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Welcome: These links are to www information useful to my work coaching doctoral candidates and to others who have similar interests.
This collection is a work in progress (WIP) thus I invite you to revisit in future.

Hope you find value.
Dr. Craig Barton, P. E., GSDC, MCM. James Hayton's PhD advice website. Possibly the best guide to the PhD, it has clarity , purpose and is easily readable making it a book that you can both study but also dip into as you go through the PhD journey.

James Hayton's PhD advice website

If you are thinking about doing a PhD then this will give real practical insight before you take the plunge. (See this review on Amazon) About the book PhD: an uncommon guide to research, writing & PhD life is your essential guide to the basic principles every PhD student needs to know. Designed to be applicable to virtually any field of study, it covers everything from finding a research topic, getting to grips with the literature, planning and executing research, coping with the inevitable problems that arise, through to writing, submitting and successfully defending your thesis.

The book is based on more than four years full-time work with PhD students from a vast range of disciplines, plus the author’s own experience as a struggling, but ultimately successful, PhD student. Introduction to Research Design. What does post-truth mean for a philosopher? Image copyright NCH "Post-truth" has come to describe a type of campaigning that has turned the political world upside down.

What does post-truth mean for a philosopher?

Fuelled by emotive arguments rather than fact-checks, it was a phrase that tried to capture the gut-instinct, anti-establishment politics that swept Donald Trump and Brexit supporters to victory. Oxford Dictionaries made it the word of the year, defining it as where "objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief". But what does this new world mean for academics and scientists whose whole purpose is trying to establish objective facts? AC Grayling, public thinker, master of the New College of the Humanities, and Remain campaigner, views the post-truth world with undisguised horror. The philosopher, awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours, warns of the "corruption of intellectual integrity" and damage to "the whole fabric of democracy".

Image copyright iStock. Dissertation Writing: The Importance of Alignment. By: Dr.

Dissertation Writing: The Importance of Alignment

Ron Jones As an instructor, one of the greatest challenges is teaching students the importance of directly addressing the topic, discussion questions, or assignment. Aligning the response with the topic would appear to be a simple task, yet my experience in the classroom indicates the process is difficult for many students. Personal opinions take precedent over proven facts and well-grounded theories. Rambling and off-topic remarks replace intently focused writing concentrated on the assignment subject matter. In writing a dissertation, doctoral students must grasp the concept of complete alignment to address the chosen topic.

The problem statement should clearly delineate one problem. Lectures. PS: Political Science & Politics - Confronting a Crisis of Research Design. Directory of Open Access Journals. APA expectation: DOI for References. Denied By The Nazis, 102-Year-Old Becomes World's Oldest PhD Recipient. German-Jewish Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport (nee Syllm) has become the world’s oldest person to receive a doctorate degree, at the age of 102 years old, almost 80 years after the Nazis prevented her from sitting her final exam.

Denied By The Nazis, 102-Year-Old Becomes World's Oldest PhD Recipient

Honored by the University of Hamburg’s teaching hospital on June 9, pediatric specialist Syllm-Rapoport was presented with her PhD, even though she completed her thesis on diphtheria in 1938. Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges. Preparing Your Dissertation At A Distance. How to Write Your PhD Proposal. WritingQualitative. Proposals: Common Mistakes & Problems. /resources/graduate-writing-center/handouts-1/WritingProposals.pdf/ STRUCTURED APPROACH TO PRESENTING PhD THESES. Turning from the general issues of style and structure above to more precise details of the structure of each section, each chapter of a PhD thesis and its parts are discussed next.


Appendix VII has workshop details for initial planning of a thesis' chapters 1 and 2. 1 Introduction 1.1 Background to the research Section 1.1 outlines the broad field of study and then leads into the focus of the research problem. This section is short and aims to orient the readers and grasp their attention. Develop a Research Proposal - Planning the Methodology - Limitations and Delimitations. The limitations and delimitations sections of your research proposal describe situations and circumstances that may affect or restrict your methods and analysis of research data.

Develop a Research Proposal - Planning the Methodology - Limitations and Delimitations

Limitations are influences that the researcher cannot control. They are the shortcomings, conditions or influences that cannot be controlled by the researcher that place restrictions on your methodology and conclusions. Any limitations that might influence the results should be mentioned. When considering what limitations there might be in your investigation, be thorough. How Do You KnowThat You Know? The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D. Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge: By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little:

The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.

Strategies. Think-like-sherlock-holmes. My most popular post over the last month has been on how Sherlock Holmes solves problems.


The inspiration for that was the wonderful book A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes . Given that I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, I wanted to get a deeper look into how he exactly thought through seemingly unsolvable mysteries. That is when I stumbled upon Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova. The lessons from the book are extremely useful in solving problem but you will have to apply yourself consistently.

An Open Letter to Part-Time Graduate Students. Last month Brian Croxall wrote an open letter to new graduate students, full of excellent advice—advice that Brian and his contributors often had to learn the hard way during their own time in grad school.

An Open Letter to Part-Time Graduate Students

Reflecting the experience of many faculty in academia, Brian’s letter was geared toward full-time PhD students. But as many people pointed out in the comments, whether they’re working on an MS, an MA, an MFA, or even a PhD, part-time grad students have their own set of concerns, their own challenges to navigate. So ProfHacker has consulted a few knowledgeable parties, and we are pleased to present their suggestions below, in an open letter to part-time graduate students. Before moving on to the advice, I want to say a word about one of the most difficult challenges part-time graduate students face: invisibility. Because part-time grad students are so diverse and so diffuse, performing delicate balancing acts between work, home, and school, they often fall off of our academic radar.

Writing your PhD Dissertation. Some Practical Tips As you go through your coursework, keep making notes of what you really find interesting, term papers you enjoy writing, research that has thrilled you, things you would like to know more about, theories that impress you.

Writing your PhD Dissertation

Getting Ideas for a Study. Getting the most from Lærd Dissertation. “What’s too much and what’s too little - The Process of Becoming an Independent Researcher in Doctoral Education. Surviving the Doctorate - Doctoral Campaign Strategy Meeting. All-But-Dissertation Survival Guide. Essay on how to finish a dissertation in two years. I have finally have realized my life-long dream of earning a Ph.D. after I successfully defended my dissertation in history at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Lately, I have been reflective of my experiences. I thought I would share my own dissertation journey and chronicle the top 10 steps that I took in order to successfully go from the stage of writing and defending my proposal in September of 2012, to completing the writing and defending my dissertation within two academic years.

Research Nodes. 105 Writing Tips from Professional Writers. Avoiding Plagiarism. How to Properly Research Online (and Not Embarrass Yourself with the Results) Warning: if you are going to argue a point about politics, medicine, animal care, or gun control, then you better take the time to make your argument legit.

Spending 10 seconds with Google and copy-pasting wikipedia links doesn't cut it. The standard for an intelligent argument is Legitimate research is called RE-search for a reason: patient repetition and careful filtering is what will win the day. There are over 86 billion web pages published, and most of those pages are not worth quoting. To successfully sift it all, you must use consistent and reliable filtering methods. If you are a student, or if you are seeking serious medical, professional, or historical information, definitely heed these 8 suggested steps to researching online:

Message to My Freshman Students  For the first time in many years I am teaching a freshman course, Introduction to Philosophy. The experience has been mostly good. I had been told that my freshman students would be apathetic, incurious, inattentive, unresponsive and frequently absent, and that they would exude an insufferable sense of entitlement. I am happy to say that this characterization was not true of most students. Still, some students are often absent, and others, even when present, are distracted or disengaged. Some have had to be cautioned that class is not their social hour and others reminded not to send text messages in class.

Fink_Writing Chapter_5. 249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking. Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. Outlines and Mapping. Google Custom Search. Quoting and Paraphrasing: Avoid Problems. Paraphrasing is often defined as putting a passage from an author into “your own words.” Plagiarism vs. Originality: Why I [heart] Melania Trump. When I first I started teaching, I knew what plagiarism meant and how it related to schoolwork. But student “cheaters” challenged my beliefs. Action Research.

Literature Reviews: Common Errors Made When Conducting a Literature Review. Review of the Literature - The Funnel.

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Literature Review Online Tutorial. When Is a Literature Review a Literature Review? By Jamie Patterson, Dissertation Editor The hardest chapter or section to write for any doctoral student is the literature review. In your studies you won’t have written anything quite like it, which makes it difficult to write and difficult to successfully complete. v14n13. Webinars on Literature Review - Walden University.

Writing Literature Reviews. This page will walk you through the most important steps involved in writing a literature survey, a common assignment in graduate courses across the disciplines. A Guide to Writing a Literature Review. Guidelines for writing a literature review.

Undertaking a literature review - University of Reading. This guide is the second of three looking at the purpose and process of conducting a literature review. Literature. Synthesizing the Literature: Fink_Chapter_5. References for College Papers. Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay First - time Visitors: Please visit Site Map and Disclaimer. How to write paragraphs — Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book.

In English the core building blocks of any intellectual or research argument are paragraphs. How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style. Directory of Open Access Journals. E-Book - Research Methodology. Literature Review & Evaluation. Reading Research. 10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web. Thomson Reuters. APA Literature Review. What is a Critical Literature Review: Describing a Literature Review for Graduate Students. Onwuegbuzie. How to Write a Problem Statement. From Problem Statement to Research Questions. Ellis, T.J. & Levy, Y. (2008). Framework of Problem-Based Research: A Guide for Novice Researchers on the Development of a Research-Worthy Problem. Informing Science Journal, 11, p. 17-33.

Developing a Research Problem: step by step. Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown.

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Bibliographic Management. Research Ethics. Goal Setting.