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‘Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation. I will certainly be recommending this book to my research students.’- Professor Goeffrey Elliott, University of Worcester‘Paul’s book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.’- Dr Scott Buckler, University of WorcesterBased on his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, Paul Oliver shows you how to turn your notes and data into a finished thesis or dissertation.Fully up-to-date ...

The Role of the Supervisor
The Role of the Supervisor

In this chapter we explore the overall role of the thesis supervisor, and the ways in which you can work together to maximize chances of success. We look at how your supervisor can help with reading drafts of your work, and with advice on the structure of your thesis. If you have travelled abroad to study, and are away from your home country, we discuss ways in which your supervisor may be able to help with your research and thesis.

Study Strategies
  • Try to think of ways in which you can help your supervisor to help you!
  • For example, a few days before a tutorial, email your supervisor with a list of things you are uncertain about, ...
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