Your PhD Companion

Your PhD Companion The Insider Guide to Mastering the Practical Realities of Getting Your PhD

Revised and updated 3rd Edition

Paperback (11 Feb 2010)

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This book guides you through doctoral study from the student's point of view - the challenges, pitfalls, and ups and downs that you're likely to encounter in the course of your PhD. Inside you'll find: -Advice on doing research - Examples of PhD problems and their resolution - Reflections on life as a PhD student - Insights into how the academic system works - Real life cases of famous (and not so famous)PhD students. Over and above what your supervisors and university may have to offer, Your PhD Companion will help explain all kinds of things that no one ever seems to tell you - and you don't necessarily know to ask.

Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Embarking on a PhD; 3. You and your supervisor; 4. Finding your feet (and a desk to put them under); 5. Doing the research; 6. Life as a PhD student; 7. Academia; 8. Thesis construction; 9. Survival; 10. The end game; 11. The examination; 12. The afterlife; Further Reading; Index.

Book information

ISBN: 9781845283926
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Robinson
Pub date:
Edition: Revised and updated 3rd Edition
DEWEY: 378.155
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 156
Weight: 194g
Height: 214mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 12mm