The Doctoral Examination Process: A Handbook for Students, Examiners and Supervisors

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Open University Press, 2004 - Education - 228 pages
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What is the viva and how can students prepare for it? What should supervisors consider when selecting PhD examiners? This book reveals the process, providing constructive ways of understanding the doctoral examination, preparing for it and undertaking it. It also includes real life accounts and case studies that are combined with useful advice.

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Penny Tinkler is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manchester.

Carolyn Jackson is a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.

The authors have published widely on the PhD examination drawing upon their joint research projects. They run training sessions on doctoral examinations for students examiners and supervisors in universities across Britain.

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