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Authoring a PhD : How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation - Patrick Dunleavy

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation

Paperback Published: 28th April 2003
ISBN: 9781403905840
Number Of Pages: 297

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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.

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'Authoring a PhD Thesis 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 Kulpers, 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, Warwick University

Envisioning the Thesis as a Whole
Planning an Integrated Thesis: The Macro-Structure
Organizing a Chapter or Paper: The Micro-Structure
Writing Clearly: Style and Referencing Issues
Developing your Text and Managing the Writing Process
Handling Attention Points: Data, Charts and Graphics
The End-Game: Finishing Your Doctorate
Publishing Your Research
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ISBN: 9781403905840
ISBN-10: 1403905843
Series: Palgrave Study Skills
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 297
Published: 28th April 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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