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How to Survive Your PhD The Insider's Guide to Avoiding Mistakes, Choosing the Right Program, Working with Professors, and Just How a Person Actually Writes a 200-Page Paper

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ISBN-10: 1402226675

ISBN-13: 9781402226670

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jason R. Karp

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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Choices
Choosing the PhD
Ego
Finances
Choosing Your School: Location, Location, Location
Opportunity
Coursework
Reputation of Department
Know Your Research Interests
Choosing Your Academic Advisor
Your Advisor's Work Ethic
Your Advisor's Philosophy
Seek Information from Others
Choosing Your Committee
Transferring Schools
Do You Have the Time?
Patience
Thinking Like a Doctoral Student
Think Big
Ask Why
Understand the Literature
Be Critical
Reason
Thinking Skills
Tricks of the Trade
Know What Is Expected of You
Directing Your Efforts
Being Busy
Helping Other Students
Teaching Classes
Head Start on Research
Managing Yourself
Prioritize
Working with Your Advisor
Being Resourceful
Visibility
Burning Bridges
Communication
Managing Finances
Assistantships
Scholarships
Fellowships
Grants
Establish Residency in the State before Enrolling in School
Research
Publications
Getting Your Research off the Ground
Intellectual Property
Authorship vs. Contributorship
Conferences-The Public Forum for Your Research
The Qualifying (Comprehensive) Exam
The Written Exam
The Oral Exam
If You Fail
How to Study
"Paper PhD"
The Dissertation
Writing the Proposal and Dissertation
Becoming a Writer
Procrastination
Dissertation Format
The Chapters of the Dissertation
Introduction
Purpose
Hypotheses
Literature Review
Methodology
Data Analysis
Limitations
Results
Discussion
Conclusions
More Advice on Writing Your Chapters
Proofread
Preparing Your Dissertation Proposal Presentation
The Dissertation Proposal Defense
The Dissertation Defense
You Get Done When You Get Done
Epilogue
About the Author