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Achieving your professional doctorate

Author: Lee, Nancy-Jane Publisher: Open University Press, 2009. ; McGraw-Hill, 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 226 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780335227228Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Achieving Your Professional Doctorate Contents List of figures List of tables Acknowledgements ix x xi Introduction 1 Appraising professional doctorates: what, who and why? Introduction What is a professional doctorate? The history of doctoral study and professional doctorates What does a professional doctorate involve? Who would study a professional doctorate? Why study a professional doctorate? Professional self-assessment exercise Conclusion 1 4 4 6 9 10 13 14 19 21 2 Developing a personal toolkit for professional doctorate study Introduction Identifying your expectations and personal development planning Considering the requirements for originality and critical thinking in professional doctorate research Developing peer support: communities of practice Developing writing strategies: reflection and reflexivity Managing time, information and resources effectively Managing information Conclusion Useful websites 23 23 25 32 37 42 44 45 47 49 3 The practitioner­researcher: a critical and reflexive approach to professional practice (Dr Carolyn Taylor and Dr Stephen Hicks) 50 51 51 Introduction Reading for professional practice and research Critical reading Being a reflexive practitioner--researcher Evidence based practice Learning from qualitative enquiry Practising reflexivity Becoming a reflexive practitioner--researcher Choosing a topic Theories and methods Writing a research proposai Conducting research: generating and analysing data Developing your writing Conclusion Notes 54 57 58 62 63 64 68 71 73 76 81 83 84 4 Making the most of research supervision Introduction 85 85 The characteristics and scope of research supervision 86 Choosing a supervisor 89 Exploring professional doctorate supervision 93 Professional doctorate supervision and professional practice synergy 95 Ethical issues in professional doctorate supervision 96 Strengths and opportunities within professional doctorate supervision 98 Weaknesses and threats within professional doctorate supervision 99 Case studies of professional doctorate supervision 100 Conclusion 105 5 Developing a professional toolkit: leading research in professional practice (Ray Stansfield and Nancy Lee) 107 107 108 109 111 112 113 114 121 126 131 Introduction Why lead research in professional practice? What is leadership? Diversity and leadership: gender Diversity and leadership: culture and ethnicity Is leadership an extension of good management? Leadership theories and concepts Living leadership The relationships between leadership, practitioner research and professional doctorate studies Conclusion 6 Professional practice, knowledge and ethics Introduction The nature of professions and professional practice The changing nature of professions and their practice The changing nature of professional knowledge Changing approaches to professional knowledge: the professional doctorate Ethics, professional practice and research Contemporary issues and ethical research The ethics of researching practice/practitioner research The ethical principles of informed consent and doing no harm (non-maleficence) Confidentiality and anonymity The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (England and Wales) Data protection issues within the conduct of research Research in the health care setting Research in the social care setting Research in other settings Conclusion 133 133 134 136 140 141 143 144 146 147 149 149 150 152 154 154 155 7 Sharing your expertise with others Introduction Illuminating the thesis The viva voce Other ways of submitting doctoral work: portfolios Developing an appropriate writing style for the professional doctorate Writing for other audiences Report writing Conference abstracts and presentations Writing for publication Alternative means of dissemination Conclusion Useful websites 157 157 158 161 163 165 173 174 176 178 181 184 186 8 Life after your professional doctorate: what happens next? (Dr Carol Haigh) 187 187 188 190 193 195 Introduction Developing a publications profile Developing 'presence' Supervising and examining Postdoctoral research Putting it all together: enhancing your CV Conclusion Note References Index 198 203 204 205 217

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