The A-Z of the PhD Trajectory

A Practical Guide for a Successful Journey

by Eva O. L. Lantsoght

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Book Description

This textbook is a guide to success during the PhD trajectory. The first part of this book takes the reader through all steps of the PhD trajectory, and the second part contains a unique glossary of terms and explanation relevant for PhD candidates. Written in the accessible language of the PhD Talk blogs, the book contains a great deal of practical advice for carrying out research, and presenting one’s work. It includes tips and advice from current and former PhD candidates, thus representing a broad range of opinions. The book includes exercises that help PhD candidates get their work kick-started. It covers all steps of a doctoral journey in STEM: getting started in a program, planning the work, the literature review, the research question, experimental work, writing, presenting, online tools, presenting at one’s first conference, writing the first journal paper, writing and defending the thesis, and the career after the PhD. Since a PhD trajectory is a deeply personal journey, this book suggests methods PhD candidates can try out, and teaches them how to figure out for themselves which proposed methods work for them, and how to find their own way of doing things.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download The A-Z of the PhD Trajectory ebook for free in PDF format (6.2 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
396
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319774244
ISBN10
3319774247
ISBN13 Digital
9783319774251
ISBN10 Digital
3319774255
PDF Size
6.2 MB
License
CC BY

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