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Working for a Doctorate

A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Edited by Norman Graves, Ved P Varma, Ved Varma

© 1998 – Routledge

216 pages

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About the Book

In stark contrast to undergraduates, new PhD students often find no framework for study, few deadlines and little peer support.

Working for a Doctorate:

* Addresses the problems of the research process, such as finance and time-management

* Offers practical guidance and specialist advice to both students and their supervisors

* Is written by a team of experts who have had a long and successful experience of tutoring PhD students

* Contains case studies of current and ex-PhD students

* Explores issues such as gender, culture and the fundamental nature of the PhD.

The book will be a vital guide and companion to anyone studying, supervising or contemplating a doctoral degree in the humanities or social sciences.

Reviews

This book gives an honest account of what it is actually like to study for a PhD … the book provides a useful helping hand, reassuring you through your studies, and providing you with practical solutions. - Psy-PAG Quarterly

Graves and Varma, describe exactly what it is you need to do to get through a psychology PhD programme … the depth of advice is consistent and thorough … if you want to know what will be expected of you to get through the process successfully, Working for a Doctorate is an invaluable guide. - The Psychologist

This is like no other book I have come across. The thirteen contributors have packed into a concise volume a complete guide to planning, financing, managing and completing a thesis. Each chapter is fully referenced; bibliographies and contact addresses are included as appropriate. - School of Slavonic and East European Studies

In short, anyone giving serious consideration to beginning a PhD in the humanities or social sciences should invest in this book, which also merits the attention of current research students and supervisors. - School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General