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  • Achieving Your Professional Doctorateby Nancy-Jane Lee

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 38.00

    Offers an analysis of the issues that could be encountered when developing research in a professional practice setting. This work is suitable for professional practitioners wishing to integrate their expertise with the acquisition of advanced research knowledge and skill to directly inform and influence practice. more...

  • Stepping Stones to Achieving Your Doctorateby Vernon Trafford; Shosh Leshem

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 38.00

    The starting point to achieve your doctorate is to appreciate how examiners examine doctoral theses. This book focuses on how doctoral candidates can raise levels of thinking about their topic, their research process and their contribution(s) to knowledge. It emphasises the nature of conceptualization sought by examiners within theses. more...

  • How to Survive Your Doctorateby Jane Matthiesen; Mario Binder

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 38.00

    Intends to present student perspectives (via case studies) on doing a PhD and offers potential PhD candidates an insight into 'real life'. This title also presents a light-hearted approach which looks at the everyday interpersonal, social and environmental issues associated with doing a PhD from application through to graduation. more...

  • Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduatesby Professor Mike Wallace; Professor Alison Wray

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 47.95

    This guide to critical reading and self-critical writing is a must-have resource for postgraduate students and early-career academics. It is packed with tools for analyzing texts and structuring critical reviews, and incorporating exercises and examples drawn from the social sciences. more...

  • The Ph.D. Trap Revisitedby Wilfred Cude

    Dundurn 2000; US$ 11.99

    This book lays bare the faults of the Ph.D. program, showing that in most disciplines it is savage, mechanical, and cruel. more...

  • How To Get A Phdby Estelle Phillips; Derek.S. Pugh

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 42.00

    How to get a PhD is THE classic book on studying for a PhD. It provides a practical, down to earth and realistic approach to studying for a PhD and offers support and reassurance for both students and supervisors. more...

  • The Formation of Scholarsby George E. Walker; Chris M. Golde; Laura Jones; Andrea Conklin Bueschel; Pat Hutchings

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    This groundbreaking book explores the current state of doctoral education in the United States and offers a plan for increasing the effectiveness of doctoral education. Programs must grapple with questions of purpose. The authors examine practices and elements of doctoral programs and show how they can be made more powerful by relying on principles... more...

  • Out of the Comfort Zoneby Lisbeth Borbye

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2010; US$ 25.00

    Success in careers outside the university setting depends on an individual's capacity to master professional skills and respond appropriately to dynamic situations with flexibility, adaptation, and innovative thinking. This book describes a simple, common sense method of how to include professional skills training in any curricula without compromising... more...

  • On Becoming a Scholarby Susan K. Gardner; Pila Mendoza

    Stylus Publishing 2010; US$ 23.99

    Despite considerable research that has provided a better understanding of the challenges of doctoral education, it remains the case that only 57% of all doctoral students will complete their programs. This book comprehensively critiques existing models and views of doctoral student socialization; offers a new model that incorporates concepts of identity... more...

  • Reshaping Doctoral Educationby Alison Lee; Susan Danby

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    As the number of doctoral students continues to rise, this book examines the context of the doctorate in modern times and the new challenges that it faces. The authors reassess what once was considered the basics of a doctoral curriculum to reshape the doctoral elements of research design and pedagogy and curriculum. Drawing on research from around... more...