The Professional Doctorate

Author: John Fulton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137494867
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

PhD by Published Work

Author: Susan Smith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137385219
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a practical and positive guide to doing a PhD by publication, which enables current and prospective candidates to better understand the processes involved, avoid the potential pitfalls and to respond appropriately to the challenges. It includes both narrative accounts and advice from people who have undertaken the route successfully.

Authoring a PhD

Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023036800X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The PhD Viva

Author: Peter Smith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113739577X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Helps viva candidates to understand the complete examination process and to prepare and present their work in the best possible manner. It is informed by the author's extensive experience as a viva examiner, and includes practical real-life student case studies and activities. Features a chapter on typical questions and how to answer them.

A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management

Author: Lisa Anderson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473933439
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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*Shortlisted in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2017* Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. Are you undertaking (or thinking of doing) a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) or other professional doctorate (PD) in business and management? Or perhaps you’re supervising and delivering one of these programmes? This is your complete - and practical - guide to succeeding on this course. A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management has been written by a team of experts with experience of the challenges faced in both studying for and supervising professional doctorates in business and management. Inside they address the key issues faced, in particular how these courses differ from a traditional PhD, and the different skills and approach needed for success. Chapters explore the nature and importance of PDs as leading change in the professional world of practice, and how they need to differ from traditional forms of doctorate such as PhDs. The guide also offers practical guidance on researching in this particular mode, and through writing and publishing a thesis, making a valuable contribution to professional knowledge.

Study Skills for International Postgraduates

Author: Martin Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230345530
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Destined to become a life saver for international students everywhere, this book provides clear, comprehensive guidance for students embarking on postgraduate study at a western university. Helping to maximise your chances of academic success, topics include challenges such as critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills.

Practitioner Research at Doctoral Level

Author: Pat Drake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113689568X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In trying to juggle the various priorities of doctoral study, many individuals struggle. From gathering data, preparing papers and organising projects, to the less obvious difficulties of time management and personal development, doctoral researchers are heavily tasked. In addition to this, those undertaking practitioner research face the complication of negotiating a less traditional research setting. As a guide to this ongoing, often neglected aspect of doctoral research, the authors of this innovative book explore in detail the challenges faced by doctoral researchers conducting practitioner research today. They show that the special nature of this research and the conditions in which the professional researcher works raise questions about producing new knowledge at work through research. This affects everything: relationships with practice; ethics; the ways that they are taught and supervised; the genre of the thesis; all place practitioners in situations which may not methodologically align with conventional approaches. In this book the authors take the opportunity to explore these themes in an holistic and integrated way in order to develop a sense of methodological coherence for the practitioner researcher at doctoral level. In doing so, the authors argue for what is possible, suggesting that universities should critically examine practitioner doctorates to accommodate new forms of knowledge formation. As an invaluable guide through doctoral research, this book will be essential reading for both doctoral researchers and supervisors alike, as well as practitioner researchers working in professional settings more generally and those engaging in policy debates about doctoral research.