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PhD by Published Work
A Practical Guide for Success. Macmillan Research Skills
This much-needed book provides a practical and comprehensive guide to achieving a PhD by published work. It provides an honest assessment of the pros and cons of various routes and helps readers to select the pathway that is right for them. It demystifies key processes and aspects of the award, such as navigating regulations, writing a synthesis and preparing for a viva, and provides a wealth of guidance on how to maximise the impact of your published work. Each chapter is enriched with activities, questions and advice from those who have successfully completed the award to help readers get the most out of their doctoral experience.
This text will be invaluable to researchers and academics of all disciplines pursuing a PhD by published work.
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"If you are studying for a PhD by published work and looking for help and advice, you need look no further than this book. Through a series of detailed case studies, Susan Smith guides the reader through the stages, and possible pitfalls, of assembling a portfolio of publications, from inception right through to examination. An excellent and incredibly well-researched text which will prove invaluable to those studying for this award." - Peter Smith, University of Sunderland, UK "A helpful, practical guide for anyone embarking on a PhD by publication. Excerpts from examiners and successful candidates are used successfully to illustrate personal experiences and offer a deeper insight into the process of completing such an award. In doing so, these personal stories bring a human dimension to the very serious business of completing a doctorate by publication." - Margaret Walshaw, Massey University, NZ