't have to read the whole book. You can read this cover to cover or look at sections. It's packed with as many tips and hacks as I can think of, and I asked other supervisors to help with it too. If there's anything you think doesn't apply to you, just skip it. Get what you can and use it.

How Finish Your Dissertation in Six Months or Less Even if You Don t Know What to Write

In this book you will learn the following: A simple daily habit that will help you start writing your dissertation How to make it impossible not to write everyday How to write even if all your research isn’t finished How to get the most ...

Author: Scott Rank

Publisher: Scholarpreneur Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 21

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It is possible to finish your thesis in 6 months, even if you don’t know what to write or haven’t finished your research. In this short ebook, Scott Rank distills the principles that helped him go from crippling writer’s block to writing 500-1000 words a day. In this book you will learn the following: A simple daily habit that will help you start writing your dissertation How to make it impossible not to write everyday How to write even if all your research isn’t finished How to get the most out of your advisor meetings How to get your friends actively help you finish, even if they aren’t academics.

Getting A Phd

Is it clear to the examiner that you are directly addressing these issues, or must
the examiner infer and guess your intentions? (This is where forecasting and
signposting may help.) Some excellent examples of how PhD theses
demonstrate the ...

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.

Structuring Your Research Thesis

J. Battista (2004) 'Me he korokoro [With the throatofa bellbird]: A Māori aesthetic
in Māori writing in English', unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland. T.
Becher (1994) 'The significance of disciplinary differences', Studies in Higher ...

Author: Susan Carter

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137150431

Category: Study Aids

Page: 104

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Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.

Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation

or dissertation; we recommend you see a good recent thesis in your department
for guidance. Some people create a separate computer file for the sections at the
front of the thesis, which precede the main text. If you do so you can edit it ...

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.

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.