Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation
Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023036800X
Category: Education
Page: 256
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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.

Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education

A Critical Approach
Author: Mark Tennant,Cathi McMullen,Dan Kaczynski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135895538
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education offers a combination of critical perspectives and practical advice that is ideally suited for individuals interested in enhancing their practice through analysis and critique. The aim is to promote a critical understanding of one’s own practices: to foster personal and professional formation through a reflexive engagement with one's environment and circumstances. At a practical level this means to continuously think about how to adjust practice rather than following a formulaic approach derived from any particular educational theory. Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education argues that academics can find space for their own agency in the midst of institutional policies and practices that serve to frame, as well as delimit and constrain, what counts as good academic work in teaching and research. This text bridges a gap between those books that provide a high-level analysis of contemporary higher education, the more practical texts on how to be a good teacher in higher education, and those texts which aim to improve teaching through better understanding of the learning process. Topical chapters include: Teacher-learner relationship, Learning groups, Practice-oriented learning, Teaching for diversity, e-learning, Assessment, Approaches to Staff Development, Quality assurance, Supervision and Research education, Doing research, and Teaching & Research. A must-have resource for higher education professions, academic developers, professionals, and anyone looking to improve their teaching and learning practices, Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education is also appropriate for continuing and professional development courses in the UK and teaching and learning courses in the US. Mark Tennant is Dean of the University Graduate School, University of Technology, Sydney. Cathi McMullen is Lecturer in the School of Marketing and Management at Charles Sturt University. Dan Kaczynski is Professor in the Educational Leadership department at Central Michigan University.

Stop Working & Start Thinking

A Guide to Becoming a Scientist
Author: Jack Cohen,Graham Medley
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 9780415368308
Category: Science
Page: 160
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With the spectacular developments in technology accompanying and aiding scientific research over the past few decades, postgraduate students are often encouraged to focus more on generating data than to utilize their most sophisticated piece of equipment: their mind. Stop Working & Start Thinking, Second Edition aims to encourage young researchers to think more clearly about their experiments, from experimental design to data interpretation. This new edition builds on the success of the first edition, with new material throughout and a new chapter on measurement interpretation, including an examination of cryptic assumptions. This book is essential reading for postgraduates who wish to put the mastery back into their M.Sc. and the philosophy back into their PhDs.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Studienbegleiter Psychologie

Der kompakte Werkzeugkoffer zum Einstieg
Author: Andrew Stevenson
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827420480
Category: Psychology
Page: 220
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Der Studienbeginn ist immer ein Sprung ins kalte Wasser, wenn man in jeder Veranstaltung mit neuen Begriffen und Methoden überschüttet wird. Besonders in der Psychologie, die viele Disziplinen und ihre Methoden aufgenommen hat, bereiten die Fachtermini zu Verhalten und Erleben, aber auch zu Methoden und Statistik, für den Einstieg Probleme. Andrew Stevenson, erfahrener Lehrer von Psychologiekursen an Schulen und Universitäten, bietet mit seinem Studienbegleiter für alle Studienanfänger im Fach Psychologie eine übersichtliche und leicht lesbare Einstiegshilfe, um sich sinnvoll auf die ersten Vorlesungen vorzubereiten.

Authoring A Discipline

Scholarly Journals and the Post-world War Ii Emergence of Rhetoric and Composition
Author: Maureen Daly Goggin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113565851X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
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Authoring a Discipline traces the post-World War II emergence of rhetoric and composition as a discipline within departments of English in institutions of higher education in the United States. Goggin brings to light both the evolution of this discipline and many of the key individuals involved in its development. Drawing on archival and oral evidence, this history offers a comprehensive and systematic investigation of scholarly journals, the editors who directed them, and the authors who contributed to them, demonstrating the influence that publications and participants have had in the emergence of rhetoric and composition as an independent field of study. Goggin considers the complex struggles in which scholars and teachers engaged to stake ground and to construct a professional and disciplinary identity. She identifies major debates and controversies that ignited as the discipline emerged and analyzes how the editors and contributors to the major scholarly journals helped to shape, and in turn were shaped by, the field of rhetoric and composition. She also coins a new term--discipliniographer--to describe those who write the field through authoring and authorizing work, thus creating the social and political contexts in which the discipline emerged. The research presented here demonstrates clearly how disciplines are social products, born of political struggles for both intellectual and material spaces.

Studying for a Degree in the Humanities and Social Sciences


Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: 9780333418420
Category: College student orientation
Page: 213
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This is the first study skills book written directly for students on degree courses in the humanities and social sciences. It is intended to help students to make their studying more systematic and efficient and the primary focus is on subjects where essay-writing forms the basis of student work and course assessment.

Great Ways to Learn Anatomy and Physiology


Author: Charmaine McKissock
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137014083
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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This highly visual text is the perfect companion for anyone studying anatomy and physiology. Offering innovative techniques to help students with their learning, this user-friendly, accessible study skills text is the perfect accompaniment to any course or textbook. Complex processes are brought to life with imaginative diagrams and storylines which aid understanding, reinforce memory and also support students with memory, dyslexic or mathematical difficulties.

The Exam Skills Handbook

Achieving Peak Performance
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013567
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 288
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Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.

Study Skills for International Postgraduates


Author: Martin Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230344283
Category: Study Aids
Page: 328
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Destined to become a life saver for international students everywhere, this book provides clear, comprehensive guidance for students embarking on postgraduate study at a western university. Helping to maximise your chances of academic success, topics include challenges such as critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641239842
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Promotion - Postdoc - Professur

Karriereplanung in der Wissenschaft
Author: Mirjam Müller
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593501724
Category: Law
Page: 266
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"Karrieren in der Wissenschaft sind ein Spiel mit eigenen Regeln. Nur wenigen der hochqualifizierten Postdocs steht im heutigen Wissenschaftssystem eine Professur offen. Welche Leistungen müssen in Forschung, Lehre und Management erbracht werden und welche ungeschriebenen Gesetze sind zu beachten? Mirjam Müller erklärt Hintergründe und benennt Erfolgsfaktoren der entscheidenden Phase zwischen Promotion und Professur. Für jeden Teilbereich des akademischen Portfolios zeigt sie, welche konkreten Karriereschritte zu planen sind und wie das eigene Profil schlüssig präsentiert werden kann. Neben den Leistungsanforderungen werden auch die Rahmenbedingungen am Arbeitsplatz Wissenschaft beleuchtet: Welche Möglichkeiten bietet er für berufliche Sicherheit? Wie lassen sich Wissenschaft und Familie vereinbaren? Wie kann Zeitmanagement gelingen und die erste Führungsaufgabe gemeistert werden? Der Ratgeber ermöglicht eine persönliche Bilanz und dient als Entscheidungshilfe für eine Karriere in der Wissenschaft."

James Patterson Bookshots -


Author: James Patterson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959677839
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
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GRAUSAME WILLKÜR Alex Cross ist routiniert im Lösen von Kriminalfällen. Aber diesmal befindet er sich selbst im Fadenkreuz ... Und er hat es scheinbar mit einem Untoten zu tun: Der Mörder Gary Soneji, den Alex vor mehr als zehn Jahren hat sterben sehen, hat Alex Cross‘ Partner niedergeschossen und ist nun hinter ihm her. Ist Soneji doch am Leben? Ist es sein Geist? Als Cross der ersten Spur folgt, die nicht ins Jenseits führt, wird bald klar: Nichts ist so verstörend wie die Wirklichkeit. "Ich wollte ja nur mal ganz kurz rein lesen. Nur ganz kurz. Aber das ist ja gar nicht möglich. Der Start ist so rasant, so spannend und so fesselnd, das ich meinen Reader gar nicht zur Seite legen mag." (CWPunkt auf lovelybooks.de) GEFAHR AM AIRPORT Alarmstufe Rot am Londoner Airport. Ein Geiseldrama bringt den gesamten Flugverkehr zum Erliegen. Die Ex-Militärs Captain Matt Bates und Chaz Shoeman sind mittendrin - und die Einzigen, die eine Katastrophe verhindern könnten. Denn die Terroristen drohen, eine chemische Bombe zu zünden, die alles Leben in London auslöschen würde ... IM FADENKREUZ DES JÄGERS Die Familie nebenan hat ein düsteres Geheimnis ... Die Idylle in der amerikanischen Kleinstadt wird jäh gestört. Mitten in der Nacht ziehen neben Ex-Cop Ronald Temple neue Nachbarn ein. Warum verlassen sie tagsüber nie das Haus? Wer ist der dunkel gekleidete Fremde, der bei ihnen ein und aus geht? Ronalds Ermittlerinstinkte sind geschärft. Wird im Haus nebenan ein Terroranschlag geplant? Niemand nimmt die Warnungen des Rentners ernst, bis es zur Katastrophe kommt ...

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing


Author: Tonette S. Rocco,Timothy Gary Hatcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470949214
Category: Education
Page: 368
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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts, explain the submission process, and offer readers suggestions for working with editors and coauthors, dealing with rejection, and rewriting and resubmitting their work. They include advice for developing quality writing skills, outline the fundamentals of a good review, and offer guidance for becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer. "One of those rare books that will teach you something new every time you pick it up. It belongs on the desks of emerging scholars and writing professors everywhere."—Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, The State University of New York "Rocco and Hatcher have done every scholar, doctoral student, and committee chair a huge favor by putting this book together. Now in one place we can find resources to help graduate students and scholars get over their writing blocks and fear of writing, and learn how to write successfully."—Alan L. Carsrud, Loretta Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship Research, Ryerson University, and associate editor, Journal of Small Business Management "This handbook performs a valuable service by collecting the wisdom of scholars from different disciplines and countries and offering publishing guidance that is both rigorous and systematic. Everyone who writes for scholarly publication will benefit from the insights provided by this book."—Tom Radko, editor, Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Internationale Organisationen


Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 353119514X
Category: Social Science
Page: 279
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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

Die Traumjoblüge

Warum Leidenschaft die Karriere killt
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593420783
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 245
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"Folge deiner Leidenschaft, dann erntest du das große Geld", das klingt nach einem tollen Rat. Aber für die meisten führt es nur zu beruflichen Fehlstarts und ständigem Job-Hopping. Denn Leidenschaft allein reicht nicht, um in einem Job glücklich zu werden. Cal Newport zeigt anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele und mit vielen praktischen Hinweisen den verblüffend einfachen Ausweg: Wer Zeit und Mühe darauf verwendet, in dem, was er tut, immer besser zu werden, der wird mit zunehmender Meisterschaft immer mehr Gefallen an seiner Tätigkeit finden. Das ist der beste Baustein für Zufriedenheit im Job und eine große Karriere.

Helping Doctoral Students Write

Pedagogies for supervision
Author: Barbara Kamler,Pat Thomson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317802136
Category: Education
Page: 194
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Helping Doctoral Students Write offers a proven approach to effective doctoral writing. By treating research as writing and writing as research, the authors offer pedagogical strategies for doctoral supervisors that will assist the production of well-argued and lively dissertations. It is clear that many doctoral candidates find research writing complicated and difficult, but the advice they receive often glosses over the complexities of writing and/or locates the problem in the writer. Kamler and Thomson provide a highly effective framework for scholarly work that is located in personal, institutional and cultural contexts. The pedagogical approach developed in the book is based on the notion of writing as a social practice. This approach allows supervisors to think of doctoral writers as novices who need to learn new ways with words as they enter the discursive practices of scholarly communities. This involves learning sophisticated writing practices with specific sets of conventions and textual characteristics. The authors offer supervisors practical advice on helping with commonly encountered writing tasks such as the proposal, the journal abstract, the literature review and constructing the dissertation argument. The first edition of this book has helped many academics and thousands of research students produce better written material. Now fully updated the second edition includes: Examples from a broader range of academic disciplines A new chapter on writing from the thesis for peer reviewed journals More advice on reading and note taking, performance and conferences, Further information on developing a personal academic writing style, and Advice on the use of social media (blogs, tweets and wikis) to create trans-disciplinary and trans-national networks and conversations. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated throughout by stories and writings of actual doctoral students. In conclusion, they present a persuasive and proven argument that universities must move away from simply auditing supervision to supporting the development of scholarly research communities. Any supervisor keen to help their students develop as academics will find the ideas and practical solutions presented in this book fascinating and insightful reading.

Authoring the Past

Writing and Rethinking History
Author: Alun Munslow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041552038X
Category: History
Page: 213
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Please explain why you think about and write history as you do? Collecting together the responses to this question from 15 of the world's foremost historians and theorists, Authoring the Past represents a powerful reflection on and intervention in the historiographical field. Edited by Alun Munslow and presented in concise digestible essays, the collection covers a broad range of contemporary interests and ideas and offers a rich set of reasoned alternative thoughts on our cultural engagement with times gone by. Emerging from an intensely fertile period of historical thought and practice, Authoring the Past examines the variety of approaches to the discipline that have taken shape during this time and suggests possible future ways of thinking about and interacting with the past. It provides a unique insight into recent debates on the nature and purpose of history and demonstrates that when diverse metaphysical and aesthetic choices are made, the nature of the representation of the past becomes a matter of legitimate dispute. Students, scholars and practitioners of history will find it a stimulating and invaluable resource.