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Author Nettles, Michael T., 1955-

Title Three magic letters : getting to Ph.D. / Michael T. Nettles, Catherine M. Millett
Published Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006


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Description xxxi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents A map from the past to the present -- Context, trends, and conceptual framework for research -- Survey design and research logistics -- Demographics of the sample -- Admissions and screening -- Financing a doctoral education -- Socialization -- Research productivity -- Satisfaction, performance, and throughput -- Rate of progress -- Elements that matter : predicting experiences and performance -- Interpreting field differences -- Implications : group specific -- The doctoral student experience : new answers and new questions
Summary "Drawing on the largest survey of doctoral students ever conducted, Three Magic Letters provides a portrait of the graduate school experience and identifies key issues affecting the success and failure of doctoral students." "Michael T. Nettles and Catherine M. Millett surveyed more than nine thousand students from the top twenty-one doctorate-granting institutions in the United States. Their findings, based on rational analysis of a vast amount of descriptive data, shed light on multiple factors critical to the progression to the doctoral degree, particularly adequate institutional funding and engaged and accessible faculty members." "This comprehensive volume will provide faculty chairs, administrators, and students with information and evidence for assessing their policies, practices, and programs to improve the graduate school experience and the future of the Ph.D."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Doctor of philosophy degree -- United States.
Doctor of philosophy degree -- United States -- Statistics.
Graduate students -- United States.
Educational surveys -- United States.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Author Millett, Catherine M.
LC no. 2005006472
ISBN 080188232X hardcover alkaline paper