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    Description"This handbook for students and their supervisors does exactly what it says 'on the tin' - it tells you how to get a PhD in a sensible, practical and informed fashion designed to debunk the myths and relieve you of any false allusions...The PhD is a challenging process and often feels more mysterious than it should be. This worthwhile offering makes the whole endeavour a much more 'open book' for the would-be Dr and comes highly recommended." Wilma Clark, Institute of Education, University of London. Since the first edition of this innovative book, thousands of doctoral students have gained their doctorates by following the spot-on advice it gives. Across all faculties and disciplines, it remains the book of choice for both students and their supervisors, establishing it as a worldwide bestseller. This practical book guides students through all they need to know to approach the research, write and defend their ideas and ultimately produce a unique and robust academic thesis. It also gives supervisors and examiners invaluable tips on their role in the process. With vignettes from doctoral candidates, the book demonstrates how problems can be approached and overcome. Thoroughly updated to include new technologies and different forms of doctorate, new content includes coverage on: Studying for a professional doctorate The specifics of writing your PhD Equal opportunities for non-traditional students and for students from minority groups A self-evaluation questionnaire on doctoral supervisory practice (to complement the existing questionnaire on student progress) How to Get a PhD is the essential handbook for doctoral students!


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    Title
    How to Get a PhD
    Subtitle
    A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Derek Salman Pugh, By (author) Estelle M. Phillips
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 254 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780335242023
    ISBN 10: 0335242022
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
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    BIC subject category V2: JNM
    LC classification: L
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 13
    BISAC V2.8: STU021000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 24
    Abridged Dewey: 378
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 22
    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    DC22: 378.240941
    BISAC V2.8: STU015000
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: JNM, VSK
    Edition
    5, Revised
    Edition statement
    5th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Author Information
    Dr Estelle M. Phillips has enjoyed a long career as an academic and independent educational consultant. She has published widely on the various aspects of the PhD process and has spoken at universities on four continents about the skills required to complete and supervise a PhD. Her involvement extends to helping with the transformation of the Australian PhD and the introduction of a European doctorate. Professor Derek S. Pugh is Emeritus Professor of International Management of the Open University Business School, UK. He has published 17 books and over 100 papers in his field and has considerable experience in the design of doctoral programmes and the successful supervision and examination of PhD students. In 2009 he was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award of the British Academy of Management. His personal website is: www.derekpugh.com
    Table of contents
    On becoming a research student 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 Writing your PhD The PhD process How to manage your supervisors Equal opportunities for non-traditional research students (i.e. women - with some comments for men - international, mature and part-time students) Equal opportunities for minority group research students(i.e. ethnic minority students; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students; students with chronic medical conditions; and disabled students) The examination system How to get a professional doctorate (ProfD) How to supervise and examine Institutional responsibilities Appendix 1: Self-evaluation questionnaire on research student progress Appendix 2: Self-evaluation questionnaire on doctoral supervisory practice