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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (6 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415823498
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415823494
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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"The book is very readable and engagingly written. The use of quotations from doctoral students and supervisors make the book lively and the inclusion of figures and highlighted text effectively prevents monotonous presentation. Supported by ten pages of rich and state-of-the art studies on the topic, this book is not only a firm platform but also a reliable springboard for supervision." - Franklin Obeng-Odoom, an early career supervisor, is the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of the Built Environment, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

About the Author

Barbara Kamler is an Emeritus Professor at Deakin University, Australia.

Pat Thomson is Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies at The University of Nottingham, UK.


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HASH(0x8c7ae84c) out of 5 stars A must read book during writing phase of PhD, specially during revision 9 Aug. 2014
By Avijit Paul - Published on Amazon.com
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My supervisors told me that my thesis lacks my voice and reads like an encyclopaedia and I agreed because they were right. The issue was, I do not know how to add my voice. Understandably, I googled and somehow landed in the author's website and from there came to the book. Borrowed the book from school library and after reading almost every word of the book, I will suggest every struggling PhD students to read this.

One of the most important advice is the dinner table exercise. Asking us to imagine inviting researchers to our dinner table and asking them to engage in the conversation helped me put myself in the same level and taking control of what I am trying to say. At the same time it also limits focus on few researchers since we cant invite everyone to sit in our dinner table. And by thinking it in terms of our home dinner table compared to Hogwarts, we scope it down to something manageable. I think all doctoral student should do this.

On top of that, the book is full of advice and clear guideline. By analysing paragraph by paragraph it tells us what might be missing from our text and how we can fix it. Anyone who wrote the "sh***ty first draft" will need this to fix the mistakes and take the thesis out of the "s***".

For example, in page 58 (chapter 4) it suggests sentences on how to inform the reader that this thesis is different. Suggested sentences are
1) The thesis differs from other ....
2) It owes a factual and interpretative debt to ..(author 1, 2, 3), (author 4, 5, 6).. and ..(author 7, 8, 9).
3) In other respect it has benefited from ...

and the page before,
1) The study builds on and contributes to work in ....
2) Although studies in ... have examines.... there has not been an ...

Examples and guidelines such as this helped me to modify my messy texts to something that looks like a thesis with authority. Of course as of now I am yet to complete my thesis and submit for examination and therefore should not be too vocal about it; however what this book gave me was a clear guideline on how to go about completing my thesis with my "voice". I highly recommend this to any struggling PhD student who is in his or her writing phase or in revising phase or in demoralised phase after the last supervisory meeting.
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HASH(0x8d4af0e4) out of 5 stars Beyond the basic 23 Mar. 2015
By Indrajith Jayaratne - Published on Amazon.com
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An excellent book for someone who is in search of a book that goes beyond the basic concepts/principles.
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