This new edition of unwritten rules covers everything the doctoral student needs to know for a smoother passage with informal yet scholarly advice, ranging from improving the writing process, creating networks, completing the thesis, and ...
Author: Marian Petre
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Category: Study Aids
Returning in its 3rd edition, this bestselling book on the process of PhD research provides friendly, engaging, and realistic advice on how to complete your doctorate. Updated throughout, the book will guide you through the basics as well as covering aspects that other books don't usually mention, including: • What a PhD is really about and how to do one well • How to decipher what your supervisor actually means by terms like 'good referencing' and 'clean research question' • How to design, report and defend your research The authors offer an accessible, down-to-earth, and insightful account of the whole PhD process. Their advice addresses how to avoid some of the pitfalls en route to a successful submission. Key features: • Thinking about your career from the outset of your PhD (rather than at the end) • Tips for “sniffing” a paper to make your reading quicker and more efficient • Understanding cultural differences in research • Networking for research success • Sensible guidelines for using social media in your research • Guidance on project management – especially important for part-time students The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research is essential reading for anyone considering a PhD, embarking on one, or stuck in the middle and unsure where to turn. It will tell you things many students wish someone had told them before they started. “The course of a PhD never did ‘run smooth’. This new edition of unwritten rules covers everything the doctoral student needs to know for a smoother passage with informal yet scholarly advice, ranging from improving the writing process, creating networks, completing the thesis, and even what to wear for the viva – a complete guide to the tacit guidelines sometimes left unsaid.” Professor Jerry Wellington, University of Sheffield, UK
The essential PhD The essential PhD – focused on the PhD research, shaped largely, if not exclusively, by the supervisory relationship, with minimal structure and judged only by the final output – is at the core of every PhD, ...
Author: Petre, Marian
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This title, from Gordon Rugg and Marian Petre, discusses the unwritten rules of the academic world, the things people forget to tell you about doing a doctorate.
This tradition is still very much alive , and good research groups are often populated by bright researchers from around the world . ... Various other things SALON The classic fast track for research 196 THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF PhD RESEARCH.
Author: Gordon Rugg
Publisher: Open University Press
Enter the competition! "A breath of fresh air - I wish someone had told me this beforehand." PhD student, UK "If you are contemplating a PhD, buy the book and read it straight through to get the larger picture; then re-read each section in greater detail as you tackle each stage of your work. I did the basic research for my PhD in about twelve months, then spent two years writing up the results - and producing possibly too much. It succeeded, but I think I might have made a better job of it if I had read a book like this first. But they didn't exist in those days." Mantex This book looks at things the other books don't tell you about doing a PhD - what it's really like and how to come through it with a happy ending! It covers all the things you wish someone had told you before you started: What a PhD is really about, and how to do one well The "unwritten rules" of research and of academic writing What your supervisor actually means by terms like "good referencing" and "clean research question" How to write like a skilled researcher How academic careers really work An ideal resource if someone you care about (including yourself!) is undergoing or considering a PhD. This book turns lost, clueless students back into people who know what they are doing, and who can enjoy life again.
includes : the nature of doctoral research ; dealing with the literature and critically reviewing it ; methods of ... Chapter 9 : Working with other researchers Rugg , G. and Petre , M. ( 2004 ) The unwritten rules of PhD research .
Author: David Wilkinson
Category: Study Aids
Presents advice and guidance for postgraduate students in Great Britain, covering such topics as the application process, research proposals, academic writing, networking, and teaching opportunities.
This third edition has been well revised and continues with the ideas expressed in the previous two editions.
Author: Peggy Hawley
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
This third edition has been well revised and continues with the ideas expressed in the previous two editions. The details and reactions in light of experiences of the intervening years have been updated and expanded. This particularly interesting book is written from a student advocacy perspective, intended to speak to non-traditional students as well as those typical of past generations. Specific topics include: (1) how doctoral study differs from previous pursuits; (2) choosing a dissertation topic; (3) your chair, your committee, and you; (4) writing the proposal; (5) the dissertation; (6) defense of the thesis; and (7) spouses, family and friends. From the Preface: "Looking back upon my academic career, one of the memories that brings me the most pleasure are the words students used to pass along to each other, 'If you have a problem, go see Peggy Hawley.' My distress at seeing bright students drop out and my interest in social science research combined to provide the impetus for writing this book. On a year-long sabbatical leave I interviewed hundreds of doctoral students and dozens of professors across the nation. Then as professor emeritus, I finally found the time to put my thoughts into words . . . . " In making the unwritten rules of doctoral study more explicit, the author has attempted to be insightful rather than scientific, personal rather than objective, and practical rather than theoretical. This guide will therefore help to pave the way for those recipients who will pursue and capture academe's highest award: the terminal degree in a particular field of study.
THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF PhD RESEARCH Gordon Rugg and Marian Petre A breath of fresh air – I wish someone had told me this beforehand . PhD student , UK This book covers things the other books don't tell you about doing a PhD - what it's ...
Author: Sarah Moore
Publisher: Open University Press
An evidence-based, but simple and practical textbook ideal for new teachers in college and university settings. Particularly useful for helping teaching faculty to develop strategies and orientations towards teaching in increasingly demanding academic settings. This book will differ from current offerings, mainly by the holistic approach that it adopts ndash; focusing just as squarely on the importance of health and wellbeing for teachers and students as on the pedagogical principles of good teaching.
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He is currently Director of International Competitiveness Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Formerly, he taught at the University of Illinois and Keio University in Japan. Dr. Graen received his PhD in industrial psychology from ...
Author: George B. Graen
Category: Business & Economics
How to get on the fast track. This guide describes the structure of competence networks--the behind-the-scenes processes employed by people and their bosses to get things done. You'll find out how to recognize the hidden lines of power in organizations, use them to make your department or organization more effective--and advance your career.
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Author: Geraldine Price
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
Specialist teacher assessors work increasingly in all sectors of British education. As key personnel in higher education institutions, they are responsible for conducting essential diagnostic psychometric assessments for students. In its guidance on assessment and identification of students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) in higher education, the UK government identifies procedures for good practice.This book is a practitioner?'s guide for specialist teachers working with SpLD students in higher education institutions and provides the background to the practitioner?'s certificate introduced in 2006. It offers practical suggestions to aid specialist tutors who are supporting and assessing students from all academic fields. It indicates formats for assessments to help specialist tutors comply with the new regulations and helps tutors provide reasonable adjustments for students that do not compromise academic standards.