Dr Dr I Feel Like... Doing a PhD
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Dr Dr I Feel Like... Doing a PhD

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ISBN-13:
9780826484482
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.07.2008
Seiten:
156
Autor:
Lucy Russell
Gewicht:
349 g
Format:
216x140x13 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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 Paper; Writing your thesis; Writing 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 Cabbage; Letter writing, interviewing and transcribing; Chapter 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.
Provides an insight into life as a research student; the elation, the guilt, the isolation, the self-doubt, the loneliness. This book offers guidance on the practical issues - such as choosing a topic, finding funding, writing a research proposal, different methods of research, the literature review, and academic writing.