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Macmillan Higher Education

Getting to Grips with Doctoral Research

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Palgrave

Pages: 208
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Palgrave Research Skills

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Paperback - 9780230369559

24 December 2012

$39.99

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Ebook - 9780230369542

16 September 2017

$39.99

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'I would definitely recommend this book to students who are accepted into PhD programmes. As I was reading it, I kept thinking about my own experience as a doctoral student - and how spot on the book is!' - Professor Kristen...

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'I would definitely recommend this book to students who are accepted into PhD programmes. As I was reading it, I kept thinking about my own experience as a doctoral student - and how spot on the book is!' - Professor Kristen Williams, Clark University, USA

Confused about your doctoral studies? Not sure what's required but feel unable to ask? This book is for you! Addressing common concerns about processes, conventions and expectations, it helps current and prospective PhD students to avoid needless mistakes which can be costly in terms of time, money and research quality.

Getting to Grips with Doctoral Research:
• provides greater understanding of the doctoral process and the requirements for success
• recognises the challenges facing students and offers practical solutions
• uses real-life student examples, case studies and activities to bring the doctoral journey to life
• is informed by the author's research into doctoral engagement among students
• will be particularly relevant for those studying social science subjects

An easy, accessible, and engaging read, the book will demystify the doctoral process and equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to complete your doctorate successfully.

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Suitable for current and prospective doctoral students from all disciplines, especially the social sciences
Recognises the challenges facing students and offers practical solutions
Focusing on the need for speedy completion, it helps students to avoid mistakes which can be costly in terms of time and money
Features reallife student examples, case studies, activities and chapter reviews
Well written, engaging, accessible, concise

Introduction
Getting Started
Getting a Handle on the Topic, Questions and the Literature
Getting Close to Theory
Getting Designs on Methods
Getting Underway with the Research Proposal
Getting Alongside Support
Getting on with Writing 
Getting Examined
Getting Your Research 'Out There'
Further Reading
Bibliography 
Index.
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MARGARET WALSHAW is a Professor and a Research Director at Massey University, New Zealand. She has undertaken research with students on doctoral engagement and has a wealth of experience as a doctoral supervisor and a doctorate programme coordinator. She is the author of several articles on education and is an associate editor of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education (JMTE). Her book publications include Working with Foucault in Education, Mathematics Education within the Postmodern and Unpacking Pedagogy: New Perspectives for Mathematics Classrooms.

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MARGARET WALSHAW is a Professor and a Research Director at Massey University, New Zealand. She has undertaken research with students on doctoral engagement and has a wealth of experience as a doctoral supervisor and a doctorate programme coordinator. She is the author of several articles on education and is an associate editor of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education (JMTE). Her book publications include Working with Foucault in Education, Mathematics Education within the Postmodern and Unpacking Pedagogy: New Perspectives for Mathematics Classrooms.

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