1st Edition

Getting a PhD
An Action Plan to Help Manage Your Research, Your Supervisor and Your Project

ISBN 9780203023457
Published December 9, 2004 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

This highly practical guide provides information that will help research students avoid needless mistakes. It informs and advises you about many of the important facets of postgraduate research, including:

  • what it means to conduct research at doctoral level
  • the requirements for independence, contribution to knowledge, originality and suitability for publication
  • planning a research project over a period of time
  • responsible research practice
  • criteria used in the examination of a PhD.

Getting a PhD is an essential handbook for PhD students and provides plenty of useful advice for Masters students or undergraduates conducting a research project.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. The PhD Research Degree  3. You and Your Supervisor  4. Project Management  5. The Literature Review  6. Writing the Thesis  7. Publishing Your Research  8. Examining the PhD  9. References

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John A.Finn is Research Officer at Teagasc, Ireland,where he manages and supervises PhD students. He is also Visiting Researcher at University College Dublin.