The Unwritten Rules Of Phd Research

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jan 1, 2010 - Education - 272 pages
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.
 

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Contents

1 So you want to do a PhD?
1
2 The many shapes of the PhD
17
3 The route to research independence
30
4 Supervision
43
5 Networks
58
6 Reading
67
7 Paper types
86
8 Research design
95
13 Presentations
170
14 Conferences
183
15 The viva
192
16 Sabotage and salvation
214
17 What next?
227
18 Closing thoughts
249
Some useful terms
251
Some further reading
257

9 Critical thinking
113
10 Writing
128
11 Writing structure and style
142
12 The process of writing
159
Index
262
Back cover
273
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About the author (2010)

Dr Marian Petre is Professor of Computing at the Open University, UK, and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder. Her experience includes establishing a PhD programme, running doctoral consortia at international conferences, giving tutorials on research methods in the UK, US and Europe, and presenting research workshops for PhD students as well as supervising and examining doctoral students.

Dr Gordon Rugg is a former field archaeologist and English lecturer turned computer scientist, who is now head of the Knowledge Modelling Group at Keele University. He is the author of Using Statistics (Open University Press, 2007).

Gordon and Marian are also the authors of A Gentle Guide to Research Methods (Open University Press, 2006).

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