How To Get A Phd: a handbook for students and their supervisors

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Oct 1, 2010 - Education - 280 pages
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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.
 

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This is the only book i have ever thrown away through fear of someone else reading it. Thinking about it, perhaps i should have burnt it. It is not at all sympathic to the needs of ethnographers or other inductive researchers. Human geographers and anthropologists should look else where. The book will confuse more than it clarifies.  

Contents

1 ON BECOMING A RESEARCH STUDENT
1
2 GETTING INTO THE SYSTEM
7
3 THE NATURE OF THE PhD QUALIFICATION
22
4 HOW NOT TO GET A PhD
38
5 HOW TO DO RESEARCH
53
6 THE FORM OF A PhD THESIS
63
7 WRITING YOUR PhD
71
8 THE PhD PROCESS
83
12 THE EXAMINATION SYSTEM
158
13 HOW TO GET A PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATE ProfD
172
14 HOW TO SUPERVISE AND EXAMINE
181
15 INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
225
Selfevaluation questionnaire on research student progress
243
Selfevaluation questionnaire and topics for discussion on doctoral supervisory practice
247
REFERENCES
251
INDEX
253

9 HOW TO MANAGE YOUR SUPERVISORS
108
10 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR NONTRADITIONAL RESEARCH STUDENTS ie women with some comments for men international mature a...
127
11 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITY GROUP RESEARCH STUDENTS ie ethnic minority students gay lesbian bisexual and transgender s...
148
Back cover
259
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Dr. Estelle M. Phillips' own PhD entitled 'The PhD as a Learning Process' was completed at University College London. Throughout her career she has published on aspects of the PhD and spoken about the skills required to complete and supervise a PhD to research students and academic staff in universities of four continents. Her travels include being involved in discussions concerning the introduction of a European doctorate and the transformation of the Australian PhD. Estelle features in several training videos concerned with research and has contributed to radio and television programmes here and overseas. She has served on committees of the British Psychological Society including the Editorial Board of "The Psychologist".

Professor Derek S. Pugh is Emeritus Professor of International Management at the Open University Business School. He has an international reputation as a writer, teacher, researcher and consultant in the fields of organizational behaviour, international management and doctoral education. Professor Pugh has published 16 books and over 100 papers on management topics and was one of the first professors in his field to be elected an Academician of the UK Academy of the Social Sciences. He has considerable experience of the design of doctoral programmes and the successful supervision of PhD students.

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