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.

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

A Handbook for Supervisors
Author: Brian Paltridge,Sue Starfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134195346
Category: Education
Page: 200
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The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.

Thesis Writing: Manual For All Researchers

Author: F Abdul Rahim
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122405422
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Page: 152
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Is A Practical Reference Guide Designed To Focus On The Specific And Varied Requirements Of Researchers And Advisors. The Book Focuses On A Standardized Style And Format For Writing A Thesis, Features The Guidelines Suggested By The Mla And The Apa, And Explains And Illustrates The Number System And The Traditional Footnote Style. The Book Includes A Comprehensive Treatment Of Thesis Organization And Documentation And Extensive Specimen Pages Of The Various Elements Of The Thesis.Problem Areas Such As Thesis Statements, Quotation Handling And Paraphrasing Without Plagiarism, And Documentation Of Multivolume Works Are Effectively Exemplified. Also Included Are A Detailed Chapter On Punctuation And Mechanics, A Chapter On Some Reminders On The Question Of Style, And A Thesis Evaluation Form. Guidelines For Writing A Research Paper, Along With Some Writing Samples, Are Also Incorporated. A Thesis Typing Guide Sheet Accompanies The Book. Thus This Manual Is A Friend In Need For The Researcher.

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.

The thesis writer's handbook

a complete one-source guide for writers of research papers
Author: Joan I. Miller,Bruce J. Taylor
Publisher: Alcove Pub Co
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 322
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The Postgraduate Handbook, Writing and Supervising a Ph.D. Thesis

Deductive Theoretical Approach
Author: Charbel Salloum,Nehme Azoury
Publisher: Bart & Jones Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 26
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How do you begin writing a Ph.D. thesis? This handbook gives simple and practical advice on getting started, with suggestions for organizing your ideas in order to establish a convenient structure for your Ph.D. thesis. This guide includes a suggested structure and conceptual framework related to any problematic and research question related to business science.

Supervising the PhD

a guide to success
Author: Sara Delamont,Paul Atkinson,Odette Parry
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335195176
Category: Education
Page: 209
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This book provides "everything you ever wanted to know about PhD supervision but were afraid to ask!" It is a practical, no-nonsense handbook for both the novice and the experienced higher degree supervisor. The novice will find a developmental sequence of advice, guiding them through all the stages of supervision from the first meeting to viva and beyond. The experienced supervisor will find fresh ideas to improve practice and solve problems. Based both on research among laboratory scientists and social scientists and on many years of experience, the book also draws upon humanities examples and so is invaluable to academics in all disciplines. At a time when there is increasing pressure to ensure 'quality' provision, to improve the PhD completion rate, and to turn out employable graduates, the need for this practical guide is obvious.

Getting a PhD

An Action Plan to Help Manage Your Research, Your Supervisor and Your Project
Author: John A. Finn
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415344975
Category: Education
Page: 191
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Provides a practical understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctorate and discusses such issues as time management, communicating with supervisors, conducting a literature review, and publishing research.

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

The Doctoral Examination Process: A Handbook For Students, Examiners And Supervisors

A Handbook for Students, Examiners and Supervisors
Author: Tinkler, Penny,Jackson, Carolyn
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335228097
Category: Education
Page: 246
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'It also incorporates a wealth of information that most supervisors and examiners only acquire through years of experience... this book deserves to be widely read and, if it is, it should contribute to an improvement in the quality of both research degree examining and the student's performance at the viva.' Professor Diana Woodward, University Director of Research, Napier University, Edinburgh and retiring UKCGE Executive Committee Member 'importantly the book deals with perspectives of all three concerned parties, i.e., the candidate, examiner and supervisor. It is . . . a very useful guide to appreciate and prepare for the different stages of the doctoral examination process.' Higher Education Quarterly What is the viva and how can students prepare for it? What should supervisors consider when selecting PhD examiners? How should examiners assess a doctoral thesis and conduct the viva? The doctoral examination process has been shrouded in mystery and has been a source of anxiety and concern for students, supervisors and examiners alike. But now help is at hand. This book sheds new light on the process, providing constructive ways of understanding the doctoral examination, preparing for it and undertaking it. This book stands alone in the field due to the extensive research undertaken by the authors. Over a four year period, surveys and interviews were undertaken with candidates and academics from a wide range of disciplines throughout Britain. Outcomes and ideas from the research have been united to provide the most comprehensive information available. Real life accounts and case studies are combined with useful advice, tasks and checklists to create an illuminating handbook. This user-friendly book is a vital resource for anyone involved in the doctoral process. No doctoral candidate, examiner or supervisor should be without it.

The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

Author: Brian Paltridge,Sue Starfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118339827
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 592
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Featuring a collection of newly commissioned essays, edited by twoleading scholars, this Handbook surveys the key researchfindings in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). • Provides a state-of-the-art overview of the originsand evolution, current research, and future directions in ESP • Features newly-commissioned contributions from aglobal team of leading scholars • Explores the history of ESP and current areas ofresearch, including speaking, reading, writing, technology, andbusiness, legal, and medical English • Considers perspectives on ESP research such asgenre, intercultural rhetoric, multimodality, English as a linguafranca and ethnography

The Child Clinician's Report-writing Handbook

Author: Ellen Braaten
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593853955
Category: Psychology
Page: 380
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"What an incredible resource Braaten has written what is clearly the most comprehensive child assessment handbook available. This indispensable book carefully walks the clinician through the entire assessment process and covers all conceivable areas of inquiry. This is an essential guide for the beginning practitioner and one that is sure to become a mainstay on every child clinicians bookshelf."--Lee A. RosÉn, PhD, Colorado State University

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation

Invisible Rules for Success
Author: Rita S. Brause
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113571150X
Category: Education
Page: 180
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Increasing numbers of adults are enroling in doctoral programmes, but their earlier college lives often do not prepare them for the rules of the academic game. Many have no idea what a dissertation looks like, how it gets that way, or what options are available to them. This book is a practical guide for students who need help in progressing from the decision to write a dissertation to the planning, writing and defending of it. It includes samples of proposals and dissertations that have been accepted and data drawn from a number of sources, including focus groups with doctoral students and graduates and responses to an open-ended questionnaire from doctoral students across the United States.

The Postgraduate Research Handbook

Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD
Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364950
Category: Education
Page: 440
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The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers.

Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses

Author: Barbara Holtzclaw,Carole Kenner,Marlene Walden
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763788554
Category: Medical
Page: 293
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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. Grant Writing Tips for Nurses is a reader-friendly primer that acknowledges that grant writing is an essential skill for today's nurse. The text follows a logical path, moving from the reasons for seeking grant funding, the types of grants available, and the structure and content for a typical grant proposal, to the transit of grant proposals through internal institutional processes, deadlines and signatures, and progress through review by the funding agency. Final chapters take a glance foward to future funding, ethical dilemmas related to grants, and life after grants. An Essential Resource for Your Course!