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Paperback How to Get a PhD: A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors Book

ISBN: 0335216846

ISBN13: 9780335216840

How to Get a PhD: A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors

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Book Overview

This is a handbook for Ph.D. students, providing a practical, realistic understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctorate. New to this edition: a section on increasingly popular professional doctorates such as Ed.D., D.B.A., and D.Eng; material for supervisors of overseas, part-time, and mature students; and a diagnostic questionnaire for students to monitor progress.

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How to get a PhD

This is a true godsend for helping me to get off dead center and onto writing my dissertation. It is written in a compelling and easily understood manner, unlike a dry textbook. I cannot imagine anyone attempting to earn a PhD without having read this!

A survival guide!

I had a friend pass this book on to me, when I was about halfway through my PhD. The solace I found in the author's case studies' and psychological analysis of the 'stages' one goes through during the PhD process was invaluable. Additionally, I found the section on the actual writing of the PhD thesis to be very practical. My only regret about the book was that I hadn't read it sooner. This book should be required reading for anyone considering doing a PhD.

PhD and the research process

Essential for all global undergraduates (who are technically junior researchers), postgraduates and academics at all levels. The book increases understanding of different elements of the research process from what you need to know about applying to do research and choosing a supervisor to information on the final oral (viva) examination. The book is written in an accessible way and provides guidance for those who want to continue researching. Are you considering a new research project and need help or encouragement? This excellent book will give you that and so much more besides.

Phillips & Pugh: How to Get a PhD

I am one of the co-authors of this book, now in third edition. The book has been translated into several languages and we have had many kind letters and comments on the contents. We aim to help students prepare for their research and eventual examination in a professional and realistic way. We also hope to help supervisors and advisors to improve their skills in smoothing the way for their research students. In the USA the book is relevant only to the final two years of the degree, i.e. AFTER the qualifying exams have been completed. For the dissertation part of the American degree this book is very helpful indeed. Enjoy your research and let How to Get a PhD be your guide through the maze.

a relevant and clearly written guide

This book cover most of the pitfalls likely to be encountered by students. Because it also includes advice for supervisors it helps remove the me-vision that most of us students suffer from a lot! Good practical advice on how to get going, keep going and complete the degree without becoming any more insane than strictly necessary
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