Succeeding with Your Doctorate

Succeeding with Your Doctorate

Combining general discussion with practical advice, this book is an essential companion to your research.

Author: Jerry J Wellington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848600706

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!
Categories: Education

Your PhD Survival Guide

Your PhD Survival Guide

These neat pocket guides fill specific and significant gaps in current literature.

Author: Katherine Firth

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367361833

Category: Doctor of philosophy degree

Page: 206

View: 934

The 'Insider Guides to Success in Academia' offers support and practical advice to doctoral students and early-career researchers. Covering the topics that really matter, but which often get overlooked, this indispensable series provides practical and realistic guidance to address many of the needs and challenges of trying to operate, and remain, in academia. These neat pocket guides fill specific and significant gaps in current literature. Each book offers insider perspectives on the often implicit rules of the game -- the things you need to know but usually aren't told by institutional postgraduate support, researcher development units, or supervisors -- and will address a practical topic that is key to career progression. They are essential reading for doctoral students, early-career researchers, supervisors, mentors, or anyone looking to launch or maintain their career in academia. Accessible, insightful and a must-have toolkit for all final year doctoral students, the founders of the 'Thesis Boot Camp' intensive writing programme show how to survive and thrive through the challenging final year of writing and submitting a thesis. Drawing on an understanding of the intellectual, professional, practical and personal elements of the doctorate to help readers gain insight into what it means to finish a PhD and how to get there, this book covers the common challenges and ways to resolve them. It includes advice on: Project management skills to plan, track, iterate and report on the complex task of bringing a multi-year research project to a successful close Personal effectiveness and self-care to support students to thrive in body, mind and relationships, including challenging supervisor relationships. The successful 'generative' writing processes which get writers into the zone and producing thousands of words; and then provides the skills to structure and polish those words to publishable quality. What it means to survive a PhD and consider multiple possible futures. Written for students in all disciplines, and relevant to university systems around the world, this unique book expertly guides students through the final 6-12 months of the thesis.
Categories: Doctor of philosophy degree

Achieving Your Doctorate in Education

Achieving Your Doctorate in Education

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 ...

Author: Hilary Burgess

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184787827X

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 826

'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
Categories: Education

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

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

Wellington, J., Bathmaker, A.-M., Hunt, C., McCullough, G. and Sikes, P. (2005) Succeeding with your doctorate. London: Sage. Wenger, E. (1998) Communities ...

Author: Trafford, Vernon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335225439

Category: Education

Page: 245

View: 768

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.
Categories: Education

Succeeding with Your Literature Review A Handbook for Students

Succeeding with Your Literature Review  A Handbook for Students

I hope that this book will explain in more detail why a literature review is so ... A doctoral thesis may often be about 80,000 words long, however, ...

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335243693

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 137

The task of researching and writing a literature review is complex. This text provides comprehensive, practical guidance on the process of researching a range of relevant literature on a subject, then planning and writing a literature review.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

How to Make your Doctoral Research Relevant

How to Make your Doctoral Research Relevant

Wellington, J.J. (2005), Succeeding with Your Doctorate, London: Sage. Yin, R.K. (2014), Case Study Research: Design and Methods, Los Angeles: Sage. 8.

Author: Friederike Welter

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788977616

Category: Reference

Page: 200

View: 437

Everyone wants their research to be read and to be relevant. This exciting new guide presents a broad range of ideas for enhancing research impact and relevance. Bringing together researchers from all stages of academic life, it offers a far-reaching discussion of strategies to optimise relevancy in the modern research environment.
Categories: Reference

How to Succeed in Your Master s and Doctoral Studies

How to Succeed in Your Master s and Doctoral Studies

A resource for students and supervisors alike, the topics covered are related to the management of postgraduate research studies: the development of a successful research proposal (with examples); research resource management; research ...

Author: Johann Mouton

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029396004

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: 280

View: 958

A resource for students and supervisors alike, the topics covered are related to the management of postgraduate research studies: the development of a successful research proposal (with examples); research resource management; research ethics and more.
Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Planning Your PhD

Planning Your PhD

Succeeding with your doctorate. London: Sage. Useful websites Research Councils (UK) See www.rcuk.ac.uk: AHRC: Arts and 118 Useful sources Useful sources.

Author: Kate Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137013743

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 141

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.
Categories: Education

Getting the Most Out of Your Doctorate

Getting the Most Out of Your Doctorate

CHAPTER 8 SUCCEEDING BEYOND YOUR DOCTORATE: THE IMPORTANCE OF IDENTITY, INDUSTRY AWARENESS, AND DECISIVE ACTION Professor Shelley Kinash and Ms ...

Author: Mollie Dollinger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787699076

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 263

Navigating the gap between novice and expert is a process that will continue for years into an early academics’ career. This book will serve as practical tool for PhD candidates and early career researchers (ECRs), providing them with an understanding on how to sustain long-lasting supervisory relationships and how to develop their networks.
Categories: Education

A Scholarship of Doctoral Education

A Scholarship of Doctoral Education

Succeeding with your doctorate. London: Sage. Wisker G. 2015. The good supervisor. 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 12 WHAT DO THEY LEAVE WITH?

Author: Petro du Preez

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928357933

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 534

This edited collection is cohesive by a focus on becoming: becoming a doctoral student, becoming a researcher, becoming an academic, and becoming a supervisor. This journey of becoming takes us from pre-enrolment in a doctoral programme, through the many phases of candidature and into the post-doctoral environment. Both advancing theory, and providing very practical examples, this book is of immense value to doctoral students and academics not only in South Africa - for whom it should be a mandatory read - but also for doctoral education researchers, doctoral students and supervisors worldwide, as the themes covered extend well beyond the borders of South Africa.
Categories: Education

Completing Your EdD

Completing Your EdD

Detox your writing – Strategies for doctoral researchers. London: Routledge. ... Succeeding with your doctorate. London: Sage. 9 THE EXAMINATION PROCESS AND ...

Author: Iona Burnell

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789735659

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 310

This is an essential text for students pursuing the Doctor of Education programme (EdD). Written by EdD teachers and course leaders, it covers essential elements of the EdD including reading and writing at doctoral level, planning and executing research, and much more, and will accompany students as they successfully progress through their EdD.
Categories: Education

Getting a PhD in Law

Getting a PhD in Law

Rugg, G and Petre, M, The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research (Maidenhead, ... Succeeding with Your Doctorate (London, Sage, 2005) Index Academia.edu, ...

Author: Caroline Morris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847317704

Category: Law

Page: 158

View: 353

Getting a PhD in Law is a unique guide to obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Law in the UK. While there is a wide range of study guides for PhD students in the social sciences and other science-based disciplines, there is very little information available on the process of obtaining a PhD in law. Research degrees in law share some attributes with those in related disciplines such as the humanities and social sciences. However, legal methodology and the place of the PhD in law in the young lawyer's career create unique challenges that have not been addressed by existing guides. Getting a PhD in Law fills this clear gap in the market, providing an accessible guide to the PhD process from topic selection to thesis publication. This readable and informative guide draws on interviews and case studies with PhD students, supervisors and examiners. Getting a PhD in Law will be essential reading for the growing numbers of PhD students in the UK's many law schools-and those internationally who wish to learn from UK best practice.
Categories: Law

Developing an institutional framework for supporting supervisors of research students A practical guide

Developing an institutional framework for supporting supervisors of research students  A practical guide

Torres, A. (2012) The PhD Viva Guide - A Springboard for your PhD Viva Preparation ... G. and Sikes, P. (2009) Succeeding with your Doctorate, London; Sage.

Author:

Publisher: NAIRTL

ISBN: 9781906642501

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 40

View: 239

"This booklet describes the outcomes of a unique inter-institutional project undertaken in Ireland between 2008 and 2012 to develop a common framework for the support of supervisors of postgraduate research students. The experiences of the seven institutions who ultimately participated in the project are summarized in the form of a series of commentaries on approaches to such training, and a description of the primary elements of the final framework itself. It is intended that this information may be of use to any institutions interested in developing their own supports for research supervisors, and ultimately will be of benefit to the supervisors themselves and, of course, their students." -- from back cover
Categories: EDUCATION

Enhancing the Doctoral Experience

Enhancing the Doctoral Experience

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. (2002) 'Anatomy of a Doctoral Viva', ... A., Hunt, C. McCulloch, G. and Sikes, P. (2005) Succeeding with Your Doctorate.

Author: Dr Dave Filipović-Carter

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472401694

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 313

One of the major intangible benefits associated with the postgraduate research experience is precisely that: the experience. For many doctoral students that experience is shaped by their relationship with and support from their supervisor. Against a challenging background of growing numbers of students but also increasing pressures on time and costs, Enhancing the Doctoral Experience offers an approach to improve the effectiveness of the doctoral student and increase the professionalization of research supervision. It does so by providing both with an awareness of, and a toolkit to approach, student diversity.
Categories: Education

EBOOK Succeeding with your Master s Dissertation A Step by Step Handbook

EBOOK  Succeeding with your Master s Dissertation  A Step by Step Handbook

One other thing – if you cannot make a meeting with your supervisor, send an email as early as possible ... and then, finally, his doctorate thesis (PhD).

Author: John Biggam

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335243228

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page:

View: 659

What do I need to do to write a literature, context or systematic review? How do I explain my research methods and write up my findings? Help! How do I prepare for a viva? This essential handbook carefully guides the student through the entire dissertation process from start to finish, offering clear, straightforward and practical advice. Biggam uses clear illustrations of what students should do- or not do - to reach their full potential, helping them to succeed with their dissertation and avoid common pitfalls along the way. Thoroughly updated, this popular book takes the student from research proposal, through literature reviews, research methods, and writing up, referencing and avoiding plagiarism, through to submission and marking, featuring: • New chapter on ‘Introducing the Master’s Dissertation’ focusing on the skills you need to succeed • New material on Contextual Review for computer science, art and performance art students • Updated material on the benefits of using university library databases and social media in research • Expanded advice on the emotional journey and where to find assistance and support • New Research Methods chapter for art, drama and computer science students This is key reading for any social science, business, humanities or healthcare student required to complete a dissertation as part of their studies. It will also prove useful for undergraduate students considering postgraduate studies and for supervisors facilitating dissertation supervision. "This book is a really excellent and friendly guide through the Master’s dissertation process. It is clearly and engagingly written and easily understandable to a student. It also guides students gently from a general understanding in the first chapter, down to a significant level of detail in each subsequent chapter with worked examples and relevant practical tips. It also usefully highlights common mistakes. The book presents a realistic view of undertaking a Master’s degree, presenting the generic skills needed for success and acknowledging that life outside the dissertation is complex, messy, and can sometimes get in the way! It is particularly useful and relevant to my students as, unlike many other books on this topic, it does not ignore practice-based forms of research, in fact the book includes a substantial chapter on practice-as-research in the creative disciplines. This chapter includes software alongside creative arts and is therefore particularly suitable for inter- or multi-disciplinary postgraduates using technology to enhance their existing understanding of a subject (or their practice) through research. I also really like the fact that the chapter on Abstracts is at the end (where it belongs!) and that students are explicitly told to write it last – no matter how many times I tell my students this, it is a common and recurring mistake!" Daisy Abbott, School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art, UK "The dissertation component of a Master’s programme can be very daunting for students. In this book John Biggam demystifies both the concept, and process of a dissertation. Biggam clearly explains the different parts of a dissertation, and offers a pragmatic structure which can be used by students to help frame their ideas. Also, the guidance given in the book is written in a reassuring tone which is never patronising. The summary on good practise in dissertation writing should be particularly useful during the planning stage, and as a final check for students." Dr Donna Murray SFHEA, Head of Taught Student Development, Institute for Academic Development, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Succeeding in Graduate School

Succeeding in Graduate School

Master«s and doctoral degrees are different careeroptions. Asyou learnabout thedifferences and how they affect your career options, the choice between a ...

Author: Steven Walfish

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135657314

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 639

Psychology students who want to continue their education today are confronted by a bewildering variety of possibilities. Succeeding in Graduate School offers them much needed practical help. Written by experienced mentors, this book: *explains the options provided by a bachelor's degree, describes what each of the many available programs at the master's and doctoral levels prepares one to do, helps in selecting the most appropriate program, and enhances one's chances of being admitted; *gives reader-friendly tutorials in teaching, research, and clinical/consulting skills; *describes the stresses of life as a graduate student; *suggests ways to cope with the management of difficult professors, the search for the optimal advisor-mentor match, and other political and emotional problems that can make or break a graduate career; *offers advice on overcoming obstacles to completing a thesis or dissertation; and *provides guidance on navigating beyond graduate school: maintaining one's ethical focus, getting into and completing the internship that is a requirement of many programs, obtaining a license for those requiring one to work, and in general, building a career beyond the degree. Clear, crisp, and comprehensive--with extensive references for further exploration--Succeeding in Graduate School is must reading for undergraduates and graduate students alike.
Categories: Psychology

Supporting Research Students

Supporting Research Students

Wellington, J. and Sikes, P. (2006) A Doctorate in a Tight Compartment: why ... C., McCulloch, G. and Sikes, P. (2005) Succeeding with Your Doctorate, Sage.

Author: Barbara Allan

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856046855

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 375

The importance of supporting the needs of research students has recently risen higher up the academic agenda around the world. Numbers of postgraduate students have expanded, and the traditional PhD has now been joined by a new range of doctoral qualifications including professional doctorates such as the Doctor in Business Administration (DBA). These developments have led to a more diverse student body which now includes senior professional practitioners. This shift has seen an acknowledgement that support services within universities must cater more for the needs of research students. While the library and information profession is a graduate one, a relatively small number of LIS professionals have a research degree. This means that, though they are likely to have experience of carrying out smaller scale research projects, they will not have experienced and internalized the distinct learning processes involved in gaining a doctorate. This timely book offers guidance to enable them to support the specialist needs of research students effectively. Individual chapters are designed to be read and worked through in any order. The key areas covered are: research and the research process the research student's experience research skills training supporting research students in academic libraries and information services virtual graduate schools introduction to research communities professional development. Readership: This is an essential text for all library and information professionals in higher education institutions globally that cater for the needs of research students. It will also be valuable reading for LIS students.
Categories: Education

Writing Your Thesis

Writing Your Thesis

There is an assumption that a great deal more data has been collected but that it is ... Bathmaker, A. and Hunt, C. (2005) Succeeding with Your Doctorate.

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412946896

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 778

This new edition is designed to help graduate and research students with the process, preparation, writing, and examination of their theses. Many students are able to design their program of research and to collect the data, but they can find it more difficult to transform their data into a thesis.
Categories: Education

Today s Nursing Leader Managing Succeeding Excelling

Today s Nursing Leader  Managing  Succeeding  Excelling

Managing, Succeeding, Excelling Marilyn Klainberg, Kathleen M. Dirschel ... You may also choose to get your doctorate in nursing. Each step in your career ...

Author: Marilyn Klainberg

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449662301

Category: Medical

Page: 324

View: 111

This unique text is the perfect fit for management and leadership programs. It covers the traditional topicsand is framed by the authors personal message and looks beyond traditional students and discuss the many ways that nurses can become leaders and the many leadership roles they can take.
Categories: Medical

A Critical Companion to Early Childhood

A Critical Companion to Early Childhood

Bensley, A. and Murtagh, M.P. (2012) 'Guidelines for a scientific approach to critical thinking assessment', ... Succeeding with your Doctorate.

Author: Michael Reed

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473909311

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 742

In this stimulating and provocative book the editors have drawn together a diverse and international range of respected authors, each of whom has taken a critical approach to the contentious question of how you define and achieve quality early childhood services. It is a book designed to provoke and promote critical dialogue and discourse amongst practitioners and students through critical engagement with the position of the authors within the text. I believe anyone who reads this book will be inspired and motivated to challenge and extend their thinking and professional practice, adopting the critical stance which lies at the heart of quality services for children and families. Professor Chris Pascal, Director of Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) Early childhood is a complex and important area of study where it is important to develop your critical thinking and reflect upon key issues. This book will help do both. It explores interrelated topics such as: Child development Play Safeguarding Professionalism Curriculum and Policy Each chapter will not only engage with what you need to know but help you develop your academic skills. The book also comes with lots of online resources which can be found at https://study.sagepub.com/reedandwalker and include: Podcasts from the authors of each chapter so you can better understand the key concepts PowerPoints to help you revise the essential information Journal articles related to each chapter provide further reading Michael Reed and Rosie Walker are both Senior Lecturers in Early Childhood at the Institute of Education, University of Worcester.
Categories: Education