Achieving Your Doctorate in Education

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SAGE, Mar 1, 2006 - Education - 144 pages
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'anyone seeking doctoral status would benefit from dipping into or immersing themselves in this well written text. Clearly formatted pages with bold section headings make for quick and easy access to relevant passages where readers can watch the authors skilfully untangle the mysteries of research language such as 'theoretical framework', methodology and data analysis. I recommend Achieving Your Doctorate in Education to students and new supervisors involved in the doctoral research process' - ESCalate  

This book is designed to help students to achieve an understanding of the practical and theoretical issues involved in a doctorate in education, and how to link their studies with their professional experience.

The chapters provide a detailed examination of all aspects of completing a doctorate in education: from research methodologies, to the analysis of data, reflection on the student's own experience, and the critical issues involved in writing a thesis. Detailed case study material is used throughout.

The editors are experienced supervisors of EdD courses and have created an essential companion for all education students pursuing a doctorate.


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Read the full review as posted on the ESCalate website, the Education Subject Centre for the Higher Education Academy

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Choosing to do a Doctorate in Education
1
Chapter 2 Organising and Planning Your Research
9
Chapter 3 Developing a Literature Review
19
Issues Dilemmas and Problems
30
Chapter 5 Developing Theoretical Frameworks
41
Chapter 6 Methodological Considerations
52
Chapter 7 Collecting Data
64
Chapter 8 Analysing Data
80
Chapter 9 The Writing Process
90
Chapter 10 The Examining Process
102
Chapter 11 Sharing Your Research Findings
115
Bibliography
123
Index
129
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