Getting Your PhD
A Practical Insider's Guide
- Harriet Churchill - University of Manchester, UK
- Teela Sanders - Leicester University, UK
Study Skills | Thesis & Dissertation Guides
The content is unique in incorporating discussion of the less recognised personal, emotional and organisational demands of independent study. Drawing on a variety of student experiences, the authors apply a case study approach to examine the dilemmas and complexities of postgraduate study. The book is organised into four parts covering the research process; writing, publishing and networking; shifting identities and institutions and relationships of support. Each chapter includes an easy to use format including real-life accounts, tips and strategies for problem solving and guidance for additional resources.
The guide includes accessible advice and guidance across a spectrum of methodological, personal, emotional, practical and institutional issues.
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Good practical guide that offers enlightenment and advice for progressing with research projects.
Clear concise step by step guide.
A well-structured and accessible text, which offers reassurance that all those moments of insecurity, anxiety and self-doubt that so often accompany doctoral research are perfectly normal. I suspect that many PhD students will find themselves returning to this book at various times through their studies.
I didn't feel this was particularly useful in that it wasn't insightful as to difficulties that could be experienced and it didn't give candidates insider tips to writing that I could point them to, but it had some useful parts in it that were instructive and for some students it was good supplementary reading esp for those considering rather than doing the phd.
There are several students currently completing a Masters programme who have asked for information on further study. this text has been suggested to them.