The Research Student's Guide to Success by Pat CryerThe Research Student's Guide to Success by Pat Cryer

The Research Student's Guide to Success

byPat Cryer

Paperback | September 16, 2006

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A must read for all research students!

“The core material in Professor Cryer’s previous editions is classic. I welcome this new edition setting it into current contexts.” – PhD supervisor

“When I was doing my own PhD, Pat Cryer’s book was my constant reference companion. Now I am recommending her latest edition to my own students.” – PhD supervisor

Insightful, wide-ranging and accessible, this is an invaluable tool for postgraduate research students and for students at all levels working on research projects, irrespective of their field of study.

This edition has been thoroughly revised to accommodate the changes in postgraduate education over recent years. Additional material and new emphases take into account:

  • the QAA Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Programmes
  • recommendations of the Roberts Review
  • the needs of the growing number of ‘overseas’ research students
  • employment issues (including undergraduate teaching)
  • the Internet as a resource for research. There are new chapters on:
    • developing the research proposal
    • succeeding as an ‘overseas’ research student
    • ethics in research
    • personal development planning (PDP)
Pat Cryer is Visiting Professor for the Development of Graduate Education at the University of Manchester. She has headed various studies on the needs of postgraduate research students and their supervisors, which she converted into practical support by setting up a national network for academics on postgraduate issues and a series of ...
Title:The Research Student's Guide to SuccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.06 × 6.1 × 0.71 inPublished:September 16, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335221173

ISBN - 13:9780335221172

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Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface to the third edition

Why and how to use this book
Exploring routes, opportunities and funding
Making an application
Producing the research proposal
Settling in and taking stock
Interacting with supervisors
Reading round the subject: working procedures
Reading round the subject: evaluating quality
Handling ethical issues
Managing influences of personal circumstances
Succeeding as an 'overseas' research student
Managing your skills development
Planning out the work
Getting into a productive routine
Co-operating with others for mutual support
Producing progress reports
Giving presentations on your work
Transferring registration from MPhil to PhD
Coming to terms with originality in research
Developing ideas through creative thinking
Keeping going when you feel like giving up
Job seeking
Producing the thesis
Handling the oral/viva/thesis defence

Appendix - Skills training requirements for research students: Joint Statement by the UK Research Councils