Authoring a Ph.D.: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 16, 2003 - Education - 297 pages
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Authoring a PhD involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also involves being examined and getting work published. This book provides a huge range of ideas and suggestions to help PhD candidates cope with both the intellectual issues involved and the practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively.

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The book is excellent, interesting. It is essential to read the book who are involved in ph d
Gopal Thapa
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Great book, written with simplicity and clarity, a must read for doctoral students. Oyinloye B.A, Babcock University Nigeria

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PATRICK DUNLEAVY is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, London. He has authored numerous books and academic articles in political science and is currently general editor of the journal Political Studies. This book draws on his experience in supervising more than 30 doctoral students over two decades, and in teaching a large inter-disciplinary course on 'Drafting and Writing a PhD' at the LSE over twelve years. In the field of study skills Patrick Dunleavy has also published Studying for A Degree (Macmillan, 1986). He was awarded the Political Science 'Making a Difference' Award by the Political Studies Association in 2003.

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