This text is a handbook for PhD students providing a practical, realistic understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctorate. It is an outcome of the authors' blending of systematic rigorous research into doctoral education and considerable practical experience of PhD supervision. It discusses many important issues such as the importance of time management and how to achieve it, and how to overcome the difficulties of communicating with supervisors. Consideration is given to the particular problems of groups such as women, part-time and overseas students. The book also provides practical insights for supervisors, focusing on how to monitor and, if necessary, improve supervisory practice in order to provide a successful outcome of the process both for the supervisor and the student. It aims to assist senior academic administrators by examining the responsibilities that universities have for providing an adequate service for research students. With the increased emphasis on the need for effective and efficient education at doctoral level, the book is particularly timely in offering realistic ways of improving the success of PhD candidates. This is a revised and updated second edition.
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Dr Estelle M. Phillips is an independent educational consultant. She specializes in giving advice on appropriate provision for research students, and in conducting training for doctoral students and supervisors.
Professor Derek S. Pugh is Emeritus Professor of International Management of the Open University Business School. He has considerable experience in the design of doctoral programmes and the successful supervision of PhD students.
"A welcome revision to what has always been a popular book amongst intending PhD students; certainly an essential for all careers libraries!...Order your copy of the book today, and watch your students queue to consult it!" - Phoenix"Phillips and Pugh's book has, since its original publication in 1987, become the undisputed bible for doctoral students...To say that this book is a goldmine of hints, sound advice and carefully researched observations and lessons is an understatement." - Nursing Times
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Book Description Open University, 1987. Book Condition: Good. 0th Edition. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96820591
Book Description Open University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. No Dustjacket. Ex Library. Spine torn. Tanned pages. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2251472
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