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Authoring a PhD: how to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation

Author: Dunleavy, Patrick Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.Language: EnglishDescription: 297 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 1403905843Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary

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Authoring a PhD How to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation Contents List of figures and tables Preface 1 Becoming an author Authoring is more than just writing Different models of PhD and the tasks of authoring Managing readers' expectations Envisioning the thesis as a whole Defining the central research questions Doing original work Planning an integrated thesis: the macro-structure The whole and the core Focusing down or opening out Four patterns of explanation Organizing a chapter or paper: the micro-structure Dividing a chapter into sections Devising headings and subheadings Handling starts and finishes ix x 1 2 5 11 18 18 26 43 44 53 62 76 76 84 89 2 3 4 5 Writing clearly: style and referencing issues 103 The elements of good research style 104 Effective referencing 120 VII VIII CONTENTS 6 Developing your text and managing the writing process Drafting, upgrading and going public Remodelling text Organizing the writing process Handling attention points: data, charts and graphics Principles for presenting data well Handling tables Designing charts and graphs Other techniques for data reduction Using diagrams and images 134 135 143 148 157 159 165 172 185 192 7 8 The end-game: finishing your doctorate 197 From a first full draft to your final text 199 Submitting the thesis and choosing examiners 209 The final oral examination (viva) 217 Publishing your research Writing and submitting journal papers Re-working your thesis as a book Afterword Glossary of maxims, terms and phrases Notes Further reading Index 227 227 251 264 266 277 287 291 9

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