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.

From the Start

Author: Molly Doyle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781461106975

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 706

View: 2167

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?

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.

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.

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

View: 902

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.

Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education

Author: Zhou, Chunfang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522506446

Category: Education

Page: 632

View: 8554

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.

Succeeding with Your Doctorate

Author: N.A

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412901154

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 1085

This work offers guidance and discussion on all aspects of successful doctoral work. The authors advise on every stage in the process of completing a doctorate, from helping to engage in critical reflection to useful guidelines on preparing for, and surviving, the viva.

Planning Your PhD

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

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013745

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 2898

A compact book offering students specific, succinct guidance to the core process and major hurdles involved in undertaking a PhD. As well as offering practical advice, such as how to shape initial ideas, the book also encourages students to find and value their own pathways and approaches within academia.

The PhD Viva

How to Prepare for Your Oral Examination

Author: Peter Smith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113739577X

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 3375

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.

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

View: 9216

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.

Postgraduate Supervision

Future foci for the knowledge society

Author: Magda Fourie-Malherbe,Ruth Albertyn,Eli Bitzer


ISBN: 1928357210

Category: Education

Page: 437

View: 9276

The 24 chapters contained in this volume provide diverse but also congruent perspectives on future foci for research into postgraduate education and supervision in the knowledge society. The chapters move from deliberations on challenges for postgraduate supervision at macro level (such as the pressure to increase postgraduate output and the implications of increasingly managerialist institutions) to meso level matters (the form and function of postgraduate education in specific countries) to the micro (rich case studies of individual institutions, programmes and supervisors).

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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Writing for Academic Journals

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335263038

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 3684

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.

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

View: 7183

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

PhD by Published Work

A Practical Guide for Success

Author: Susan Smith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137385219

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9266

This is a practical and positive guide to doing a PhD by publication, which enables current and prospective candidates to better understand the processes involved, avoid the potential pitfalls and to respond appropriately to the challenges. It includes both narrative accounts and advice from people who have undertaken the route successfully.

Better PowerPoint (R)

Quick Fixes Based On How Your Audience Thinks

Author: Stephen Kosslyn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199752546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 9525

Giving good presentations is not just common sense. Cognitive neuroscientist Stephen M. Kosslyn shows how to make presentations work better based on how our brains work. Where many books focus on how to create a first draft, Better PowerPoint gives you quick steps to improve one you already have. · 8 key rules that are easy to remember and use · Clear principles about how to design effective slides based on well-established scientific data · Quick steps to sharpen and strengthen your presentation · Easy-to-use checklists guide you through each aspect of your presentation · Chapters are structured to help you prioritize the most effective edits · Memorable examples and illustrations to show what works, and what doesn't · Lessons in what to fix can also help you create better first drafts faster. If you have a PowerPoint presentation that is not giving you the results you want, take advantage of what scientific research can tell you about how your audience is seeing and thinking about what you have to say.

A Gentle Guide to Research Methods

Author: Gordon Rugg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335230199

Category: Reference

Page: 254

View: 9163

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.

Your PhD Thesis

How to Plan, Draft, Revise and Edit Your Thesis

Author: Robert Brewer

Publisher: Studymates Limited

ISBN: 9781842850701

Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 7854

Undertaking a PhD & completing the task can be daunting. Yet one is being asked for an incremental increase rather than a paradigm shift in knowledge. This text seeks to place research methods within the context of the research process as a whole from a consideration of the nature of the research to the final submission of the thesis.