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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 ...

Your Role as a Student
Your Role as a Student

In this chapter we look at some of the ways in which you can prepare yourself for work on your thesis. We consider the things you can learn from talking to other research students, and from reading successful theses. You will need to continue your own education in, for example, research methods, while you are working on your thesis, and we look at ways in which you can achieve this. We also reflect upon ways in which you can work well with your supervisors, and help them to support you.

Study Strategies
  • Make a special effort to cultivate contacts, both among other research students, and among experienced researchers and academics.
  • Look at a number of other research ...
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