This is a handbook and survival manual for PhD students, providing a practical, realistic understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctorate. It discusses many important issues often neglected, such as time management, and how to overcome the difficulties of communicating with supervisors; and considers the particular problems of groups such as women, part-time and overseas students. The book also provides practical insights for supervisors, and assists senior academic administrators by examining the responsibilities that universities have for providing an adequate overall service for research students.
This 3rd edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout with new material added on information and communication technology, publishing, teaching and working towards a PhD in a practice based discipline. Additional material has also been provided for supervisors with new sections on the outcomes of good supervision and on how to examine.
Table of ContentsBecoming a postgraduate
Getting into the system
The nature of the PhD qualification
How NOT to get a PhD
How to do research
The form of a PhD thesis
The PhD process
How to manage your supervisor
How to survive in a predominantly British, white, male, full-time academic environment
The formal procedures
How to supervise and examine