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Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

Authors: Cooksey, Ray, McDonald, Gael

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  • Covers the entire postgraduate research journey, from initial considerations for enrolment, to the final thesis/dissertation, and potentially publication 
  • Examines a range of research paradigms and data gathering strategies with a coherent focus on how to meet the expectations and criteria for research quality 
  • Offers concrete examples from postgraduate students’ real-world experiences 
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About this book

This handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the entire journey of postgraduate research in the social and behavioural sciences, from enrolment to its culmination in the form of a thesis, dissertation or portfolio, and beyond. It is written in an accessible and example-rich style, offering practical and concrete advice in virtually all areas. It also includes references to additional resources and websites, and each chapter features key recommendations for improving the postgraduate research experience. 

The book addresses not only research-related aspects (e.g. supervisors; selecting your guiding assumptions; contextualising, framing and configuring research; reviewing literature; sampling; writing proposals; ethics and academic integrity; selecting a data gathering strategy; surviving your thesis/dissertation/portfolio examination; and publishing), but also questions concerning how to integrate, manage, and balance the research journey in the context of the postgraduate student’s broader life-world (e.g. skill development and supervisor relations; effective time and project management; a healthy work–life balance; maintaining motivation; and dealing with criticism). The book adopts an explicitly pluralist perspective on postgraduate research, moving beyond mixed methods thinking, and offers concrete examples from postgraduate students’ real-world experiences. 


About the authors

Ray Cooksey is an Emeritus Professor at the UNE Business School, University of New England, Armidale, Australia. His research mainly focuses on the areas of decision making and cognition, chaos and complexity theory, organisational and behavioural systems theory, leadership, teacher judgment, pluralist approaches to research, climate change and adaptation, and multivariate statistics. 

Gael McDonald is a Professor and President of RMIT Vietnam. Her main research interests are in international marketing, human resource management, and organisational behaviour. 




Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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eBook 51,16 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7747-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • Due: August 27, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7746-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7747-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7747-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7746-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 1170
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations, 161 illustrations in colour
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