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Too wordy for impatient readers or students with a pressing thesis submission deadline
on 21 April 2015
It is helpful, yes, BUT extremely wordy. Not too good if you just want to skim through it and get started. It seems excellent for thesis in art subjects or if you have plenty of time (months or years) or have just started your PhD. But for science students it might be a bit of a drag especially if you have limited time left after finishing up experiments and data processing. Although the author sticks to the subject throughout the book, its just too wordy and I honestly believe this book could have been 1/4th the size it is. Maybe the author could write a shorter version as well?
Having said all this, the last couple of chapters are very helpful for anyone. In the author's defence, the initial chapters did mention to jump to chapters 7 or 8 if you have limited time. I was looking for a book that would jump straight to step 1, step 2 step 3 and so on and not ramble on for ages on just one point. It could have been more concise and precise in my honest opinion. Overall, I really do like the book...if only I had the time to truly appreciate it!