It provides a practical, down-to-earth and realistic approach to studying for a PhD and offers support and reassurance for both students and supervisors.This brand new sixth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout, and includes:
- New material on how PhD students can make use of online forums, social media, online survey tools and other technologies throughout the PhD process
- A new Chapter 10, 'Some challenges you may encounter throughout your PhD' includes practical advice for tackling prejudice and dealing with the pressures that can face early career researchers
- Expanded material on avoiding plagiarism and poor academic practice and increased coverage of issues faced by part-time PhD students
- The book retains its focus on delivering clear and practical advice, including tips for writing proposals and applying for funding, managing your time, writing an engaging PhD, and handling the viva.