Writing Your Thesis
'Paul's book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.' - Dr Scott Buckler, University of Worcester
Based on his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, Paul Oliver shows you how to turn your notes and data into a finished Masters or PhD thesis or dissertation.
Fully up-to-date with current HEFCE/other EU requirements, the book sets out a template for you to follow, including planning and preparation, theoretical perspectives, publishing preliminary findings, and preparing for the viva.
This edition contains:
- Examples of common mistakes and how you can avoid them
- Discussions of artefacts such as creative work
- Research-focused content
- A section on the relationship with your supervisor
- Information on online and digital work, so you are up to date with the latest developments in thesis writing.
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A valuable resource for new students and academics alike embarking on their doctorate learning journey. The use of example boxes and summaries throughout aids the overall understanding of the main content.
An essential guide, specifically for first time students embarking on a thesis.
I recommend this book to my third year students as it gives them an idea of structure when they are writing their dissertations. The chapters are concise with relevant easy to follow information. I have also used this book myself as I am studying for a doctorate and used it when teaching on the research module.
An ideal companion to the study skills library
This is a very clear book, invaluable to Doctoral students though less useful perhaps to Masters students.
This is a very useful guiding tool for to help students at both masters and doctoral level. the chapters are well laid out with relevant information and I particularly like the emphasis given to the roles of the supervisor and student.
This is a good book which will assist both Masters and doctoral students in the development of a thesis. There is a clear indication of the different requirements in the two qualifications.
The presentation is very logical and would be helpful to all students putting together a thesis
A very useful, helpful text that gives someone confidence and support for submission.
Incredibly accessible and informative
Clear, well written with a supportive, practical air. A book to have at hand to help you focus on the next stage.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Sample chapter - The Research Thesis