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The Phd Application Handbook, Revised Edition: Revised Edition (Open Up Study Skills) Paperback – 27 Mar 2012
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About the Author
Dr. Peter J. Bentley is a Senior Research Fellow and College Teacher at University College London (UCL), Collaborating Professor at the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) and Visiting Research Fellow of the University of Kent. He is also author of the books Evolutionary Design by Computers, Creative Evolutionary Systems, On Growth, Form and Computers, and the popular science book Digital Biology.
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For a broad introduction to applying for a PhD and being a PhD student, then this book is reasonable, even if rather lightweight. If you really want more detailed information about different types of applications, then look elsewhere. Of course applications will vary depending on the subject area, but there simply wasn't enough about any of this. I was hoping to find SOMETHING about methodologies, conceptual frameworks, theories, research questions, literature reviews, and how these things should link together. And generally what makes a good application in different subject areas (not necessarily my own).Read more ›
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I did my research before deciding to apply. I wanted was a book that would help me write the proposal. This book was not.Published 14 months ago by Komlan
A very useful guide as few universities really explain the secrets of the process. I found it slightly biased towards science Phds when I was exploring an arts one, but still very... Read morePublished on 9 April 2013 by H. Cadbury
I debated about giving this book 5 stars, but did not because of its heavy coverage of UK schools. While most of the information is applicable for any PhD student, it would have... Read morePublished on 26 Dec. 2009 by dbldutch