Getting Your PhD: A Practical Insider′s Guide
How to get your Ph.D is an original study guide aimed at prospective and current postgraduate students, covering the process of accessing, undertaking and completing doctoral research in the social sciences and the humanities.
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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12 Undertaking a PhD Parttime
13 Combining Teaching and Doctoral Studies
14 Reconciling the Research Role with the Personal
Part IV Relationships of Support
15 What to Expect from Your Supervisor
16 Enabling Research Environments
17 Combining Family Commitments and Doctoral Studies
18 Coping with Stress
6 Writing Up and Writers Block
7 Papers and Publishing
9 Missing the Deadline
10 The Viva and Beyond
Part III Shifting Identities and Institutions
11 Nontraditional Routes into the PhD