The Professional Doctorate

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

Achieving Your Professional Doctorate

Author: Lee
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335236820
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management

Author: Lisa Anderson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473933420
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Completing a Professional Practice Dissertation

Author: Jerry W. Willis
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607524414
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A growing number of both established and newly developed doctoral programs are focusing on the preparation of practitioners rather than career researchers. Professional doctorates such as the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf or DPS), and the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) are, in fact, just a few of the professional doctorates being offered today. Professional doctorates are the fastest growing segment of doctoral education. The nature of the dissertation and the process of completing a dissertation can be quite different in a professional practice doctoral program but there are few resources for both students and faculty involved in completing and mentoring such dissertations. This book was written specifically for students and faculty involved in professional practice dissertation work. It addresses both the tasks and procedures that professional practice dissertations have in common with dissertations in "research" doctoral programs as well as the tasks and issues that are more common in professional practice doctoral programs. For example, negotiating entry into applied settings and securing the cooperation of practicing professionals is covered, as are alternative models for the dissertation (e.g., the "three article dissertation" or "TAD"). The book also covers tasks such as getting IRB approval for applied dissertation research conducted in the field and how to propose and carry out studies based on applied and professional models of research. This book, written by three experienced mentors of professional practice dissertation students, is the comprehensive guide for both students and faculty.

How to Finish and Defend Your Dissertation

Author: Cynthia Grant
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475804024
Format: PDF
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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.

Thesis Portfolio for the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology

Author: Lucinda Hawkin
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Background: Breastfeeding rates continue to remain low in the UK even though a number of initiatives have been delivered in an attempt to increase them. Evidence suggests a large proportion of mothers now perceive breastfeeding as the best feeding practice for their baby and many wish to do so, but are unable to for a number of reasons including issues around breastfeeding in public. This study set out to explore lived experience of breastfeeding in public to better inform our understanding. Methods: A qualitative approach was chosen using semi-structured interviews to facilitative an in-depth exploration of mothers' experiences of public breastfeeding. Women aged 31 to 40 years old who had experience of breastfeeding in public within London were interviewed and narratives analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Results: Two themes emerged from the data: "Societal attitudes as ostracising" and "Becoming a nursing mother". It was evident these mothers experienced a strong transference from a British society generally disapproving and feeling uncomfortable with breastfeeding. Consequently implicit expectations are placed on them to conceal the behaviour either by covering their breast or breastfeeding in discrete locations including feeding rooms. Transitioning from a woman to a mother is a significant life stage and being able to breastfeed successfully appeared to be an important aspect of motherhood for these mothers. Their determination to breastfeed exceeded the challenges they faced in public with their confidence enhancing with time. Findings are considered in light of current social attitudes and the importance of normalising views about breastfeeding in society in order to improve health outcomes." -- Abstract.

Methodologies for Practice Research

Author: Carol Costley
ISBN: 9781473991590
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sharp and focused, this book provides the need-to-know information on how to design and implement a good, high quality research project. Oriented around real-world application, it emphasizes the aspects of research most relevant to conducting practice-based research. Assuming no prior knowledge, but appropriate for experienced learners, it builds knowledge at a sustainable pace. It offers readers: - A no frills guide to methodology and the theory of conducting research - Strategies for communicating complex ideas - Insight into common impact-driven methods like action research, case study, and mixed methods - Ways to develop systematic research projects within the boundaries of everyday working life - Ample opportunities to test and apply newfound knowledge. With streamlined advice tailored specifically to support research in professional contexts, this book is the essential toolkit every researcher who is embarking on a practice-led project needs.