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The PhD Viva By Peter Smith

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This indispensable book helps PhD candidates to understand the viva process and to prepare and present their work in the best possible manner.

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The PhD Viva: How to Prepare for Your Oral Examination by Peter Smith

This indispensable book helps PhD candidates to understand the viva process and to prepare and present their work in the best possible manner. With concrete guidance, examples and activities throughout, it covers everything from the constitution of the PhD viva panel and how to prepare as the event draws closer to typical questions and how to answer them. Chapters are enriched with authentic case studies and insights from successful PhD graduates.

This text is suitable for PhD and other doctoral degree students across all disciplines, and helpful to supervisors and examiners.

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The PhD Viva Reviews


"Peter Smith explains how examiners think and how the doctoral viva works. He covers all aspects of the viva, and provides everything a candidate needs to prepare for - and enjoy - this important moment of academic life." - Professor Alison Jones, University of Auckland, New Zealand "Sharing a wealth of personal experience being on several 'sides of the table', namely supervising PhD students, examining and chairing PhD viva, this book is clear, logical, and jargon free. If you feel you must do something useful before the event, make reading this book your task!" - Dr Lee Zhuang, Staffordshire University, UK "Peter Smith's The PhD Viva: How to Prepare for Your Oral Examination provides extensive coverage of the process of preparing for and experiencing the viva. The book presents actual case studies of different viva experiences, with summary comments from the author. Doctoral students will be well-served reading this book and taking to heart its sound advice and useful suggestions." - Dr. Kristen P. Williams, Clark University, USA

About Peter Smith


Peter Smith is Emeritus Professor of the University of Sunderland, UK, having held several teaching, research and management positions at the University. He has examined or supervised over 100 doctoral candidates in a range of subjects at Universities in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and Spain. He is co-author of The Professional Doctorate.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction.- 2. The PhD Viva.- 3. The Examination Panel.- 4. Preparing for Your Viva.- 5. Typical Questions and How to Answer them.- 6. The Viva Itself.- 7. The Outcome.- 8. Case Studies.- 9. Summary and the Future.- References, Further Reading and Web-Based Resources.

Additional information

GOR006924924
The PhD Viva: How to Prepare for Your Oral Examination by Peter Smith
Peter Smith
Macmillan Research Skills
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
2014-10-02
184
1137395761
9781137395764
N/A
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