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How to Structure a PhD Thesis

How to Structure a PhD Thesis

| June 4, 2013

A PhD dissertation is a significant piece of independent writing, which demonstrates the PhD candidate’s capability to conduct substantial and ground-breaking research.[1] The PhD dissertation must address gaps in current research or contribute to the body of knowledge. Your work must somehow make a difference in your field.

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Writing your PhD Thesis Introduction

Writing your PhD Thesis Introduction

| June 4, 2013

The introduction plays a very important role in your dissertation and it will receive close attention from your dissertation committee. It not only provides an overview of your research, but also gives your readers a first impression on the quality of your work and your capability as a researcher/writer. In other words, the introduction sets […]

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How to apply for a PhD

How to apply for a PhD

| June 3, 2013

Although each university has its specific application process for its PhD programme, there are some common steps in applying for a PhD.[1]

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Collecting & Analysing Data for your PhD

Collecting & Analysing Data for your PhD

| June 3, 2013

Data collection and analysis are very important tasks in your PhD research project. Good data collection involves collection relevant data that adds to the body of knowledge.[1]  The research methods that you will use to conduct the research determines manner of data collection and data analysis. Various research methods exist so you should carefully identify […]

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PhD Research Proposal Samples

PhD Research Proposal Samples

| June 2, 2013

A PhD research proposal is a statement of potential research that a student proposes to study during his/her PhD course. Since the duration of the PhD is at least three years, the research problem or area of research should be big enough to be studied throughout this period.[1]

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Writing your PhD Thesis Conclusion

Writing your PhD Thesis Conclusion

| June 2, 2013

Writing a conclusion is an important part of thesis dissertation writing. Ideally, a good conclusion should be able to provide a good picture of what the thesis is about. The conclusion should also give a clear impression that the purpose of the thesis has been achieved.[1] The conclusion of a research reaffirms the thesis statement, […]

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Top PhD Universities & Programs in the UK

Top PhD Universities & Programs in the UK

| June 1, 2013

Business related doctorate programmes are popular choices not only in the UK but also in many countries. Some of the top business research concentrations are the following:[1]

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How to Reference & Quote Appropriately in your PhD

How to Reference & Quote Appropriately in your PhD

| June 1, 2013

It is very important to properly reference any facts, ideas, or information from other authors. Failure to do so can be construed as an act of plagiarism and this can lead to failure in completing your PhD. Plagiarism is not just directly copying words from another person’s work. Plagiarism also occurs when you rephrase someone […]

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Where to find Funding for a PhD

Where to find Funding for a PhD

| May 31, 2013

Qualifying for PhD funding depends on several factors. If you are a student from the UK, there are various funded PhD projects that you can apply for. Alternatively, you can apply for scholarships and research grants to help you pursue your doctorate degree. You can also fund your own PhD studies; however, you must provide […]

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How to demonstrate Significant Contribution & Original Study in your PhD Thesis

How to demonstrate Significant Contribution & Original Study in your PhD Thesis

| May 31, 2013

A PhD is an original piece of research. Thus, you should be able to demonstrate that the research topic you chose has not been studied before, or that you are taking a new perspective on a previously studied topic.[1] The dissertation should highlight what makes your work an original contribution. Include a list of the […]

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How to write a PhD Research Proposal

How to write a PhD Research Proposal

| May 30, 2013

The research proposal is used by the university to assess the quality and originality of your ideas. It is used to evaluate whether you are able to think critically and whether you have a grasp of the relevant literature. It also tells evaluators about your perspectives regarding your research area and helps them to assess […]

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Top PhD Graduate Jobs in the UK

Top PhD Graduate Jobs in the UK

| May 30, 2013

Traditionally, a PhD was a licence to teach in a university as faculty member. However, this does not mean that being a lecturer is the only path for those studying for a doctorate. Nowadays, a PhD has broader career connotations outside the academe. In fact, many of those with doctorates chose not to have academic […]

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Deciding on your PhD topic

Deciding on your PhD topic

| May 29, 2013

A PhD proposal is one of the most important aspects in a PhD application. This will be a key determining factor in the success or failure of a PhD application. It gives some proof on the applicant’s research and writing capabilities. Moreover, it can provide insights on the applicant’s aptitude, creativity, and critical thinking.

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Why should I do a PhD?

Why should I do a PhD?

| May 29, 2013

A PhD is more than just completing an academic degree. It is a path to in-depth knowledge and acquiring unique expertise in a specific field. A PhD is an academic achievement which has a very profound ability to affect your future career and life opportunities whether in industry or academia.

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Advice on choosing and working with a PhD Supervisor

Advice on choosing and working with a PhD Supervisor

| May 28, 2013

The choice of a PhD supervisor is usually not the decision of the student. In most cases, particularly for PhD studentships or fellowships, students do not select their supervisors. Supervisors are usually allocated by the department or their supervisors may have selected them.

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What would it take to get a PhD?

What would it take to get a PhD?

| May 28, 2013

The requirements for a PhD usually vary depending on the country and/or university. Some universities require students to have completed a master’s degree as a primary qualification for enrolling in a doctorate programme. However, there are some universities which allow exceptional college graduates to directly enter into a doctorate programme. The criteria for selection into […]

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What is a PhD?

What is a PhD?

| May 27, 2013

“If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.” Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (1900-1965)

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