Stepping Stones To Achieving Your Doctorate: By Focusing On Your Viva From The Start

Focusing on your viva from the start

Author: Trafford, Vernon,Leshem, Shosh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225438

Category: Education

Page: 245

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This title focuses specifically on how doctoral candidates can raise levels of thinking about their topic, their research process and their contributions to knowledge. It emphasises the nature of conceptualisation sought by examiners within theses.
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How to Get a PhD

A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors

Author: Estelle M. Phillips,Phillips Estelle Pugh Derek Salman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335242049

Category: Education

Page: 276

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This is a handbook and survival manual for PhD students providing a practical, realistic understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctrate.
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Succeeding with Your Doctorate

Author: Jerry J Wellington,Ann-Marie Bathmaker,Cheryl Hunt,Gary McCulloch,Pat Sikes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848600704

Category: Education

Page: 240

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'From page one the appeal of the book is evident in the jargon free, user friendly text. I would not hesitate to recommend it to other students whatever stage of their doctorate they have reached.' - Educate Journal Whether you undertaking a taught doctorate, or a course of study leading to a PhD, Succeeding with Your Doctorate offers complete, up-to-date guidance and discussion on all aspects of successful doctoral work. The five experienced authors give advice on every stage in the process of completing a doctorate, from helping you to engage in critical reflection to better understand your own research biases, to useful guidelines on preparing for, and surviving, the viva. Combining general discussion with practical advice, this book is an essential companion to your research. Topics include: Preparing for a doctorate Embarking on your Research Adapting to life as a student Working with a supervisor Reading critically Conceptualising your research Thinking about methodologies and approaches Producing a thesis Preparing for and taking the viva Disseminating your research. ? SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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From the Start

Author: Molly Doyle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781461106975

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 706

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From the Start is an inspirational love story between two teenagers, Rosalie and Alexander. After Rose moves away from her father and begins school in a different state, she notices a boy who tends to stand off to the side. Day by day she gets to know him, but feels as if he is building up a wall between them. They fall head over heels for each other, until one afternoon she finds out he has been hiding a life threatening secret from her, and has cancer. Rose is left to make the hardest decision of her whole life. Will she stay by his side or simply tell him goodbye?
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Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802087

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.
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Completing Your PhD

Author: Kate Williams,Emily Bethell,Judith Lawton,Clare Parfitt-Brown,Mary Richardson,Victoria Rowe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230356818

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Concise and well-presented, this guide will be invaluable to any Ph.D. student seeking to successfully complete their thesis. Based on students' direct experiences, topics include developing your argument, planning your time, editing, what examiners are looking for, talking about your research, and the viva.
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The Professional Doctorate

A Practical Guide

Author: John Fulton,Judith Kuit,Gail Sanders,Peter Smith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137024208

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Are you interested in studying for a professional doctorate but aren't sure what's involved? This book offers concrete, practical guidance for anyone wishing to study for a professional doctorate degree. Fully up-to-date and based on the latest developments in the field, The Professional Doctorate: - Supports you through every stage of the journey, from identifying your research project and choosing your methodology through to the final assessment - Gives advice on working with your supervisor, disseminating your findings and influencing your community of practice - Encourages you to reflect on your personal development and transformation - Features detailed case studies from real-life students Based on the authors' extensive experience of working with professional doctoral students, this much-needed resource will help you to master all aspects of this demanding degree.
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Writing for Academic Journals

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335263038

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Busy academics must publish. To fulfil research output, they must write to a specific journal style and high standard while juggling other professional tasks. This book develops understanding of how writing happens, what good writing looks and feels like, what gets published and what does not and why.
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Mastering Your PhD

Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond

Author: Patricia Gosling,Lambertus D. Noordam

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642158476

Category: Science

Page: 240

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"Mastering Your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond" helps guide PhD students through their graduate student years. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. While mainly directed at PhD students in the sciences, the book's scope is broad enough to encompass the obstacles and hurdles that almost all PhD students face during their doctoral training. Who should read this book? Students of the physical and life sciences, computer science, math, and medicine who are thinking about entering a PhD program; doctoral students at the beginning of their research; and any graduate student who is feeling frustrated and stuck. It's never too early -- or too late! This second edition contains a variety of new material, including additional chapters on how to communicate better with your supervisor, dealing with difficult people, how to find a mentor, and new chapters on your next career step, once you have your coveted doctoral degree in hand.
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A Gentle Guide to Research Methods

Author: Gordon Rugg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335230199

Category: Reference

Page: 254

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IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO DO A RESEARCH PROJECT, THEN THIS IS THE IDEAL GUIDE FOR YOU. A Gentle Guide to Research Methodsexplains what research is, andguides you through choosing and using the method best suited to yourneeds, with detailed examples from a wide range of disciplines. It alsogives you practical nuts and bolts advice about how to avoid classicproblems and how to get the most out of your project. Written in a down-to-earth and highly accessible style, this unique bookprovides an overview of the big picture of research and of how this linksto practical details. It covers the whole process of conducting research,including: Choosing a research topic and research design Data collection methods Data analysis and statistics Writing up The authors also provide invaluable advice about planning your researchso that it can help you with your career plans and life aspirations. Drawing on numerous examples from student projects,A Gentle Guideto Research Methodswill guide you through your project towards ahappy ending.
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Achieving Your Doctorate in Education

Author: Hilary Burgess,Sandy Sieminski,Lore Arthur

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847878274

Category: Education

Page: 144

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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. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success! Read the full review as posted on the ESCalate website, the Education Subject Centre for the Higher Education Academy
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Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education

Author: Zhou, Chunfang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522506446

Category: Education

Page: 632

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Developing students’ creative problem-solving skills is paramount to today’s teachers, due to the exponentially growing demand for cognitive plasticity and critical thinking in the workforce. In today’s knowledge economy, workers must be able to participate in creative dialogue and complex problem-solving. This has prompted institutions of higher education to implement new pedagogical methods such as problem-based and case-based education. The Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education is an essential, comprehensive collection of the newest research in higher education, creativity, problem solving, and pedagogical design. It provides the framework for further research opportunities in these dynamic, necessary fields. Featuring work regarding problem-oriented curriculum and its applications and challenges, this book is essential for policy makers, teachers, researchers, administrators, students of education.
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Taking Control of Writing Your Thesis

A Guide to Get You to the End

Author: Kay Guccione,Jerry Wellington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474282970

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Taking Control of Writing Your Thesis offers a clear account of the how, what, why and who of working together so that you can produce, finish and submit a successful thesis. Guccione is a Thesis Coach and Thesis Mentoring Programme Designer and is currently researching the barriers to thesis completion; Wellington has supervised and examined numerous dissertations at MA and doctoral level. They draw on these experiences throughout in providing you with expert guidance for your thesis, informed by real student testimonies and with 'Points to Ponder' and a wealth of online resources to support you along the way. Guccione and Wellington show that planning, writing and support for thesis writers is a collaborative venture but also one which you can take ownership of and manage. They show that there are ways to become more connected to what and who you need, and explore the collegial and peer-support structures that are there to be utilised. They situate the student within an educational context viewing them not as the lone researcher able or not able, skilled or unskilled, but as the navigator of the writing process. The authors draw on their experience to provide ways of thinking, and tools for empowering students to feel more in control of the practices of writing about research.
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Professional Doctorates: Integrating Academic And Professional Knowledge

Integrating Academic and Professional Knowledge

Author: Scott, David,Brown, Andrew,Lunt, Ingrid

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335227805

Category: Education

Page: 169

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This book uses in-depth case studies to examines the relationship between advanced study on higher education courses and professional practice. It explores contributions made by research on practice to professional development.
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How to Write a Thesis

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244297

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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How To Be An Effective Supervisor: Best Practice In Research Student Supervision

Best practice in research student supervision

Author: Eley, Adrian,Murray, Rowena

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335222951

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This is a practical guide aimed at supervisors of research students. It is written in a lively case study style and is designed to appeal to supervisors who need a quick fix, and who have neither the time nor the inclination to read a more detailed, in depth book on the subject such as Supervising the Doctorate. There is a growing need for such a volume as the QAA postgraduate code of practice in the UK indicates that all new doctoral supervisors must be trained appropriately. This book will be very suitable for such training courses. The authors both come from a medical background so the book is likely to be particularly well recieved within scientfic and medical departments.
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The PhD Viva

How to Prepare for Your Oral Examination

Author: Peter Smith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113739577X

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Helps viva candidates to understand the complete examination process and to prepare and present their work in the best possible manner. It is informed by the author's extensive experience as a viva examiner, and includes practical real-life student case studies and activities. Features a chapter on typical questions and how to answer them.
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Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Author: Joshua Foer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475973

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Good Research Guide

Author: Martyn Denscombe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335220223

Category: Study Aids

Page: 349

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As a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research, The Good Research Guide provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences. This edition has been updated to account for recent developments in the field such as: The emergence of mixed methods approaches Increased use of internet research More frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups Developments in research ethics Written for anyone undertaking a small-scale research project, either as part of an academic course or as part of their professional development, this book provides: A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis Explanations of the key decisions researchers need to take, with practical advice on how to make appropriate decisions Essential checklists to guide good practice This book is perfect for the first-time researcher looking for guidance on the issues they should consider and traps they should avoid when embarking on a social research project.
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