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Unwritten Rules Of Phd Research Sc, 2E : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Study Skills - Marian Petre

Unwritten Rules Of Phd Research Sc, 2E

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Study Skills

Paperback Published: 2nd March 2010
ISBN: 9780335237029
Number Of Pages: 320

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This bestselling book on the process of PhD research provides readers with engaging discussion and comprehensive guidance on aspects that other books don't usually mention.

Covering all the key topics of the previous edition, including what a PhD is really about, how to do one well, how to decipher what your supervisor actually means by terms like 'good referencing' and 'clean research question', and how to design, report and defend your research, the authors continue to offer an accessible, down-to-earth, and insightful account of the whole PhD process. Their advice addresses how to avoid some of the pitfalls en route to a successful submission.

Updated throughout, the new edition includes new material on: Critical thinking Research skills The route to research independence Different models of study "The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research" is essential reading for anyone considering a PhD or embarking on one. It will tell you the things many students wish someone had told them before they started.

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
About this book
Acknowledgements

So you want to do a PhD?
The many shapes of the PhD
The route to research independence
Supervision
Networks
Reading
Paper types
Research design
Critical thinking
Writing
Writing structure and style
The process of writing
Presentations
Conferences
The viva
Sabotage and salvation
What next?
Closing thoughts

Some useful terms
Some further reading
Index

ISBN: 9780335237029
ISBN-10: 0335237029
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Study Skills
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 2nd March 2010
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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