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This practical guide is full of advice on how to make the most of the PhD experience. It covers the practicalities of embarking on a PhD and guides students through the process, from selecting a topic and securing finance to writing and publishing their thesis. It also includes a wealth of workshop activities to help students sharpen their focus and clarify their thoughts, and top tips for further development.
This is an essential guide for all current and soon-to-be PhD students. It also offers useful guidance for anyone considering pursuing research-based career.
About the Author
EMILY BETHELL is a PhD Student atRoehampton University, UK.
JUDITH LAWTON is the Former Deputy Headof Hounslow Language Service, UK.
CLARE PARFITT is Senior Lecturer in theDepartment of Dance at the University of Chichester, UK.
MARY RICHARDSON is Senior Lecturer in theSchool of Education atRoehampton University, UK.
VICTORIA ROWE is Teaching Associate at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- PART I: YOUR PHD IDEA WHERE NEXT?.- PART II: STARTING OUT.- PART III: TOWARDS YOUR LITERATURE REVIEW.- PART IV: TOWARDS YOUR PROPOSAL.- PART V: WRITING YOURPROPOSAL.- PART VI: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.
What People are Saying About This
I would be happy to be able to offer this as the 'first port of call guide', perhaps to be given to students during induction.' - Lucinda Becker, University of Reading, UK
'I think that a strength of this book will be to help readers get away from the very rigid, daunting and old-fashioned idea that many people still have about the traditional PhD format.' - Jeanne Godfrey, University of Westminster, UK
'This little book should have 'Don't Panic' in large, friendly letters on its front. It is a very approachable guide to what is (from the outside) a pretty inscrutable topic... It leads the reader, an apprentice researcher in some ways, through the basics of doctoral study, from choosing a University and getting to know your supervisor right through to research plans, writing and publication. I wish it had been around in the 1980s when I browsed and floundered through my first ideas for research - and I expect my supervisors would have been grateful, too!' - Amazon review