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Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 297
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Macmillan Study Skills

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16 August 2003

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This engaging and highly regarded book takes readers through the key stages of their PhD research journey, from the initial ideas through to successful completion and publication. It gives helpful guidance on forming...

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This engaging and highly regarded book takes readers through the key stages of their PhD research journey, from the initial ideas through to successful completion and publication. It gives helpful guidance on forming research questions, organising ideas, pulling together a final draft, handling the viva and getting published. Each chapter contains a wealth of practical suggestions and tips for readers to try out and adapt to their own research needs and disciplinary style.

This text will be essential reading for PhD students and their supervisors in Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Business, Law, Health and related disciplines.

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  • Covers all the core aspects of doctoral research, from forming research questions through to final submission
  • Includes a chapter on getting published, with practical guidance on writing and submitting journal papers and reshaping a thesis into a monograph
  • Draws on the author's own experience of supervising over 30 PhD students

Preface
Becoming an Author
Envisioning the Thesis as a Whole
Planning an Integrated Thesis: The Macro-Structure
Organizing a Chapter or Paper: The Micro-Structure
Writing Clearly: Style and Referencing Issues
Developing your Text and Managing the Writing Process
Handling Attention Points: Data, Charts and Graphics
The End-Game: Finishing Your Doctorate
Publishing Your Research
Afterword
Glossary
Further Reading
References
Index.

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PATRICK DUNLEAVY is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, London. He has authored numerous books and academic articles in political science and is currently general editor of the journal Political Studies. This book draws on his experience in supervising more than 30 doctoral students over two decades, and in teaching a large inter-disciplinary course on 'Drafting and Writing a PhD' at the LSE over twelve years. In the field of study skills Patrick Dunleavy has also published Studying for A Degree (Macmillan, 1986). He was awarded the Political Science 'Making a Difference' Award by the...

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PATRICK DUNLEAVY is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, London. He has authored numerous books and academic articles in political science and is currently general editor of the journal Political Studies. This book draws on his experience in supervising more than 30 doctoral students over two decades, and in teaching a large inter-disciplinary course on 'Drafting and Writing a PhD' at the LSE over twelve years. In the field of study skills Patrick Dunleavy has also published Studying for A Degree (Macmillan, 1986). He was awarded the Political Science 'Making a Difference' Award by the Political Studies Association in 2003.

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