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Author Lantsoght, Eva O. L., author.

Title The A-Z of the PhD Trajectory : a Practical Guide for a Successful Journey / by Eva O.L. Lantsoght
Published Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint : Springer, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (XIII, 393 pages 59 illustrations, 6 illustrations in color.) : online resource
Series Springer Texts in Education, 2366-7672
Springer texts in education, 2366-7672
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Getting started with a PhD -- 3. Planning your time -- 4. Developing your literature review -- 5. Formulating your research question -- 6. Preparing and executing experiments -- 7. Honing your academic writing skills -- 8. Presenting your work -- 9. Communicating science in the 21st century -- 10. Preparing for your first conference -- 11. Writing your first journal article -- 12. Compiling your work into a dissertation -- 13. Navigating career options after your PhD -- 14. Epilogue -- Glossary
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Education, Higher.
Education, Higher.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319774247