Doctoral studies

Introduction This section contains recommendations for materials that will help in understanding  doctoral studies.


Quick

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Wikipedia. [general article deals with the history and range of doctorates in various countries. Be wary of accuracy] |  pdf  |  weblink  |  review  |

Might, Matt. The Illustrated Guide to a PhD. A powerful way of setting the original contribution to knowledge in context.
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Phillips, Estelle and Derek Pugh. 2010. The nature of the PhD Qualification, in: How to get a PhD: a handbook for students and their supervisors. Open University Press. pp.19-32
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Full-time or part-time?

Good advice about whether to undertake PhD study in full-time or part-time mode, and potential consequences.

 

FindaPhD [general advice about PhD study and how to find a suitable programme] |  pdf  |  weblink  |  review  |


Primary

Green, Howard, and Stuart Powell. 2005. Doctoral Study in Contemporary Higher Education. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England: Open University Press and the Society for Research into Higher Education.
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Grix, Jonathan. 2010. The foundations of research. Palgrave study skills.
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Secondary

Archer, Bruce. 2000. A background to doctoral awards, in: Durling, David and Ken Friedman, Editors. (2000)  Proceedings of conference Doctoral Education in Design: Foundations for the Future, 8-12 July 2000, La Clusaz, France.  UK: Staffordshire University Press
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Durling, David.  2002. Discourses on Research and the PhD in Design, in: Green, D. Howard and Malcolm Shaw, Editors. (2002) Quality Assurance in Education: Standards and the doctoral award, vol. 10, no. 2, 79-85.
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Rugg, Gordon and Marian Petre.  2004. The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research.  Open University Press, Buckingham.
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 Bibliography 

Durling, David and Kazuo Sugiyama, editors.  2003.  Proceedings of the Third Conference Doctoral Education in Design 14-17 October 2003. Japan: University of Tsukuba.
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Publications in your PhD. 2011. The Thesis Whisperer [website page on publishing papers during the PhD study period] |  pdf  |  weblink  |  review  |

RUST, C. 2003. Many Flowers, Small Leaps Forward: debating doctoral education in design Art Design and Communication in Higher Education. Durling, David and Ken Friedman , Editors.  (2003)  Special edition of the ADCHE Journal, on best practice in the PhD in Design.  Vol. 1(3). Brighton: ADC-LTSN.
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Shackleton, John and Kazuo Sugiyama. 2000. Journeymen and salarymen; Design doctorates in Japan. Durling, David and Ken Friedman, Editors. (2000)  Proceedings of conference Doctoral Education in Design: Foundations for the Future, 8-12 July 2000, La Clusaz, France.  UK: Staffordshire University Press
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Wakeford, John.  [Prof. Wakeford has collected testimony of experiences from PhD students over many years, and he trains supervisors] |  pdf  |  weblink  |  review  |

Yee, Joyce. 2009. Capturing tacit knowledge: documenting and understanding recent methodological innovation used in Design Doctorates in order to inform Postgraduate training provision. EKSIG 2009 Conference: Experiential Knowledge, Method & Methodology.
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