9780826497093

Dr Dr I feel like... doing a PhD

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  • ISBN13:

    9780826497093

  • ISBN10:

    0826497098

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-20
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

This book is about what it is like to undergo the process of doing a doctorate.

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Can you write a prescription?

What is a PhD?

Why do a PhD?

Chapter 2: A penny for your thoughts

Writing a research proposal
Finding funding

Chapter 3: Pen to PaperWriting your thesisWriting for different audiences Chapter 4: What is a ‘paradigm'?

 The language of The Academy

Chapter 5: Questions, questions ...  Does truth exist?

Can there ever be a completely objective piece of research?

Situating yourself in the research

Chapter 6: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Writing the methodology - it underpins the thesis, but do you write it as a ‘map' to follow, or do you sketch where you've been when the journey is complete?

Chapter 7: Quiche and Boiled CabbageLetter writing, interviewing and transcribingChapter 8: Have you got 20:20 vision?

Maintaining a clear focus and avoiding blind alleys

The role of the supervisor

Chapter 9: Don't leave hostages to fortune

The Viva Voce

 

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