- What criteria are used to assess the scholarly merit of a thesis?
- What is the level of conceptualization that is expected in doctoral theses?
- How can you prepare to defend your thesis?
- What is the most effective route to achieving your doctorate?
This book focuses specifically on how you, as a doctoral candidate, can raise your level of thinking about your chosen topic. Doing so will improve the quality of your research and ultimately contribute to knowledge. It also explores the nature of conceptualization which is sought by examiners in theses. As a candidate, the book provides those essential characteristics of doctorateness that examiners expect to find in your thesis.
The book will also appeal to supervisors, examiners and those who conduct workshops for doctoral candidates and supervisors.
This practical book includes extracts from theses, examiner reports and cameo accounts from doctoral examiners, supervisors and candidates. It also contains numerous visual models that explain relationships and processes for you to apply and use in your doctoral journey.
Based upon contemporary practice, Stepping Stones to Achieving your Doctorate is an essential tool for doctoral candidates, supervisors and examiners.