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Surviving and Thriving in Postgraduate Research

  • Ray Cooksey
  • Gael McDonald
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 1-26
  3. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 27-53
  4. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 55-71
  5. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 73-96
  6. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 97-149
  7. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 151-182
  8. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 183-214
  9. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 215-246
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    Pages 247-304
  11. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 305-348
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    Pages 417-501
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    Pages 503-554
  14. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 555-687
  15. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 689-726
  16. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 727-759
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    Pages 761-788
  18. Ray Cooksey, Gael McDonald
    Pages 789-826
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About this book

Introduction

This handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the entire journey of postgraduate research in the social and behavioural sciences, from enrolment to its culmination in the form of a thesis, dissertation or portfolio, and beyond. It is written in an accessible and example-rich style, offering practical and concrete advice in virtually all areas. It also includes references to additional resources and websites, and each chapter features key recommendations for improving the postgraduate research experience. 

The book addresses not only research-related aspects (e.g. supervisors; selecting your guiding assumptions; contextualising, framing and configuring research; reviewing literature; sampling; writing proposals; ethics and academic integrity; selecting a data gathering strategy; surviving your thesis/dissertation/portfolio examination; and publishing), but also questions concerning how to integrate, manage, and balance the research journey in the context of the postgraduate student’s broader life-world (e.g. skill development and supervisor relations; effective time and project management; a healthy work–life balance; maintaining motivation; and dealing with criticism). The book adopts an explicitly pluralist perspective on postgraduate research, moving beyond mixed methods thinking, and offers concrete examples from postgraduate students’ real-world experiences. 


Keywords

postgraduate research social sciences behavioural sciences research methods proposal writing research ethics academic integrity plagiarism literature review data gathering time management project management academic supervisor work-life balance data analysis qualitative research quantitative research

Authors and affiliations

  • Ray Cooksey
    • 1
  • Gael McDonald
    • 2
  1. 1.UNE Business SchoolUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia
  2. 2.RMIT University Vietnam Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7747-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7746-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7747-1
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