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Doctoral Examination Proce, Sc : A Handbook for Students, Examiners and Supervisors - Penny Tinkler

Doctoral Examination Proce, Sc

A Handbook for Students, Examiners and Supervisors

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780335213054
Number Of Pages: 248

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What is the viva and how can students prepare for it? What should supervisors consider when selecting PhD examiners? How should examiners assess a doctoral thesis and conduct the viva? The doctoral examination process has been shrouded in mystery and has been a source of anxiety and concern for students, supervisors and examiners alike. But now help is at hand. This book sheds new light on the process, providing constructive ways of understanding the doctoral examination, preparing for it and undertaking it.This book stands alone in the field due to the extensive research undertaken by the authors. Over a four year period, surveys and interviews were undertaken with candidates and academics from a wide range of disciplines throughout Britain. Outcomes and ideas from the research have been united to provide the most comprehensive information available. Real life accounts and case studies are combined with useful advice, tasks and checklists to create an illuminating handbook. This user-friendly book is a vital resource for anyone involved in the doctoral process. No doctoral candidate, examiner or supervisor should be without it.

Acknowledgements
Introduction To The Doctoral Examination Process
Understanding The Doctoral Viva
What Is It For?
Understanding The Doctoral Viva
How Does It Work?
Viva Preparation
Long Term Selecting Examiners
Who Attends The Viva?
Roles And Obligations Examiners
Should You Examine?
Examiners
Assessing A Doctoral Thesis Viva Preparation
Short Term Viva Preparation
Final Stage In The Viva
Candidates' Perspectives The Viva
Tips And Issues For Examiners Post-Viva
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780335213054
ISBN-10: 0335213057
Series: SRHE and Open University Press Imprint
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1