Authoring a PhD: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation - Macmillan Study Skills (Paperback)
  • Authoring a PhD: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation - Macmillan Study Skills (Paperback)

Authoring a PhD: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation - Macmillan Study Skills (Paperback)

Paperback 297 Pages / Published: 28/04/2003
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This engaging and highly regarded book takes readers through the key stages of their PhD research journey, from the initial ideas through to successful completion and publication. It gives helpful guidance on forming research questions, organising ideas, pulling together a final draft, handling the viva and getting published. Each chapter contains a wealth of practical suggestions and tips for readers to try out and adapt to their own research needs and disciplinary style.

This text will be essential reading for PhD students and their supervisors in Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Business, Law, Health and related disciplines.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781403905840
Number of pages: 297
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm

'This wise, deeply considered and admirably pragmatic volume will be invaluable to graduate students and their supervisors in many disciplines.' - Professor Stanley Wells, Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham 'Patrick Dunleavy has written a worthy successor to Sternberg's How to Complete and Survive a Dissertation. Sternberg illuminated the emotional management of the process; Dunleavy illuminates the management of text. Following his recommended disciplines, he has produced an elegant, witty and spare guide for the perplexed student.' - Herman Schwartz, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Politics Department, University of Virginia 'Authoring a PhD is superb. It is so in three ways: tone; nature of the advice offered; the fact that the book itself is an exemplary illustration of the principles it recommends. After reading it, it is hard to see how many PhD students ever managed to write an acceptable thesis without reading it. I know of no other work offering advice of such substance.' - John Peck, Cardiff University 'Pleasantly written, containing a lot of helpful suggestions, sound advice, and illuminating insights into the process of writing a thesis. I like the fact that the book has one clear, and original focus: it looks at the writing of a PhD as a process of authoring. This makes it useful not only for PhD students but also for more advanced scholars who are writing a book.' - Giseline Kuipers, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 'Elegantly written and contains crisp and incisive insights. I will recommend this book widely to students because it will help them significantly with the successful completion of their PhD thesis...I have gained some good ideas from reading the text.' - Wyn Grant, University of Warwick

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