ISBN 9780071067973,The Unwritten Rules Of Phd Research

The Unwritten Rules Of Phd Research



Tata Mcgraw Hill Education Private Limited

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780071067973

ISBN-10 0071067973


Number of Pages 441 Pages
Language (English)

Science fiction

This bestselling book on the process of PhD research provides readers with engaging discussion and comprehensive guidance on aspects that other books don't usually mention. Covering all the key topics of the previous edition, including what a PhD is really about, how to do one well, how to decipher what your supervisor actually means by terms like 'good referencing' and 'clean research question', and how to design, report and defend your research,the authors continue to offer an accessible, down-to-earth, and insightful account of the whole PhD process. Their advice addresses how to avoid some of the pitfalls en route to a successful submission. Salient Features Updated throughout, the new edition includes new material on: Critical thinking Research skills The route to research independence Different models of study TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface to the first edition Preface to the second edition About this book Acknowledgements 1. So you want to do a PhD? 2. The many shapes of the PhD 3. The route to research independence 4. Supervision 5. Networks 6. Reading 7. Paper types 8. Research design 9. Critical thinking 10. Writing 11. Writing structure and style 12. The process of writing 13. Presentations 14. Conferences 15. The viva 16. Sabotage and salvation 17. What next? 18. Closing thoughts 19. Some useful terms 20. Some further reading Index