How to Write a PhD in Less Than 3 Years

How to Write a PhD in Less Than 3 Years


Author: Steven Harrison

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452089959

Category: Education

Page: 105

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I have purchased the ' Personalized Back Cover' option and this is the text that should appear at the back cover of my book: Is there room for yet another book on PhD-writing? Yes there is. Most of the available publications on this topic are contributions from professional academics, written from the perspective of supervisors or examiners rather than from that of successful candidates. Most of them are too long and not always user-friendly, while their approach is, more often than not, too scientific to be accessible to the average candidate. It is with these considerations in mind that the author, an average doctoral candidate who wrote his PhD thesis while working full-time, submitting his written work for examination within 24 months of becoming registered as a research student in one of the UK's top Law Schools, set out to write this book, which is, uniquely, written from a student's perspective. What makes of this work an original contribution is not the novelty of the topic addressed in it but, rather, its brevity, its practical approach, its simplicity, the background of its author (a recent, successful PhD candidate) and the motivation of its author: to help candidates complete their PhD thesis in under three years, as the author of this book did. This short book contains a wealth of practical advice and guidance on the issues involved in conceptualizing, organizing and writing your doctoral thesis so that you can increase your chances of surviving the ordeal of PhD thesis writing with the least amount of pain and with the minimum investment in terms of the time and effort spent pursuing your objective.
Categories: Education

From Uncertainty to Confidence and Trust

From Uncertainty to Confidence and Trust

native and non-native speakers of English (Schmied 2013: 1), the study skills model is sometimes seen in a skills ... 1998); “Writing the winning dissertation” (Glatthorn 1998); “How to write a PhD in less than 3 years: A practical ...

Author: Jessica Dheskali

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 9783736966369

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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This publication originated from the idea that uncertainty should not be taken as fear of the unknown that should be avoided, but as a natural starting point for scientific and journalistic writing. Risk awareness is seen as a necessary prerequisite for gaining confidence and evoking trust. Moving from uncertainty to confidence and trust is also an integral part of international academic collaboration, as the discussions of the partners from Germany (Chemnitz), Macedonia (Skopje, Ohrid/Bitola), Albania (Vlora), Serbia (Niš, Vršac), Croatia (Split) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (Banja Luka) have shown throughout this and previous years. The project, funded by DAAD, aimed to bridge the diverse cultural academic and media contexts in Southeast Europe and to show that uncertainty can and should be taken as an opportunity. This was achieved through discussions and research projects in the course of an online workshop and summer school and this publication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

In Pursuit of the PhD

In Pursuit of the PhD

Please circle one number (168) Less than one year l One year, less than two years Two years, less than three years ... 3 14. In the current semester or quarter, how many hours a week on average do you spend on your graduate studies?

Author: William G. Bowen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400862474

Category: Education

Page: 466

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What percentage of graduate students entering PhD programs in the arts and sciences at leading universities actually complete their studies? How do completion rates vary by field of study, scale of graduate program, and type of financial support provided to students? Has the increasing reliance on Teaching Assistantships affected completion rates and time-to-degree? How successful have national fellowship programs been in encouraging students to finish their studies in reasonably short periods of time? What have been the effects of curricular developments and shifts in the state of the job market? How has the overall "system" of graduate education been affected by the expansion of the 1960s and the subsequent contraction in enrollments and degrees conferred? Is there "excess capacity" in the system at the present time? This major study seeks to answer fundamental questions of this kind. It is based on an exhaustive analysis of an unparalleled data set consisting of the experiences in graduate school of more than 35,000 students who entered programs in English, history, political science, economics, mathematics, and physics at ten leading universities between 1962 and 1986. In addition, new information has been obtained on the graduate student careers of more than 13,000 winners of prestigious national fellowships such as the Woodrow Wilson and the Danforth. It is the combination of these original data sets with other sources of national data that permits fresh insights into the processes and outcomes of graduate education. The authors conclude that opportunities to achieve significant improvements in the organization and functioning of graduate programs exist--especially in the humanities and related social sciences--and the final part of the book contains their policy recommendations. This will be the standard reference on graduate education for years to come, and it should be read and studied by everyone concerned with the future of graduate education in the United States. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Education

Road to Faa Imata 2022

Road to Faa   Imata 2022

Academic institutions and different fields of study refer to doctorate degrees in various ways, for example Ph.D or D.Phil (Doctor of ... In a way, being so far away forced me to work hard and completed my PhD in less than 3 years.

Author: Amelia Kinahoi Siamomua

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781669823476

Category: Fiction

Page: 654

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Faa‘imata represents the traditional home of Kava, a significant figure and source of Tongan culture. Thus, as in the legend of the origin of Kava, Faa‘imata connotes a place where great sacrifices have been laid to honour authority and yet also where kingly favours have been granted that covered shortcomings and inadequacies. More significantly, it marks a place where new beginnings and new legacies can sprout. Therefore the Road to Faa‘imata represents the many facets and multiple interpretations of the pathways and passages traversed by each of the Tonga High School ex-student featured. It represents an equalizer of sorts where students coming from diverse backgrounds and stations in society are provided with empowering opportunities to achieve outcomes that benefit Tonga, reflecting their capacity to absorb, critique and reapply what they have learnt.
Categories: Fiction

Playing the PhD Game with Integrity

Playing the PhD Game with Integrity

PhD—Macquarie University—3 years (but normally candidates complete a 2-year Masters programme prior to entering the ... Supervisors are under pressure to build track records of timely completion despite the complexities that might arise ...

Author: John A Bowden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811369902

Category: Education

Page: 300

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This book focuses on integrity throughout the PhD journey and beyond, and is organised around two main themes: (1) integrity in relation to the capabilities developed by doctoral candidates for professional practice; and (2) integrity and coherence at the PhD system level. The working methods of key participants such as PhD candidates, supervisors, university managers, government agencies and politicians are central to achieving integrity goals within PhD programmes. In this context, a number of constructs are developed that inform the practice-based elements of the book in relation to conducting doctoral research, research supervision, academic writing, and research training support systems; in particular, these include our Moral Compass Framework for professional integrity, notions of collective morality, decision-making when faced with ‘wicked’ problems, connected moral capability and our double-helix model of capability development, negotiated sense in contrast with common sense, completion mindsets and contexts, mindfulness, liminality, and mutual catalysis in joint authorship. While the data the book employs stems from practice-led research within the Australian doctoral system, the conclusions drawn are of global relevance. Throughout the book, wherever appropriate, comparisons are made between the Australian context and other contexts, such as the doctoral systems of the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.
Categories: Education

Multiple Regression

Multiple Regression

When work experience is 3 years, the difference in predicted income between PhD- and BA-holders is −7.429. That is, at 3 years in the labor force, a PhD is predicted to earn $7,429 less than a BA. However, this PhD-BA difference ...

Author: Aki Roberts

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544358826

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Multiple Regression: A Practical Introduction is a text for an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course in statistics for social science and related fields. Also, students preparing for more advanced courses can self-study the text to refresh and solidify their statistical background. Drawing on decades of teaching this material, the authors present the ideas in an approachable and nontechnical manner, with no expectation that readers have more than a standard introductory statistics course as background. Multiple regression asks how a dependent variable is related to, or predicted by, a set of independent variables. The book includes many interesting example analyses and interpretations, along with exercises. Each dataset used for the examples and exercises is small enough for readers to easily grasp the entire dataset and its analysis with respect to the specific statistical techniques covered. A website for the book at includes SPSS, Stata, SAS, and R code and commands for each type of analysis or recoding of variables in the book. Solutions to two of the end-of-chapter exercise types are also available for students to practice. The instructor side of the site contains editable PowerPoint slides, other solutions, and a test bank.
Categories: Social Science

Polymer and Ceramic Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices Two Volume Set

Polymer and Ceramic Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices  Two Volume Set

Prasanth Raghavan, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology at Cochin ... He completed his engineering doctoral degree in less than 3 years, a record that is still unbroken in the Republic of Korea.

Author: Prasanth Raghavan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000351668

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 634

View: 421

Polymer and Ceramic Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices features two volumes that focus on the most recent technological and scientific accomplishments in polymer, ceramic, and specialty electrolytes and their applications in lithium-ion batteries. These volumes cover the fundamentals in a logical and clear manner for students, as well as researchers from different disciplines, to follow. The set includes the following volumes: Polymer Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices, Volume I, offers a detailed explanation of recent progress and challenges in polymer electrolyte research for energy storage devices. Ceramic and Specialty Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices, Volume II, investigates recent progress and challenges in a wide range of ceramic solid and quasi-solid electrolytes and specialty electrolytes for energy storage devices. These volumes will be invaluable to researchers and engineers working on the development of next-generation energy storage devices, including materials and chemical engineers, as well as those involved in related disciplines.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

New Directions in Nursing Education An Issue of Nursing Clinics E Book

New Directions in Nursing Education  An Issue of Nursing Clinics   E Book

At Drexel University's graduate nursing program, the philosophy surrounding the teaching of an individual doctoral ... Most respondents had taught in nursing programs formally for more than 20 years (45%), but less than 3 years in a ...

Author: Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455747283

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This issue of Nursing Clinics of North America, Guest Edited by Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, will focus on New Developments in Nursing Education: A Focus on Contemporary Content, Pedagogies, Deans, Trends, with article topics including: Game-based E-Learning; Incorporating Evidence-Based Care of Individuals with Developmental/Cognitive Disabilities into the Curriculum; Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate as Faculty Members; Clinical Nursing Education Evaluation and Re-Design; Transdisciplinary Simulation; New Dean of Nursing: Lessons Learned; Promoting a Healthy Workplace for Nursing Faculty; Nursing Education Trends; Learning from Business; Focusing Curricula on Primary Care, Health Promotion, and Public Health in Light of Health Care Reform; Genetics in the Nursing Curriculum; and A National Study of Doctoral Nursing Faculty.
Categories: Medical

DNP Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice Second Edition

DNP Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice  Second Edition

11: REPORT ON A NATIONAL STUDY OF DOCTORAL NURSING FACULTY □ 265 of the impact of the DNP degree on PhD resources ... of faculty moving from less than 3 years of experience in 2012 to 3 to 5 years of experience in the current survey, ...

Author: H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826171740

Category: Medical

Page: 616

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This core text for the DNP curriculum explores the historical and evolving advanced practice doctoral role as envisioned by leading DNP scholars and educators. Its distinctive point-counterpoint format—consisting of commentaries that dispute or support the opinions of chapter authors--provides a foundation of varying opinions that stimulate vigorous critical dialogue. The second edition has been revised to examine the latest developments in the ongoing evolution of doctoral-level roles along with the specific skills that advance these roles. With six completely new chapters, the second edition provides essential content on role theory, examines the meaning of nursing roles, and addresses their continued evolution in a variety of arenas.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Solid State Lighting and LEDs

Handbook of Solid State Lighting and LEDs

However, I found that the LEEBI effect itself had been observed by researchers at Moscow University 4 years earlier [52]. Because I was unable to write a third journal paper, I abandoned the plan of obtaining a PhD within 3 years of my ...

Author: Zhe Chuan Feng

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351647649

Category: Science

Page: 704

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This handbook addresses the development of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly solid-state light sources, in particular semiconductor light emitting diodes (LEDs) and other solid-state lighting devices. It reflects the vast growth of this field and impacts in diverse industries, from lighting to communications, biotechnology, imaging, and medicine. The chapters include coverage of nanoscale processing, fabrication of LEDs, light diodes, photodetectors and nanodevices, characterization techniques, application, and recent advances. Readers will obtain an understanding of the key properties of solid-state lighting and LED devices, an overview of current technologies, and appreciation for the challenges remaining. The handbook will be useful to material growers and evaluators, device design and processing engineers, newcomers, students, and professionals in the field.
Categories: Science