Navigating the Doctoral Journey: A Handbook of Strategies for Success available in Paperback
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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
This co-edited book provides doctoral candidates with a practical, cross-discipline handbook for successfully navigating the doctoral process – from initial program selection to the final dissertation defense and preparing for the faculty interview. Invited chapters from established higher education experts cover topics ranging from university and program selection, preparing for comprehensive exams and dissertation research, self-care and self-management strategies, and recommendations for maintaining personal and professional support systems.
Each chapter includes strategies for success and practical tips, including how to create a study guide for the comprehensive examination, how to create a professional support group, how to talk to your family about the doctoral process, how to select and work with a chair and committee, how to identify an appropriate research design, how to navigate the IRB process, and how to master the research and writing process.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Ed.D. serves as the Chair for Doctoral Research, teaches research, analysis and proposal development courses, and chairs dissertations for the School of Education doctoral program at Liberty University.
Lucinda S. Spaulding, Ph.D. teaches research courses, chairs dissertations, and supervises and supports doctoral research in the Ed.D. program at Liberty University’s School of Education.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Nature of the Doctoral Journey
Part I: The Entry Stage
Chapter 1: Choosing the Right Type of Program
Chapter 2: Communicating Needs and Nurturing Familial Relationships
Chapter 3: Assessing and Allotting Resources
Part II: The Knowledge & Skill Development Stage
Chapter 4: Using Neuro-Informed Education as a Self-Intervention for Doctoral Success
Chapter 5: Managing Stress and Burnout
Chapter 6:Overcoming Statistics Anxiety and Being Successful in Data Analysis
Chapter 7: Leveraging Technology for Scholarship
Chapter 8: Creating a Scholarly Community and Collegial Support System
Part III: The Consolidation Stage
Chapter 9: The Transition From Autonomous to Self-Directed Learning
Chapter 10: Building Professional Relationships with Faculty
Chapter 11: The Comprehensive Examination
Part IV: The Research & Scholarship Stage
Chapter 12: Learning to Think Critically Using Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies
Chapter 13: Making a Case in Your Literature Review
Chapter 14: Right-Sizing Your Research Topic
Chapter 15: Right-Sizing Your Research Method
Chapter 16: The Nature of Qualitative Research
Chapter 17: The Nature of Quantitative Research
Chapter 18: Ethical Considerations in Research Involving Human Participants
Part V: The Completion Stage
Chapter 19: From Dissertation to Publication and Presentation
Chapter 20: From Student to Professor
About the Authors and Editors