The PhD Writing Handbook

Author: Desmond Thomas

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113749770X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 1887

Writing is vitally important at every stage of the PhD research journey, and this text will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed at each step. It will show you how to develop a research topic and explore key concepts through writing, how to build a structured chapter framework, and how to write clearly, coherently and stylishly.

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023036800X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7489

Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

PhD by Published Work

A Practical Guide for Success

Author: Susan Smith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137385219

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 8783

This is a practical and positive guide to doing a PhD by publication, which enables current and prospective candidates to better understand the processes involved, avoid the potential pitfalls and to respond appropriately to the challenges. It includes both narrative accounts and advice from people who have undertaken the route successfully.

The Postgraduate Research Handbook

Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364950

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 2340

The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers.

The Undergraduate Research Handbook

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364969

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 8993

This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.

The Study Skills Handbook

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137289260

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 7008

THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.

How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137389788

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

View: 336

Using examples from all disciplines, this essential guide teaches students how to plan and research using qualitative and quantitative techniques and instruments, and how to construct arguments using evidence and language consistently. New features include 3 new chapters, helpful checklists, timelines and a feature looking at employability skills.

Planning Your Dissertation

Author: Kate Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137327952

Category: Study Aids

Page: 176

View: 9779

Planning your Dissertation is a friendly and essential companion to your dissertation journey. It takes you step-by-step through the planning for each stage from your first idea to the finishing touches. Packed with practical advice and examples of student writing, this guide shows you how to: • find an idea and focus your research question • write a proposal • structure your literature review • choose your methodology • put the crucial finishing touches to your work

The PhD Viva

How to Prepare for Your Oral Examination

Author: Peter Smith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113739577X

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 1199

Helps viva candidates to understand the complete examination process and to prepare and present their work in the best possible manner. It is informed by the author's extensive experience as a viva examiner, and includes practical real-life student case studies and activities. Features a chapter on typical questions and how to answer them.

Structuring Your Research Thesis

Author: Susan Carter,Frances Kelly,Ian Brailsford

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137150432

Category: Study Aids

Page: 104

View: 5551

Based on the experience of students worldwide, this book offers practical advice to research students struggling with the complexities of structuring their arts, humanities or social science thesis. Real-life case studies vividly introduce a number of alternative approaches, providing students with new ideas for structuring their work.

Planning Your PhD

Author: Kate Williams,Emily Bethell,Judith Lawton,Clare Parfitt-Brown,Mary Richardson,Victoria Rowe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013745

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 8785

A compact book offering students specific, succinct guidance to the core process and major hurdles involved in undertaking a PhD. As well as offering practical advice, such as how to shape initial ideas, the book also encourages students to find and value their own pathways and approaches within academia.

Dissertations and Project Reports

A Step by Step Guide

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137364270

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2138

Faced with your dissertation or major project and need some help getting started? Thinking about how your final project will affect your overall grades? Then read on. Tapping into her tried and tested formula for learning, bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, Stella Cottrell, takes you step-by-step through the key stages of planning, developing, researching and writing up your dissertation or project report. Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate, this guide: - Offers comprehensive coverage of the major components essential to producing strong dissertations and project reports - Gives unique emphasis to the importance of project management skills - Gets you involved through interactive activities, checklists and engaging student examples Most importantly, it offers the support you need at every stage and will help ensure that the creation of your academic masterpiece is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Completing Your PhD

Author: Kate Williams,Emily Bethell,Judith Lawton,Clare Parfitt-Brown,Mary Richardson,Victoria Rowe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230356818

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 4998

Concise and well-presented, this guide will be invaluable to any Ph.D. student seeking to successfully complete their thesis. Based on students' direct experiences, topics include developing your argument, planning your time, editing, what examiners are looking for, talking about your research, and the viva.

The Good Supervisor

Supervising Postgraduate and Undergraduate Research for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113729633X

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 4235

Provides help for those wanting to develop strategies for effective supervision with a diversity of students on a wide variety of research projects, whether at postgraduate or undergraduate level. Fully updated second edition includes new content on cultural supervision, online distance supervision, and sustaining research networks.

Study Skills for International Postgraduates

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345530

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 8175

Destined to become a life saver for international students everywhere, this book provides clear, comprehensive guidance for students embarking on postgraduate study at a western university. Helping to maximise your chances of academic success, topics include challenges such as critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills.

The Lean PhD

Author: Julian Kirchherr

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1352002833

Category:

Page: 110

View: 3200

The Professional Doctorate

A Practical Guide

Author: John Fulton,Judith Kuit,Gail Sanders,Peter Smith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137024208

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 2307

Are you interested in studying for a professional doctorate but aren't sure what's involved? This book offers concrete, practical guidance for anyone wishing to study for a professional doctorate degree. Fully up-to-date and based on the latest developments in the field, The Professional Doctorate: - Supports you through every stage of the journey, from identifying your research project and choosing your methodology through to the final assessment - Gives advice on working with your supervisor, disseminating your findings and influencing your community of practice - Encourages you to reflect on your personal development and transformation - Features detailed case studies from real-life students Based on the authors' extensive experience of working with professional doctoral students, this much-needed resource will help you to master all aspects of this demanding degree.

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Author: M. Davies,R. Barnett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137378050

Category: Education

Page: 646

View: 1492

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education provides a single compendium on the nature, function, and applications of critical thinking. This book brings together the work of top researchers on critical thinking worldwide, covering questions of definition, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, research, policy, and application.

Reflective Writing

Author: Kate Williams,Mary Woolliams,Jane Spiro

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230377246

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 837

Reflective Writing provides concise and practical guidance on how students can improve their MA26 writing through self-reflective thinking, reading and writing. Covering a range of frameworks and strategies, it includes advice on applying reflective practices to personal and CV development.