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Surviving Your Thesis - Suzan Burton

Surviving Your Thesis

By: Suzan Burton (Editor), Peter Steane (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th March 2004
ISBN: 9780415322218
Number Of Pages: 264

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From choosing a supervisor and topic to staying motivated, completing a research thesis is not an easy matter. Each stage represents a different challenge and many students struggle through without identifying the skills needed to make the most of their time.

This wonderful resource for all doctoral and masters level students, explores the challenges and complexities of successfully engaging in the research process and thesis writing. Chapters include:


  • choosing and working with a supervisor

  • developing a research proposal

  • motivating yourself

  • choosing the right research method

  • responding to criticism

  • advice from the examiners

  • preparing work for publication.

This clear and practical guide, ideal for all doctoral and masters level students, takes readers from the very early stages of the process through to the final phase of examination and publication, using vignette examples to highlight key issues.

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'Beginning a PhD is quite unlike anything students may have done before. This well organized text clearly sets out the key issues they need to consider and will help them develop the "thesis survival skills" they need.' - Ewan Ferlie, School of Management, Royal Holloway University, London, UK

Is a Thesis Right for You?
An International Perspective on Theses
Cross-Cultural Issues
Choosing a Topic/Supervisor
Ethical Issues during Candidacy
Developing a Research Proposal
The Literature Review
Qualitative Analysis
Quantitative Analysis
Motivating Yourself
Writing the Thesis
Responding to Criticisms
Advice from the Examiners
Preparing your Work for Publication
Common Problems and Potential Solutions
Resources for Thesis Writing
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ISBN: 9780415322218
ISBN-10: 0415322219
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 18th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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