The Postgraduate Research Handbook

Clear and accessible in its approach, this book is an indispensable introduction to successful research for postgraduates of all disciplines.

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780230521308

Category: Education

Page: 440

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This lively and rigorous book provides guidance on planning and conducting postgraduate research. Divided into four parts, each of which looks at a different stage of the process, it covers everything from choosing a research area and selecting appropriate methodologies to analysing data and learning from feedback. Chapters contain both active and reflective tasks to help readers develop the skills needed to produce a high-quality dissertation or thesis and offer supportive advice on establishing successful working relationships with supervisors and peers. Clear and accessible in its approach, this book is an indispensable introduction to successful research for postgraduates of all disciplines.

The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study

Van Emden , J. and Becker , L. ( 2004 ) Presentation skills for students . London : Palgrave . Wisker , G. ( 2001 ) The postgraduate research handbook : succeed with your MA , MPhil , EdD and PhD . London : Palgrave .

Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900638

Category: Study Aids

Page: 330

View: 960

Presents advice and guidance for postgraduate students in Great Britain, covering such topics as the application process, research proposals, academic writing, networking, and teaching opportunities.

The Postgraduate Research Handbook

... our free study skills resource at www.skills4study.com The Postgraduate Research Handbook Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD. Macmillan Study Guides Authoring a PhD Career Skills e-Learning Skills Effective Communication for Arts and ...

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0230364942

Category: Study Aids

Page: 440

View: 890

This lively and rigorous book provides guidance on planning and conducting postgraduate research. Divided into four parts, each of which looks at a different stage of the process, it covers everything from choosing a research area and selecting appropriate methodologies to analysing data and learning from feedback. Chapters contain both active and reflective tasks to help readers develop the skills needed to produce a high-quality dissertation or thesis and offer supportive advice on establishing successful working relationships with supervisors and peers. Clear and accessible in its approach, this book is an indispensable introduction to successful research for postgraduates of all disciplines. New to this Edition: - Fully revised and improved sections on methodology, theorising, engaging with the literature and life after research - Additional guidance on developing soft skills, such as communication and time management, and becoming an active member of the academic community

Developing Generic Support for Doctoral Students

Wingate, U. (2006) 'Doing away with “study skills”', Teaching in Higher Education 11(4): 457–469. Wisker, G. (2001) The Postgraduate Research Handbook: Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD, Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan ...

Author: Susan Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317698509

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This multidisciplinary, multi-voiced book looks at the practice and pedagogy of generic, across-campus support for doctoral students. With a global imperative for increased doctoral completions, universities around the world are providing more generic support. This book represents collegial cross-fertilisation focussed on generic pedagogy, provided by contributors who are practitioners working and researching at the pan-disciplinary level which complements supervision. In the UK, funding for two weeks annual training in transferable skills for each doctoral scholarship recipient has caused an explosion of such teaching, which is now flourishing elsewhere too; for example, endorsed by the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate in the USA and developed extensively in Australia. Generic doctoral support is expanding, yet is a relatively new kind of teaching, practised extensively only in the last decade and with its own ethical, practical and pedagogical complexities. These raise a number of questions: How is generic support funded and situated within institutions? Should some sessions be compulsory for doctoral students? Where do the boundaries lie between what can be taught generically or left to supervisors as discipline-specific? To what extent is generic work pastoral? What are its main benefits? Its challenges? Its objectives? Over the last two decades supervision has been investigated and theorised as a teaching practice, a discussion this book extends to generic doctoral support. This edited book has contributions from a wide range of authors and includes short inset narratives from academic authorities, accumulatively enabling discussion of practice and the establishment of a benchmark for this growing topic.

Studying Postgraduate Healthcare A Pre Reader

Wisker, G. (2007). The Postgraduate Research Handbook: Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Wisker, G., Robinson, G., Trafford, V., Warnes, M. & Creighton,

Author: Dr Catherine Hayes

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830995

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 92

View: 118

Written by academics with long experience of dealing with new postgraduate healthcare students, this helpful guide provides a much-needed overview of the practical considerations that should be taken into account when embarking on any postgraduate healthcare course. The authors have designed the book to be an ‘easy read’ for those developing their thinking about study in general, and studying at master’s and doctoral-level specifically. The chapters can also be read independently and readers can dip into them, as they wish. Above all, the authors hope this book will show that educational institutions care about their students in a holistic sense, as human beings. This is significant when we consider the huge impact that undertaking an educational journey in postgraduate healthcare can have on everyday life, and the accompanying need to manage the changes it brings. They strongly believe that long-term education should be seen as an integral part of life, and not something that exists separately from the individual’s normal existence. Contents include: Managing expectations in postgraduate education Managing work/life balance in postgraduate academic study Postgraduate-level study skills Work-based learning in postgraduate health curricula Constructing a thesis or dissertation Disseminating academic work

Business Research Methods for Chinese Students

Reardon, D. (2006) SAGE Essential Study Skills Series: Doing Your Undergraduate Project. London: Sage. Wisker, G. (2008) The Postgraduate Research Handbook: Succeed with Your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD, 2nd edition. London: Palgrave ...

Author: Huiping Xian

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526448998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 443

The only book on the market designed to help Chinese students with the specific challenges they face in understanding research methods and how to do a research project on their business programme at a Western university.

Getting Published

Trzeciak, J. and MacKay, S. E. (1994) Study Skills for Academic Writing (New York: Prentice-Hall). ... Wisker, G. (2001) The Postgraduate Research Handbook: Succeed with Your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD (2nd edn 2007) (Basingstoke: Palgrave ...

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0230392113

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 376

This comprehensive handbook will guide readers through the process of publishing their research. It helps readers to establish successful writing practices and habits which will enable them to write well, complete their work to a high standard and have their work published. Drawing on her experience as a writer, editor and supervisor, Gina Wisker covers the practicalities of writing and provides tried-and-tested techniques for managing time, overcoming writer's block and developing a confident academic voice. This book is ideal for postgraduates, academics, researchers and professionals wishing to write effectively and share their work with others through academic publication.

PhD by Published Work

... for a PhD by published work: A case study', Quality Assurance in Education, 10(2): 71–8. Wisker, G. (2007) The Postgraduate Research Handbook: Succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD, Palgrave Research Skills (Basingstoke: Palgrave ...

Author: Susan Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1137385219

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 755

This much-needed book provides a practical and comprehensive guide to achieving a PhD by published work. It provides an honest assessment of the pros and cons of various routes and helps readers to select the pathway that is right for them. It demystifies key processes and aspects of the award, such as navigating regulations, writing a synthesis and preparing for a viva, and provides a wealth of guidance on how to maximise the impact of your published work. Each chapter is enriched with activities, questions and advice from those who have successfully completed the award to help readers get the most out of their doctoral experience. This text will be invaluable to researchers and academics of all disciplines pursuing a PhD by published work.

The Student s Guide to Preparing Dissertations and Theses

White, B.(2000) Dissertation Skills. London: Continuum International Publishing Group. Wisker. G.(2001) The Postgraduate Research Handbook: Succeed with Your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD (Palgrave Study Guides).

Author: Brian Allison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134312237

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 724

When writing a dissertation or thesis, it is essential to produce a work that is well-structured and well-presented. Giving clear examples throughout, this book offers all the practical advice that students will need, when writing a dissertation or thesis. Part 1: Content - from the layout order of contents to the compilation of the bibliography and appendices Part 2: Presentation and Style - the details of how work should be presented and covering aspects such as writing styles, page numbers, margins and abbreviations. The first edition of this book contributed to improving countless dissertations and this new edition will continue to do the same - using the practical advice and guidance it offers could mean the difference between success and failure.

Stepping Stones To Achieving Your Doctorate By Focusing On Your Viva From The Start

Studies in Higher Education, 25, 1, 25–37. Wisker, G. (2001) The postgraduate research handbook: succeed with your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Wisker, G. (2005) The good supervisor ...

Author: Trafford, Vernon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225438

Category: Education

Page: 245

View: 295

This title focuses specifically on how doctoral candidates can raise levels of thinking about their topic, their research process and their contributions to knowledge. It emphasises the nature of conceptualisation sought by examiners within theses.