Your Phd Companion 3rd Edition

Your Phd Companion 3rd Edition : The Insider Guide to Mastering the Practical Realities of Getting Your PHD

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This book guides you through doctoral study from the student's point of view - the challenges, pitfalls, and ups and downs that you're likely to encounter in the course of your PhD. Inside you'll find: -Advice on doing research - Examples of PhD problems and their resolution - Reflections on life as a PhD student - Insights into how the academic system works - Real life cases of famous (and not so famous)PhD students. Over and above what your supervisors and university may have to offer, Your PhD Companion will help explain all kinds of things that no one ever seems to tell you - and you don't necessarily know to ask.

Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Embarking on a PhD; 3. You and your supervisor; 4. Finding your feet (and a desk to put them under); 5. Doing the research; 6. Life as a PhD student; 7. Academia; 8. Thesis construction; 9. Survival; 10. The end game; 11. The examination; 12. The afterlife; Further Reading; Index.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 155 x 217 x 14mm | 198g
  • Robinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised, Updated ed.
  • 1845283929
  • 9781845283926
  • 338,438

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Embarking on a PhD; 3. You and your supervisor; 4. Finding your feet (and a desk to put them under); 5. Doing the research; 6. Life as a PhD student; 7. Academia; 8. Thesis construction; 9. Survival; 10. The end game; 11. The examination; 12. The afterlife; Further Reading; Index.
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READER REVIEWS 'a great book - very comprehensive, covers issues that are not covered in other books, such as the relationship with your supervisor.' 'a most excellent find! As friendly as the book is, it's honest and uncompromising, I appreciate that - Apart from hair-tearing PhD students, I'd also recommend the book to prospective PhD students.' ' Hugely reassuring...I strongly recommend this book to anyone considering a PhD and also to current PhD students...I wish I had read this book before I started travelling the PhD path.' www.findaphd.com.
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About Stephen Marshall

Dr STEPHEN MARSHALL and Dr NICK GREEN both gained their doctorates in 2001, and now work in academia.
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