Doing Postgraduate Research (Published in association with by Stephen Potter

By Stephen Potter

The chance of venture postgraduate study can appear daunting. This completely revised moment version of Doing Postgraduate learn indicates scholars the best way to adopt their examine in a way that's higher, swifter, and hassle-free  as attainable. The textual content deals an authoritative and accomplished advisor to raised study perform and is absolutely compliant with study education specifications, together with the Joint study Councils' talents assertion.

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Beside the universal requirement for ‘good style and presentation’, the requirements are cumulative: a higher-level degree will also require a demonstration of the skills and competencies of the degree below it. So, I will start by looking at what is expected to be demonstrated at the Master’s level, and then move on to what in addition is required of a Doctorate. Competencies required for all research degrees Good presentation Good presentation and style is expected of all research degree theses and dissertations.

When supervising and training both Master’s and PhD students, I have come across strong career, aspirational, ethical and other personal reasons for people wishing to do a research degree. Career advancement is a very obvious motivation and this links closely into the function of higher education to advance people’s skills, thinking and capabilities. In other cases the primary motivation has been that the student, in some way or another, wishes to contribute to knowledge, or advance understanding.

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