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

Focusing on your viva from the start
Author: Trafford, Vernon,Leshem, Shosh
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335225438
Category: Education
Page: 245
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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.

How to Get a PhD

A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors
Author: Estelle M. Phillips,Phillips Estelle Pugh Derek Salman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242049
Category: Education
Page: 276
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This is a handbook and survival manual for PhD students providing a practical, realistic understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctrate.

From the Start


Author: Molly Doyle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781461106975
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 706
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From the Start is an inspirational love story between two teenagers, Rosalie and Alexander. After Rose moves away from her father and begins school in a different state, she notices a boy who tends to stand off to the side. Day by day she gets to know him, but feels as if he is building up a wall between them. They fall head over heels for each other, until one afternoon she finds out he has been hiding a life threatening secret from her, and has cancer. Rose is left to make the hardest decision of her whole life. Will she stay by his side or simply tell him goodbye?

Succeeding with Your Doctorate


Author: Jerry J Wellington,Ann-Marie Bathmaker,Cheryl Hunt,Gary McCulloch,Pat Sikes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848600704
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!

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation
Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230802087
Category: Education
Page: 312
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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.

Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education


Author: Zhou, Chunfang
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522506446
Category: Education
Page: 632
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Developing students’ creative problem-solving skills is paramount to today’s teachers, due to the exponentially growing demand for cognitive plasticity and critical thinking in the workforce. In today’s knowledge economy, workers must be able to participate in creative dialogue and complex problem-solving. This has prompted institutions of higher education to implement new pedagogical methods such as problem-based and case-based education. The Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education is an essential, comprehensive collection of the newest research in higher education, creativity, problem solving, and pedagogical design. It provides the framework for further research opportunities in these dynamic, necessary fields. Featuring work regarding problem-oriented curriculum and its applications and challenges, this book is essential for policy makers, teachers, researchers, administrators, students of education.

How to Write a Thesis


Author: Rowena Murray
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335244297
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 325
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The Professional Doctorate

A Practical Guide
Author: John Fulton,Judith Kuit,Gail Sanders,Peter Smith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137024208
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Are you interested in studying for a professional doctorate but aren't sure what's involved? This book offers concrete, practical guidance for anyone wishing to study for a professional doctorate degree. Fully up-to-date and based on the latest developments in the field, The Professional Doctorate: - Supports you through every stage of the journey, from identifying your research project and choosing your methodology through to the final assessment - Gives advice on working with your supervisor, disseminating your findings and influencing your community of practice - Encourages you to reflect on your personal development and transformation - Features detailed case studies from real-life students Based on the authors' extensive experience of working with professional doctoral students, this much-needed resource will help you to master all aspects of this demanding degree.

Writing for Academic Journals


Author: Rowena Murray
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335263038
Category: Education
Page: 258
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Busy academics must publish. To fulfil research output, they must write to a specific journal style and high standard while juggling other professional tasks. This book develops understanding of how writing happens, what good writing looks and feels like, what gets published and what does not and why.

How To Be An Effective Supervisor: Best Practice In Research Student Supervision

Best practice in research student supervision
Author: Eley, Adrian,Murray, Rowena
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335222951
Category: Education
Page: 200
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This is a practical guide aimed at supervisors of research students. It is written in a lively case study style and is designed to appeal to supervisors who need a quick fix, and who have neither the time nor the inclination to read a more detailed, in depth book on the subject such as Supervising the Doctorate. There is a growing need for such a volume as the QAA postgraduate code of practice in the UK indicates that all new doctoral supervisors must be trained appropriately. This book will be very suitable for such training courses. The authors both come from a medical background so the book is likely to be particularly well recieved within scientfic and medical departments.

Completing Your PhD


Author: Kate Williams,Emily Bethell,Judith Lawton,Clare Parfitt-Brown,Mary Richardson,Victoria Rowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230356818
Category: Education
Page: 112
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Concise and well-presented, this guide will be invaluable to any Ph.D. student seeking to successfully complete their thesis. Based on students' direct experiences, topics include developing your argument, planning your time, editing, what examiners are looking for, talking about your research, and the viva.

Mastering Your PhD

Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond
Author: Patricia Gosling,Lambertus D. Noordam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642158476
Category: Science
Page: 240
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"Mastering Your PhD: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond" helps guide PhD students through their graduate student years. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. While mainly directed at PhD students in the sciences, the book's scope is broad enough to encompass the obstacles and hurdles that almost all PhD students face during their doctoral training. Who should read this book? Students of the physical and life sciences, computer science, math, and medicine who are thinking about entering a PhD program; doctoral students at the beginning of their research; and any graduate student who is feeling frustrated and stuck. It's never too early -- or too late! This second edition contains a variety of new material, including additional chapters on how to communicate better with your supervisor, dealing with difficult people, how to find a mentor, and new chapters on your next career step, once you have your coveted doctoral degree in hand.

Achieving Your Doctorate in Education


Author: Hilary Burgess,Sandy Sieminski,Lore Arthur
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781847878274
Category: Education
Page: 144
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'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

Professional Doctorates: Integrating Academic And Professional Knowledge

Integrating Academic and Professional Knowledge
Author: Scott, David,Brown, Andrew,Lunt, Ingrid
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335227805
Category: Education
Page: 169
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This book uses in-depth case studies to examines the relationship between advanced study on higher education courses and professional practice. It explores contributions made by research on practice to professional development.

The PhD Viva

How to Prepare for Your Oral Examination
Author: Peter Smith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113739577X
Category: Education
Page: 184
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Helps viva candidates to understand the complete examination process and to prepare and present their work in the best possible manner. It is informed by the author's extensive experience as a viva examiner, and includes practical real-life student case studies and activities. Features a chapter on typical questions and how to answer them.

Taking Control of Writing Your Thesis

A Guide to Get You to the End
Author: Kay Guccione,Jerry Wellington
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474282970
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Taking Control of Writing Your Thesis offers a clear account of the how, what, why and who of working together so that you can produce, finish and submit a successful thesis. Guccione is a Thesis Coach and Thesis Mentoring Programme Designer and is currently researching the barriers to thesis completion; Wellington has supervised and examined numerous dissertations at MA and doctoral level. They draw on these experiences throughout in providing you with expert guidance for your thesis, informed by real student testimonies and with 'Points to Ponder' and a wealth of online resources to support you along the way. Guccione and Wellington show that planning, writing and support for thesis writers is a collaborative venture but also one which you can take ownership of and manage. They show that there are ways to become more connected to what and who you need, and explore the collegial and peer-support structures that are there to be utilised. They situate the student within an educational context viewing them not as the lone researcher able or not able, skilled or unskilled, but as the navigator of the writing process. The authors draw on their experience to provide ways of thinking, and tools for empowering students to feel more in control of the practices of writing about research.

The PhD Writing Handbook


Author: Desmond Thomas
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113749770X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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Writing is vitally important at every stage of the PhD research journey, and this text will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed at each step. It will show you how to develop a research topic and explore key concepts through writing, how to build a structured chapter framework, and how to write clearly, coherently and stylishly.

The Obesity Code

Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
Author: Jason Fung
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771641274
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 296
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Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.

The Good Research Guide


Author: Martyn Denscombe
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
ISBN: 0335220223
Category: Study Aids
Page: 349
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As a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research, The Good Research Guide provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences. This edition has been updated to account for recent developments in the field such as: The emergence of mixed methods approaches Increased use of internet research More frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups Developments in research ethics Written for anyone undertaking a small-scale research project, either as part of an academic course or as part of their professional development, this book provides: A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis Explanations of the key decisions researchers need to take, with practical advice on how to make appropriate decisions Essential checklists to guide good practice This book is perfect for the first-time researcher looking for guidance on the issues they should consider and traps they should avoid when embarking on a social research project.