Success at seeking and gaining funding is now a vital component of building of a successful research career. The book sets out the case for why success at winning funding is so important, from both an institutional and individual researcher perspective.
This new book serves both as a ready reference source for supervisors and as a manual for research supervisor training, presenting practical information on the QAA Code of Practice as well as examples of problems and suggested solutions, reflecting both supervisor and student perspectives, guide supervisors through issues they may face.
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 contribute to knowledge.
This comprehensive text is designed to meet the needs of professional doctorate students from diverse subject disciplines. It contains analysis of the issues that may be encountered when developing research in a professional practice setting as well as outlining the process of doctoral study for professionals.
Are you thinking of applying to university or are you about to start? This book offers thoughtful advice and guidance to sixth formers or those taking a 'year-out' who want to know more about what to expect from university life, and how they can
Qualitative analysis is used in the social sciences and in subjects using social research methods. This approach pays particular attention to texts and their meanings. Over the years many computer programs have been developed to assist such analysis. This book uses an arguably powerful, NVivo, to show how qualitative analysis can be carried out.
Based on a framework of theory and research, this book contains practical ideas and information about such issues as building rapport and interpreting both verbal and non-verbal responses. It is useful for those looking to improve their interviewing skills, whether they are experienced professionals or beginners.
This provides 'everything you ever wanted to know about PhD supervision but were afraid to ask'! It is a practical, no-nonsense handbook for both the novice and the experienced higher degree supervisor.
What is viva and how can students prepare for it? What should supervisors consider when selecting PhD examiners? The doctoral examination process has been shrouded in mystery and has been a source of anxiety and concern for students, supervisors and examiners alike. This book provides constructive ways of understanding the doctoral examination.
This is the first book to cover theory, policy and practice in all sectors of careers education and guidance provision. It is an essential text for students in initial training, those engaged in in-service and higher degree work.
This book explains how creative writing can be used successfully in the context of professional education. It argues that there is a role for this imaginative style in an area that has traditionally favoured a more distanced approach.
Suitable for people wishing to apply for a PhD in the UK, this title explains: what a PhD is; how to apply for your PhD; and, how to find the right university, supervisor and project. It also provides detailed information about funding, eligibility, deadlines for different awards, and which funding is best for which student.
Taking a self-coaching approach, this book enablse you to understand how to navigate your way through the various challenges posed by PhD study with resilience, self-sufficiency, and the determination to succeed. It is packed with techniques, tips and tricks that are applicable to a range of circumstances both within the PhD process and beyond.
Inside Interviewing highlights the fluctuating and diverse moral worlds put into place during interview research when gender, race, culture and other subject positions are brought narratively to the foreground. It explores the 'facts', thoughts, feelings and perspectives of respondents and how this impacts on the research process.
Whether embarking on a pre-degree foundation course or a postgraduate programme, this book will help students manage all the challenging aspects of studying through the medium of another language, in a new and different environment.
Presents practical and an advice on how to conduct qualitative research. This title provides the reader with a guidance to what it is really like to do qualitative research in the field. Suitable for those in the social, health and educational studies fields, this title offers an introduction to the practicalities of qualitative research.
This textbook helps students and practising researchers to improve the quality of their research. Practical examples and exercises demonstrate how to evaluate qualitative research, how to plan and collect good quality data, how to do thoughtful analysis and how to write and report on qualitative research.
Many organizations and educational institutions use psychometric testing to uncover candidates' abilities and asses their potential. This title helps candidates prepare for these tests and give them an awareness of their strengths and where they could take you.
Dealing with the whole process - from creating a CV and answering the dreaded interview questions to negotiating a salary - this title gives you the advice you need to get a competitive edge in today's increasingly crowded job market. It is full of examples of difficult questions that interviewers like to throw at you.
A guide to finding the right school, perfecting your application and polishing your interview technique that empowers teachers at various stages of their career to gain an advantage in a competitive environment.
This title provides a one-stop resource for all those approaching qualitative research for the first time, as well as those revisiting core concepts and issues. It presents a comprehensive overview of this developing field of inquiry, combined with practical, hands-on advice on how to conduct a successful qualitative study.
Covers issues that the doctoral students need to know about like: what doctoral education means in contemporary practice, forming an identity and knowledge as a doctoral student, the questions which run throughout doctoral practice, becoming a researcher, the skills needed to conduct research, and integrating oneself into a scholarly community.
This book addresses one of the most exciting and innovative developments within higher education: the rise in prominence of the creative arts and the accelerating recognition that creative practice is a form of research.
At 10,000 to 20,000 words long, a dissertation is very likely the most intimidating and difficult assignment that students in higher education degrees have to submit. Writing a Dissertation For Dummies walks you through all the practical and theoretical aspects of writing a dissertation to help you produce a first-class work.
Coverage includes understanding the intended audience, and academic genres; the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; how to write summaries and critiques; and helping students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities.
It is well known that in their professional lives most academics and researchers will - like cats - seek to exercise as much independence as possible. This book deals with common leadership and management themes, like making tough strategic choices, leading change effectively, dealing with bureaucracy, allocating resources, and managing budgets.
This book will show you how to use memory to revolutionise the way you study. It combines the latest research about how the memory works with practical strategies for putting it to use in every aspect of study.
Take the fear out of your interview and never be stuck for the right answer to even the toughest questions with 'The Interview Question & Answer Book'. Written by one of the UK's leading careers experts, this guide supplies ideal responses to interview questions, so that you are seen as the best candidate for the job.
Nigel Ford provides readers with the strategies they need when using the internet as part of their research and guides them through the necessary skills needed to independently conduct and evaluate research.
Action research is one of the most popular approaches to research in Education, Health and Business, and in this new edition, expert practitioners Jean McNiff and Jack Whitehead guide the reader through everything they need to know to plan and carry out a successful action research project.