The Doctoral Examination Process

Author:   Penny Tinkler ,  Carolyn Jackson
Publisher:   Open University Press
ISBN:  

9780335213054


Pages:   248
Publication Date:   01 March 2004
Format:   Paperback
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The Doctoral Examination Process


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What is the viva and how can students prepare for it? What should supervisors consider when selecting PhD examiners? How should examiners assess a doctoral thesis and conduct the viva? The doctoral examination process has been shrouded in mystery and has been a source of anxiety and concern for students, supervisors and examiners alike. But now help is at hand. This book sheds new light on the process, providing constructive ways of understanding the doctoral examination, preparing for it and undertaking it.This book stands alone in the field due to the extensive research undertaken by the authors. Over a four year period, surveys and interviews were undertaken with candidates and academics from a wide range of disciplines throughout Britain. Outcomes and ideas from the research have been united to provide the most comprehensive information available. Real life accounts and case studies are combined with useful advice, tasks and checklists to create an illuminating handbook. This user-friendly book is a vital resource for anyone involved in the doctoral process. No doctoral candidate, examiner or supervisor should be without it.

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Author:   Penny Tinkler ,  Carolyn Jackson
Publisher:   Open University Press
Imprint:   Open University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 22.80cm
Weight:   0.369kg
ISBN:  

9780335213054


ISBN 10:   0335213057
Pages:   248
Publication Date:   01 March 2004
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction To The Doctoral Examination Process Understanding The Doctoral Viva - What Is It For? Understanding The Doctoral Viva - How Does It Work? Viva Preparation - Long Term Selecting Examiners Who Attends The Viva? Roles And Obligations Examiners - Should You Examine? Examiners - Assessing A Doctoral Thesis Viva Preparation - Short Term Viva Preparation - Final Stage In The Viva - Candidates' Perspectives The Viva - Tips And Issues For Examiners Post-Viva References Index.

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Penny Tinkler is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manchester.Carolyn Jackson is a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University. The authors have published widely on the PhD examination drawing upon their joint research projects. They run training sessions on doctoral examinations for students, examiners and supervisors in universities across Britain.

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