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Title How to keep your doctorate on track : insights from student's and supervisors' experiences / edited by Keith Townsend, Mark N.K. Saunders, Rebecca Loudoun, Emily Morrison.

Published Northampton : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020.

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Physical description 1 online resource (464 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: 1. What we wish we had known : lessons learned to keep your doctorate on track (1) / Rebecca Loudoun, Emily A. Morrison, Mark N.K. Saunders and Keith Townsend ; PART I. GETTING INTO IT: 2. Choosing your topic : a supervisor perspective (14) / Jimmy Donaghey -- 3. 'Begin at the beginning' : identifying ideas for a PhD (22) / Graeme Dobson -- 4. 'I want to do it because I want to do it': boarding flight PhD (31) / Jemma J. Saunders -- 5. Asking "the" question (34) / Emily McDonald -- 6. Whose doctorate is it anyway? : How students and supervisors can work well together (36) / Carol Atkinson and Keith Townsend -- 7. When an orchestra misses its harmony (or how I learnt to work with my supervisors) (43) / Mai Khanh Tran -- 8. 'How much time do I get?????' (52) / Peter J. Jordan -- 9. Views from the top and views of the valley : the paths of dissertation literature reviews (55) / Maria Cseh -- 10. Critically reviewing the literature: the ghosts of literature present, past and future (65) / Linzi McKerr -- 11. Reading academic papers: visiting and re-visiting old friends (74) / Jennifer Robinson -- 12. Research philosophies and why they matter (76) / Natasha S. Mauthner -- 13. Getting your research philosophy clear (87) / Rosanna Cole -- 14. Changing philosophy (aka the only PhD is a finished PhD) (95) / Brian Harney -- 15. Designing and conducting a quantitative study : lessons learned from work, home, and school (97) / Kim Nimon -- 16. Strategies for analysing qualitative data: how to get started with making sense of all that material you've collected (107) / Anette Hallin -- 17. Discovering statistics and developing a quantitative research design (117) / Ursula Furnier -- 18. Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, how am I making sense of it all? (125) / Merrel Knox -- 19. Too much of a good thing - tradeoffs between training and completion? (135) / Keith Townsend -- PART II. GETTING ON WITH IT: 20. Critical feedback : transforming criticisms into indispensable insights (142) / Emily A. Morrison -- 21. 'They think I'm stupid' : dealing with supervisor feedback (159) / Amanda Lee -- 22. No book or resource has all the answers (167) / Rebecca Loudoun -- 23. "Ok Google ... since when did you join my supervision team?" (169) / Adam Robertson -- 24. Embracing research ethics : from cognitive walk-through to reflexive journey (171) / Rebecca Whiting -- 25. Gaining ethical approval (182) / Nora Pillard Reynolds -- 26. But I am just going home : research ethics and student safety (191) / Safa Riaz -- 27. Organizational governance : the final hurdles for research approval (193) / Amy N.B. Johnston -- 28. Wearing skirts and writing like a woman : a winding road to gaining access to research (200) / Ana Alecsandru -- 29. Gaining access to apparently easy informants (210) / Mireia Valverde -- 30. Letters from a doctoral researcher to a data collection advice column; and the responses (213) / Sharon F. Lambert -- 31. Addressing power differentials and managing egos : how to collect reliable qualitative data when researching 'elites' (228) / Chris F. Wright -- 32. Time is waiting in the wings (238) / Mark N.K. Saunders -- 33. Navigating the supervisory relationship : the case of the disappearing supervisors (248) / Vicki Webster -- 34. Managing time and maintaining focus (256) / Colin Hughes -- 35. Tightrope walking: balancing the dynamic tensions of the doctoral process (264) / Andrea Casey -- 36. Keeping your life on track : living one spoon at a time (272) / Emma Partlow -- 37. Opportunities and challenges of studying abroad (281) / Aurora Trif -- 38. Keeping life and career on track as a non-traditional doctorate student (283) / Vicki Webster -- 39. Finders, keepers, losers, weepers! A doctoral candidate's reality of changing thesis advisors (285) / Polly Watson Black -- 40. To leave or not to leave your Alma Mater (293) / Raymond Markey -- 41. My journey (303) / Gerard Ryan -- PART III. GETTING IT FINISHED AND MOVING ON: 42. Eat, sleep, redraft, repeat (308) / Ana Lobo -- 43. Challenges in writing up qualitative findings (316) / Victor Oyaro Gekara -- 44. The power to write (323) / Melika Shirmohammadi -- 45. Writing your thesis quickly and well (325) / Tara Gray -- 46. Rewriting and overcoming writer's block (336) / Grace Henry -- 47. Overcoming writer's block (and submission anxiety) (344) / Fiona Archontoulis -- 48. The final mile : avoiding and overcoming viva trip-ups (345) / Dawn C. Duke -- 49. My viva voce examination : a rollercoaster! (356) / Zeineb Djebali -- 50. Let me defend myself (or at least my thesis) (365) / Qian Yi Lee -- 51. Networking with academics to solve your PhD puzzle (367) / Adam Robertson -- 52. Are conferences worth attending as a graduate student? : Reflections and lessons from a former graduate student (377) / Tomika W. Greer -- 53. A tale of three dissertations : experiences of transforming mentored research into an article (387) / Jamie Callahan -- 54. How can you publish from your dissertation? (398) / Katherine Rosenbusch -- 55. Publishing from your thesis (408) / Dennis Nickson -- 56. Getting the first academic job (410) / Oliver S. Crocco -- 57. Beyond the doctorate : getting your first job (420) / Holly Prescott -- 58. Publications, what publications? (429) / Mark N.K. Saunders -- 59. Balancing act (431) / Polly Watson Black -- Index 433.
Summary "The path of a doctoral student can feel challenging and isolating. This guide provides doctoral students with key ideas and support to kick-start a doctoral journey, inspire progress and complete their thesis or dissertation. Featuring observations from experienced supervisors, as well as the reflections of current and recent postgraduate researchers, this intimate and entertaining book offers vital insights into the critical moments in any doctoral experience. Bringing together the voices of doctoral supervisors and candidates past and present from around the globe, How to Keep your Doctorate on Track will be a trusted companion for any PhD, DBA or EdD student. Supervisors and those offering support and guidance to doctoral candidates will also glean valuable insight into fresh approaches and their own practice"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes Description based on print record.
Other author Townsend, Keith, editor.
Saunders, M. N. K., editor.
Loudoun, Rebecca, editor.
Morrison, Emily, editor.
Edward Elgar Publishing, publisher.
Subject Universities and colleges -- Graduate work.
Doctoral students.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781788975636 (e-book)