Authoring a PhD: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation
Macmillan International Higher Education, Apr 28, 2003 - 256 pages
Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ValerieMWilhiteR - LibraryThing
I found this book to be exactly the type of guide I needed to organizing my dissertation. While other books focus on boosting your energy to write, this book provides tactics for constructing a dissertation that is balanced, flows, and works well as a whole. Read full review
Brilliant - extremely helpful, particularly at the later stages. Wish I found it earlier! Thank you Prof Dunleavy!
List of figures and tables
Envisioning the thesis as a whole
style and referencing issues
Developing your text and managing the writing process
data charts and graphics
finishing your doctorate
Publishing your research