Getting a PhD: An Action Plan to Help Manage Your Research, Your Supervisor and Your Project

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Routledge, 2005 - Education - 191 pages
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This highly practical guide provides information that will help research students avoid needless mistakes. It informs and advises you about many of the important facets of postgraduate research, including:

  • what it means to conduct research at doctoral level
  • the requirements for independence, contribution to knowledge, originality and suitability for publication
  • planning a research project over a period of time
  • responsible research practice
  • criteria used in the examination of a PhD.

Getting a PhD is an essential handbook for PhD students and provides plenty of useful advice for Masters students or undergraduates conducting a research project.

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About the author (2005)

John A.Finn is Research Officer at Teagasc, Ireland,where he manages and supervises PhD students. He is also Visiting Researcher at University College Dublin.

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