Achieving Your Professional Doctorate

Author: Lee
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335236820
Format: PDF
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"Achieving your Professional Doctorate is a stimulating and very useful book for professional doctorate students, their tutors, researchers and practitioners interested in this form of doctorate and all those with an interest in doctorate education. Nancy-Jane Lee manages to combine a deeply scholarly approach with a highly readable text, setting professional doctorates in their historical context, and seeing the doctoral project from the point of view of the student. She has identified some of the strengths and challenges of professional doctorate study, such as the nature of professional knowledge, the importance of a reflective approach to practitioner research and some of the ethical challenges.Professional doctorate students from all professional backgrounds will find this a useful and reassuring text at whatever stage of their doctorate. I would also suggest that it has a wider audience of doctoral students and that PhD students in professional domains would find considerable interest in the book. I welcome the publication of this book as an important addition to the growing literature in this area of higher education." Ingrid Lunt, Professor of Educational Studies, University of Oxford What is the difference between a professional doctorate and a PhD? How would a professional doctorate help my career? When and where can I start? If these are the questions you have been asking, then help is at hand. This comprehensive text is designed to meet the needs of professional doctorate students from diverse subject disciplines. It contains analysis of the issues that may be encountered when developing research in a professional practice setting as well as outlining the process of doctoral study for professionals. Practical activities and exercises are used throughout to help students plan the professional doctorate journey. Snippets from actual student experiences as well as case studies are used to illustrate the rewards and challenges of professional doctorate study. The text also draws on the author's experience of leading a professional doctorate programme and supervising professional doctorate and PhD students. In particular, it explores: The origins and characteristics of professional doctorates Expectations of professional doctorate study Advanced study skills; managing time, good writing style, personal and professional development planning Balancing the roles of professional practitioner and researcher Leading research in professional practice The ethics of practitioner research Tips for successful writing and completion of studies Career options following completion of a professional doctorate Achieving Your Professional Doctorate is key reading for professional doctorate students as well as PhD, DPhil, MRes and other master's students who may be considering current or future study options.

Achieving Your Doctorate in Education

Author: Hilary Burgess
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412911733
Format: PDF, ePub
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'anyone seeking doctoral status would benefit from dipping into or immersing themselves in this well written text. Clearly formatted pages with bold section headings make for quick and easy access to relevant passages where readers can watch the authors skilfully untangle the mysteries of research language such as 'theoretical framework', methodology and data analysis. I recommend Achieving Your Doctorate in Education to students and new supervisors involved in the doctoral research process' - ESCalate Read the full review as posted on the ESCalate website, the Education Subject Centre for the Higher Education Academy This book is designed to help students to achieve an understanding of the practical and theoretical issues involved in a doctorate in education, and how to link their studies with their professional experience. The chapters provide a detailed examination of all aspects of completing a doctorate in education: from research methodologies, to the analysis of data, reflection on the student's own experience, and the critical issues involved in writing a thesis. Detailed case study material is used throughout. The editors are experienced supervisors of EdD courses and have created an essential companion for all education students pursuing a doctorate.

The Professional Doctorate

Author: John Fulton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137494867
Format: PDF, ePub
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Are you interested in studying for a professional doctorate but aren't sure what's involved? This book offers concrete, practical guidance for anyone wishing to study for a professional doctorate degree. Fully up-to-date and based on the latest developments in the field, The Professional Doctorate: - Supports you through every stage of the journey, from identifying your research project and choosing your methodology through to the final assessment - Gives advice on working with your supervisor, disseminating your findings and influencing your community of practice - Encourages you to reflect on your personal development and transformation - Features detailed case studies from real-life students Based on the authors' extensive experience of working with professional doctoral students, this much-needed resource will help you to master all aspects of this demanding degree.

The Research Process in Nursing

Author: Kate Gerrish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118522575
Format: PDF, Docs
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Comprehensive and thorough in scope, The Research Process in Nursing 7th edition provides everything you could want to know about research methods. This established textbook reflects the significant advances in nursing research and the importance of evidence-based practice, and provides an invaluable resource for both the novice and the more experienced researcher. It includes practical information and advice on: How to find and critique the evidence How to choose the right approach How to collect data How to make sense of the data How to put research into practice Special features: A clear, explicit and easy to understand text which links theory with practical steps in the research process. Examples provided allow the reader to apply a variety of research concepts to theoretical learning and professional practice. Incorporates chapters, research examples, and policy from a range of international countries, including Canada, Australia, USA and Hong Kong. Provides detailed discussions around each example, which clearly link theory with practice Easy to read for novice researchers and undergraduate nursing students, but at the same time provides sufficient depth and detail to be of value to experienced researchers and practitioners.

Succeeding with Your Doctorate

Author: Jerry J Wellington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848600704
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'From page one the appeal of the book is evident in the jargon free, user friendly text. I would not hesitate to recommend it to other students whatever stage of their doctorate they have reached.' - Educate Journal Whether you undertaking a taught doctorate, or a course of study leading to a PhD, Succeeding with Your Doctorate offers complete, up-to-date guidance and discussion on all aspects of successful doctoral work. The five experienced authors give advice on every stage in the process of completing a doctorate, from helping you to engage in critical reflection to better understand your own research biases, to useful guidelines on preparing for, and surviving, the viva. Combining general discussion with practical advice, this book is an essential companion to your research. Topics include: Preparing for a doctorate Embarking on your Research Adapting to life as a student Working with a supervisor Reading critically Conceptualising your research Thinking about methodologies and approaches Producing a thesis Preparing for and taking the viva Disseminating your research. ? SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

How to Finish and Defend Your Dissertation

Author: Cynthia Grant
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475804024
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This CHOICE award winning author has teamed up with a Chair of the Department of Research at Concordia University Chicago to write a comprehensive book on finishing and defending a dissertation. A first of its kind, this book provides you everything you need to know about successfully passing the dissertation defense such as: preparing and finishing the manuscript, using cloud-based communities, preparing presentations, using effective communication strategies, managing stress, motivating yourself, revising and editing the manuscript, publishing and presenting the final dissertation and more.

Shorten the Time to Doctorate

Author: Reuven Katz
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449044654
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An absolutely essential survival kit for the lost doctoral candidate! Would you like to shorten your Time to Doctorate by at least ONE whole year? We can help you do it! Follow our step-by-step guide to managing your Ph.D. project as a Pro. The book is packed with practical and easy to apply tips about: How to plan your research and organize your daily tasks How to choose a topic and an adviser How to communicate with your adviser in a win-win style How to complete the doctorate on schedule How to reduce the stress and increase the joy of staying in a graduate school Learn from original examples of successful graduates Learn avoid and cope with potential crises in your doctoral program: Professional crisis Expectation crisis Emotional crisis Survival crisis "International Student" crisis Adviser crisis Each potential crisis is explained and treated to help you avoid it or solve it!

How to Get a PhD

Author: Estelle M. Phillips
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242049
Format: PDF
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This is a handbook and survival manual for PhD students providing a practical, realistic understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctrate.

Daring the Doctorate

Author: Ada Demb
Publisher: R & L Education
ISBN: 9781610486941
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Daring the Doctorate is the first major work to address the life circumstances of mid-career doctoral students. Based on the experiences of fifteen successful graduates, the author develops perspectives and frameworks to assist those contemplating doctoral study, as well as faculty and staff advisors and even recent graduates who wonder whether only they found the road to graduation so complicated.