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How To Survive Your Viva Defending A Thesis In An Oral Examination

Author : Murray, Rowena
ISBN : 9780335233823
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A handbook to help students prepare for vivas. It presents real examples of questions and strategies for answering them; case studies of where vivas can go right or wrong; planning tools and a preparation framework; and verbal strategies to do justice to the thesis.
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The Doctoral Examination Process A Handbook For Students Examiners And Supervisors

Author : Tinkler, Penny
ISBN : 9780335228096
Genre : Education
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'It also incorporates a wealth of information that most supervisors and examiners only acquire through years of experience... this book deserves to be widely read and, if it is, it should contribute to an improvement in the quality of both research degree examining and the student's performance at the viva.' Professor Diana Woodward, University Director of Research, Napier University, Edinburgh and retiring UKCGE Executive Committee Member 'importantly the book deals with perspectives of all three concerned parties, i.e., the candidate, examiner and supervisor. It is . . . a very useful guide to appreciate and prepare for the different stages of the doctoral examination process.' Higher Education Quarterly What is the viva and how can students prepare for it? What should supervisors consider when selecting PhD examiners? How should examiners assess a doctoral thesis and conduct the viva? The doctoral examination process has been shrouded in mystery and has been a source of anxiety and concern for students, supervisors and examiners alike. But now help is at hand. This book sheds new light on the process, providing constructive ways of understanding the doctoral examination, preparing for it and undertaking it. This book stands alone in the field due to the extensive research undertaken by the authors. Over a four year period, surveys and interviews were undertaken with candidates and academics from a wide range of disciplines throughout Britain. Outcomes and ideas from the research have been united to provide the most comprehensive information available. Real life accounts and case studies are combined with useful advice, tasks and checklists to create an illuminating handbook. This user-friendly book is a vital resource for anyone involved in the doctoral process. No doctoral candidate, examiner or supervisor should be without it.
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The Phd Viva

Author : Peter Smith
ISBN : 9781137395771
Genre : Education
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Helps viva candidates to understand the complete examination process and to prepare and present their work in the best possible manner. It is informed by the author's extensive experience as a viva examiner, and includes practical real-life student case studies and activities. Features a chapter on typical questions and how to answer them.
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How To Write A Thesis

Author : Rowena Murray
ISBN : 9780335244294
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Writing For Academic Journals

Author : Rowena Murray
ISBN : 9780335263035
Genre : Education
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Busy academics must publish. To fulfil research output, they must write to a specific journal style and high standard while juggling other professional tasks. This book develops understanding of how writing happens, what good writing looks and feels like, what gets published and what does not and why.
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The Research Student S Guide To Success

Author : Pat Cryer
ISBN : 9780335229635
Genre : Education
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A must read for all research students! The core material in Professor Cryer's previous editions is classic. I welcome this new edition setting it into current contexts. PhD supervisor When I was doing my own PhD, Pat Cryer's book was my constant reference companion. Now I am recommending her latest edition to my own students. PhD supervisor Insightful, wide-ranging and accessible, this is an invaluable tool for postgraduate research students and for students at all levels working on research projects, irrespective of their field of study. This edition has been thoroughly revised to accommodate the changes in postgraduate education over recent years. Additional material and new emphases take into account: the QAA Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Programmes recommendations of the Roberts Review the needs of the growing number of 'overseas' research students employment issues (including undergraduate teaching) the Internet as a resource for research. There are new chapters on: developing the research proposal succeeding as an 'overseas' research student ethics in research personal development planning (PDP)
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How To Win As A Final Year Student

Author : Phil Race
ISBN : 9780335232611
Genre : Education
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This is the first book to deal with the specific challenges faced by final year students. They must cope with revision for final exams as well as completing coursework and sometimes working on extended dissertations or projects. At the same time they need to be taking strategic decisions about their future careers.
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Assessing The Viva In Higher Education

Author : Stephen Dobson
ISBN : 9783319640167
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This book makes the case for a revival in interest in the viva. As an oral assessment of a treatise or dissertation or of a student’s performance in art or dance the viva has a long history dating back to the time of the Greeks. It can be found today in the form of professional, vocational and academic vivas, where a judgment of oral performance is required to gain entry into a profession or community of scholars. In a time when there are scandals about students selling essays to other students, the viva provides a fertile ground for probing the student to see whether they are in fact the authors of the work being assessed and know its content and how to think cognitively or otherwise. Given that we actually know so little about the viva, the book theorises the viva based on a unique sample of vivas that have been filmed or in which the author himself has been participant, and discusses why its format is so different in Anglo-Saxon languages and Latin and other languages. The book offers educational policy-makers and examiners a trade-off between arguments in support of the viva and the demand for other, ever more cost-effective forms of assessment as the numbers of both undergraduate and postgraduate students threaten to increase. It also argues that with demand in the labour market for qualified graduates who are better equipped with transferable skills, such as the ability to communicate complex ideas verbally in a competent, well-argued fashion and not merely through the use of rhetoric, what appear to be cost-effective forms of assessment in the short run (e.g. written exams with standardised questions or multiple choice) may actually in the long run be of less value if we are investing in a future workforce with so-called 21st century communication skills. If the viva were abandoned, the student would be robbed of the opportunity to stage a defence.
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Demystifying Postgraduate Research

Author : Jonathan Grix
ISBN : 9780567271051
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The first complete introduction to the new model of social science and humanities postgraduate research. Based on the leading current course of postgraduate research training, a programme that will become the norm for postgraduate research over the next two or three years. Designed as a set text for '3 plus 1' and similar programmes. * The key tools and terminology of research * What to do before beginning the project * Funding * All about the student-supervisor relationship * The viva examination * The process of writing a thesis * Ethics and plagiarism in research, especially the use of the internet * How to get published
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