Packed with practical advice on all aspects of the PhD process, new and continuing research students should find this book of great help.
Professor Malcolm Tight, Lancaster University, UK
How to get your Ph.D is an original study guide aimed at prospective and current postgraduate students, covering the process of accessing, undertaking and completing doctoral research in the social sciences and the humanities.
The content is unique in incorporating discussion of the less recognised personal, emotional and organisational demands of independent study. Drawing on a variety of student experiences, the authors apply a case study approach to examine the dilemmas and complexities of postgraduate study. The book is organised into four parts covering the research process; writing, publishing and networking; shifting identities and institutions and relationships of support. Each chapter includes an easy to use format including real-life accounts, tips and strategies for problem solving and guidance for additional resources.
The guide includes accessible advice and guidance across a spectrum of methodological, personal, emotional, practical and institutional issues.