How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023036800X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 2009

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.
Read More

A Guide to Becoming a Scientist

Author: Jack Cohen,Graham Medley

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9780415368308

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 1185

With the spectacular developments in technology accompanying and aiding scientific research over the past few decades, postgraduate students are often encouraged to focus more on generating data than to utilize their most sophisticated piece of equipment: their mind. Stop Working & Start Thinking, Second Edition aims to encourage young researchers to think more clearly about their experiments, from experimental design to data interpretation. This new edition builds on the success of the first edition, with new material throughout and a new chapter on measurement interpretation, including an examination of cryptic assumptions. This book is essential reading for postgraduates who wish to put the mastery back into their M.Sc. and the philosophy back into their PhDs.
Read More

A practical guide to assessment, learning and teaching

Author: Phil Race

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317662946

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 4601

The Lecturer’s Toolkit is a wide-ranging, down-to-earth, practical resource for lecturers and teachers in universities and colleges. Jargon-free and written with authority, clarity and candour, the Toolkit addresses a broad range of aspects of assessment, feedback, learning and teaching, and helps develop many facets of professional practice. Built around a central agenda of improving the quality of student learning, the Toolkit is outcomes-focused. Building on the strengths of its predecessors, this fourth edition includes strengthened emphasis on assessment and feedback, and designing large-group teaching for the digital age, when students can get easy access to a vast range of learning resource materials online. Coverage includes: how students really learn; designing assessment and feedback to enhance learning; lectures in the digital age; making small-group teaching work; resource-based learning in the digital age; looking after yourself; challenges and reflections. Fully updated and expanded, this fourth edition of the Toolkit will be an essential and flexible resource for every higher education professional.
Read More

Author: J IAN Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317620674

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 8527

Following the rapid expansion of translation studies as an emergent (inter-)discipline over recent decades, demand for doctoral research opportunities is now growing fast in many countries. At the same time, doctoral training packages of a generic nature have been elaborated and refined at many universities, drawing on long traditions of doctoral research in established disciplines. A degree of consensus no doubt exists on such matters as the need for rigor, method and the generation of new knowledge. Beyond that, however, there are a host of issues specific to translation and interpreting studies that remain under-researched and under-discussed. Contributors to this special issue encourage reflection on a range of issues in ways that foster further debate and collaboration on the development of doctoral studies within the field. A number of concrete proposals are offered that could be adapted to local situations in different countries and academic settings. While some of the contributions adopt a mainly empirical stance, others adopt a broad perspective on training, citing examples of widely differing projects. Two contributors offer insights from personal experience of doctoral study while another describes the organization of doctoral work within the conceptual framework of a research group. All consider training from the angle of student needs and offer concrete suggestions for ensuring that doctoral candidates are equipped with the guidance, concepts, methods and tools required for success.
Read More

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780780384675

Category: Communication of technical information

Page: 320

View: 5956

Read More

A Handbook for Supervisors

Author: Brian Paltridge,Sue Starfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134195338

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 2712

The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.
Read More

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 8921

Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".
Read More

Expert Guidance for International Students

Author: Nadia T. Hasan,Nadya A. Fouad,Carol Williams-Nickelson

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433803413

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

View: 5446

Until recently, international students who considered studying psychology in the United States have had few resources available to them. This is significant given that each year the United States hosts more than half a million international students, and psychology is one of the most popular majors. In response, the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) has brought together a remarkable group of psychologist and international student contributors who share their unique expertise and insights in this volume. This book offers superb expert guidance on graduate study in psychology, specifically tailored for international students. It weighs the pros and cons of studying psychology in the United States and provides direction on how to find university resources geared toward international students, finance one's education, handle visa and work permit matters, cultural considerations, mentoring relationships, academic development, obtain internships and training, and whether to pursue employment in the United States or abroad, as well as other critical professional development issues.
Read More

Entering the Conversation

Author: Irene L. Clark,Alfredo Mendoza,Chakarat Skawratananond,Artis Walker

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132797305

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 3900

A complete, step-by-step, practical overview of the process of writing successful theses and dissertations Every year thousands of graduate students face the daunting–sometimes terrifying– challenge of writing a thesis or dissertation. But most of them have received little or no instruction on doing it well. This book shows them how in ways no other book does. It combines the practical guidance and theoretical understanding students need to complete their theses or dissertations with maximum insight and minimum stress. Drawing on her extensive research and experience advising hundreds of graduate students, Dr. Irene Clark presents a solid overview of the writing process. Clark shows how to apply innovative theories of process and genre and understand the writing process for what it is: your entrance into a conversation with the scholarly community that will determine your success or failure. This book offers useful strategies for each phase of the process, from choosing advisors and identifying topics through writing, revision, and review. Coverage includes • Getting started: overcoming procrastination and writer’s block • Understanding the genre of the thesis or dissertation • Speaking the “language of the academy” • Writing compelling proposals • Developing and revising drafts • Constructing effective literature reviews • Working with tables, graphs, and other visual materials • Working with advisors and dissertation committees • Avoiding inadvertent plagiarism Experience based, theoretically grounded, jargon free, and practical, Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation will help you become a more effective writer–and a more meaningful contributor to the scholarly conversation. Preface xi Introduction: Writing a Thesis or Dissertation: An Overview of the Process xix Chapter 1: Getting Started 1 Chapter 2: So What? Discovering Possibilities 17 Chapter 3: The Proposal as an Argument: A Genre Approach to the Proposal 33 Chapter 4: Mapping Texts: The Reading/Writing Connection 63 Chapter 5: Writing and Revising 83 Chapter 6: Writing the Literature Review 103 Chapter 7: Using Visual Materials 125 Chapter 8: The Advisor and Thesis/Dissertation Committee 139 Chapter 9: Working with Grammar and Style 155 Chapter 10: Practical Considerations 175 Index: 193
Read More

Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

View: 8977

Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.
Read More

Der kompakte Werkzeugkoffer zum Einstieg

Author: Andrew Stevenson

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827420480

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 9477

Der Studienbeginn ist immer ein Sprung ins kalte Wasser, wenn man in jeder Veranstaltung mit neuen Begriffen und Methoden überschüttet wird. Besonders in der Psychologie, die viele Disziplinen und ihre Methoden aufgenommen hat, bereiten die Fachtermini zu Verhalten und Erleben, aber auch zu Methoden und Statistik, für den Einstieg Probleme. Andrew Stevenson, erfahrener Lehrer von Psychologiekursen an Schulen und Universitäten, bietet mit seinem Studienbegleiter für alle Studienanfänger im Fach Psychologie eine übersichtliche und leicht lesbare Einstiegshilfe, um sich sinnvoll auf die ersten Vorlesungen vorzubereiten.
Read More

practical tips and hints

Author: Heather Dawson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing (Oxford)


Category: Computers

Page: 175

View: 9547

Summary Is a practical guide to using the Internet for political science research. This book shows the reader how to develop effective Internet searching strategies and indicates what is available online. It covers some of the key political science areas, including elections, parliamentary information and political parties, showing how to successively locate and evaluate Internet resources. The book covers political research mainly in the UK, and the USA. Key Features (1) Provides a subject specific approach to Internet research. (2) Includes chapters on key topics such as elections, parliaments, prime ministers and presidents. (3) Contains case studies of typical searches. (4) Highlights useful political science Internet sites. The Author Heather Dawson is an Assistant Librarian at the British Library of Political and Economic Science and Politics and Government. Contents Getting started on using the Internet - what search tools are available, information gateways, search terms, getting further information. Political science research - getting started, key organisations, key web sites. Elections - using the Internet to follow an election, information on electoral systems, tracing election results, future developments (e.g. digital archive). Political parties - what is online, constructing searches, key sites, where to find information. Heads of state (Presidents and Prime Ministers) - tracing news stories, speeches, directories worldwide. Parliaments - what is happening in Parliament, tracing MPs, Bills, devolution and regional parliaments in the UK; links to useful sites with directories of parliaments worldwide. Government departments - tracing legislation, statistics andconsultation papers. Political science education - information on courses, grants, libraries, sear
Read More


Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841204562

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2057

Ted Wallace - ein alternder Säufer, geschiedener Lüstling, intellektuelles Lästermaul - ist als Rezensent einer Tageszeitung gefeuert worden. Als ihn eine vormals unheilbar kranke Cousine bittet, die mysteriösen Umstände ihrer Genesung zu ergründen, zögert er nicht lange. Unter dem Vorwand, ein paar Wochen mit seinem Patenkind David zu verbringen, macht er sich auf den Weg nach Swafford Hall - dem Ort der unerklärlichen Heilung. David ist mittlerweile fünfzehn Jahre alt und so schön wie der Morgen; er ist ein feinfühliger, zurückgezogener, naturverbundener und heftig pubertierender Jüngling, der die Gäste und Familienmitglieder in seinen Bann zieht. Es umgibt ihn ein Geheimnis, das alle - bis auf Ted - zu kennen scheinen. Je schillernder die Besucher auf Swafford Hall, desto seltsamer die Ereignisse. Ted sieht sich Wundern, Geisterheilungen und anderen Phänomenen gegenüber, und er muß all seinen Grips zusammennehmen, um diesem Irrgarten aus Perversionen und Spleens zu entkommen. "Stephen Fry gehört zu jener spezifischen Schar englischer Allroundtalente, die schreiben und auftreten können, denen Musical, Fernsehserien, Soloentertainment genauso selbstverständlich sind wie das Vorhaben, einen Roman zu schaffen." Süddeutsche Zeitung "Fry ist ein Unterhalter im besten Sinn, ausgestattet mit einem feinen, niemals bösartigen Sinn für Humor, der die Quintessenz des Englischen augenzwinkernd zum Ausdruck bringt." FAZ
Read More

Author: Sabina Misoch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110354616

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 1819

Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.
Read More

Das soziale Umfeld terroristischer Gruppen

Author: Stefan Malthaner,Peter Waldmann

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593395991

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

View: 4231

Terrorismus ist eine Gewaltstrategie von Gruppen, die versuchen, mit Anschlägen aus dem Untergrund Angst zu verbreiten und Aufmerksamkeit zu erregen. Diese Gruppen sind jedoch nicht sozial isoliert, sondern stehen in einem sozialen Umfeld, dem »radikalen Milieu«, das mit ihnen sympathisiert und auf dessen Unterstützung sie angewiesen sind. Wie dieses Umfeld und seine Beziehung zu terroristischen Gruppen beschaffen ist und welche Wechselwirkungen bestehen, ist bislang wenig bekannt. Der Band bietet erstmals empirische Fallstudien zu historischen und aktuellen radikalen Milieus, die vom anarchistischen Terrorismus des 19. Jahrhunderts über ethnisch-radikale und sozialrevolutionäre Bewegungen bis hin zum aktuellen Rechtsterrorismus und zum islamistischen Terrorismus in Europa sowie dem Nahen und Mittleren Osten reichen.
Read More

erfolgreiche Kooperationsmodelle zwischen Universitäten und Unternehmen in Europa

Author: Hans-Joachim Gögl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258071824

Category: Academic-industrial collaboration

Page: 463

View: 1258

Read More