Grounded in research, this book is invaluable to academics in all disciplines. At a time when there is increasing pressure to ensure 'quality' provision, to improve the doctoral completion rate, and to turn out employable graduates, the need for a practical guide is obvious. An essential item for every academic's bookshelf.
Paul Atkinson is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University and Director of CESAGen.
Odette Parry is Professor for Social Welfare and Community Justice at the University of Wales, North east Wales Institute, where she heads the Social Inclusion Research Unit.
1 A Most Persuasive Piece of Argument: Introduction
2Caught and Held by a Cobweb: Getting the Student Started
3The Balance between Tradition andProgress: Designing and Planning aProject
4Old Manuscripts: The Literature Review
5Heavy and Thankless Task:Overseeing the Data Collection
6Disagreeableness and Danger: Keeping up Student Motivation
7Contorted Corkscrew: The Getting and Giving of Judgement
8An Emotional Excitement: Writing up the Thesis
9A Lack of Genuine Interest: Choosing the Right External and Preparing the Student for the Examination
10The Brave Pretence at Confidence:Launching Students' Careers
11A Rather Unpromising Consignment: Selecting Successful Students and Building aResearch Culture
12The Very Loftiest Motives: Institutional Frameworks and Audit Cultures