Working for a Doctorate: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Norman John Graves, Ved P. Varma, Ved Varma
Psychology Press, 1997 - Education - 202 pages
In stark contrast to undergraduates, new PhD students often find no framework for study, few deadlines and little peer support.
Working for a Doctorate:
* Addresses the problems of the research process, such as finance and time-management
* Offers practical guidance and specialist advice to both students and their supervisors
* Is written by a team of experts who have had a long and successful experience of tutoring PhD students
* Contains case studies of current and ex-PhD students
* Explores issues such as gender, culture and the fundamental nature of the PhD.
The book will be a vital guide and companion to anyone studying, supervising or contemplating a doctoral degree in the humanities or social sciences.
 

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Contents

How to succeed in postgraduate study
1
The research process
18
Financing a doctorate
35
Planning time
59
Problems of supervision
76
Writing the thesis
96
Student experiences
113
Intercultural issues and doctoral studies
131
Gender issues in doctoral studies
152
Comparative perspectives on the British PhD
184
Index
200
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