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Stepping stones to achieving your doctorate : focusing on your viva from the start

Stepping stones to achieving your doctorate : focusing on your viva from the start

Author: Vernon Trafford; Shosh Leshem
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press ; New York : McGraw-Hill, 2008.
Series: Open UP study skills.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The starting point to achieve your doctorate is to appreciate how examiners examine doctoral theses. This book focuses on how doctoral candidates can raise levels of thinking about their topic, their research process and their contribution(s) to knowledge. It emphasises the nature of conceptualization sought by examiners within theses.

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Trafford, Vernon.
Stepping stones to achieving your doctorate.
Maidenhead ; New York, NY : McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vernon Trafford; Shosh Leshem
ISBN: 9780335236978 0335236979 128195327X 9781281953278 9786611953270 6611953272
OCLC Number: 567909314
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 245 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Half title; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of examples; List of figures; List of tables; List of tasks; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: The end is where we start from; Chapter 3: What is doctorateness?; Chapter 4: Architecture of the doctoral thesis; Chapter 5: Exploiting the literature; Chapter 6: Thinking about research design; Chapter 7: What's in a word?; Chapter 8: How to conclude your thesis in one chapter; Chapter 9: The abstract; Chapter 10: The magic circle: putting it all together; Chapter 11: Preparing for the viva. Chapter 12: Dynamics of the doctoral vivaReferences; Index; Author name index; Back cover.
Series Title: Open UP study skills.
Responsibility: Vernon Trafford and Shosh Leshem.


This book focuses specifically on how you, as a doctoral candidate, can raise your level of thinking about your chosen topic. Doing so will improve the quality of your research and ultimately  Read more...


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