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Very helpful on some aspects
on 26 August 2011
I got this book when I was writing my MA dissertation and simultaneously writing research proposals for PhD applications. It's really a great idea for a book as it aims to fill in the blanks about what's involved in PhD writing that universities seem to think students know automatically. A lot of it will be things research students probably already know, but it's worth going through for the things you haven't thought of and to remind yourself what you're supposed to be doing when you're confused in the midst of all your writing. It's mostly focussed on organising chapters, paragraphs, etc. and presenting data - don't expect it to give you ideas for the content of your theory or research.
It seems suited to social science/humanities subjects, and I found a lot of it could be applied to my MA dissertation, obviously adapting for the shorter length.