Working for a Doctorate
A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Edited by Norman Graves, Ved P Varma, Ved Varma
Routledge – 1997 – 216 pages
In stark contrast to undergraduates, new PhD students often find no framework for study, few deadlines and little peer support.
Working for a Doctorate:
* Addresses the problems of the research process, such as finance and time-management
* Offers practical guidance and specialist advice to both students and their supervisors
* Is written by a team of experts who have had a long and successful experience of tutoring PhD students
* Contains case studies of current and ex-PhD students
* Explores issues such as gender, culture and the fundamental nature of the PhD.
The book will be a vital guide and companion to anyone studying, supervising or contemplating a doctoral degree in the humanities or social sciences.
This book gives an honest account of what it is actually like to study for a PhD … the book provides a useful helping hand, reassuring you through your studies, and providing you with practical solutions. - Psy-PAG Quarterly
Graves and Varma, describe exactly what it is you need to do to get through a psychology PhD programme … the depth of advice is consistent and thorough … if you want to know what will be expected of you to get through the process successfully, Working for a Doctorate is an invaluable guide. - The Psychologist
This is like no other book I have come across. The thirteen contributors have packed into a concise volume a complete guide to planning, financing, managing and completing a thesis. Each chapter is fully referenced; bibliographies and contact addresses are included as appropriate. - School of Slavonic and East European Studies
In short, anyone giving serious consideration to beginning a PhD in the humanities or social sciences should invest in this book, which also merits the attention of current research students and supervisors. - School of Slavonic and East European Studies