Beyond PhD – Thesis Hub https://thesishub.org Knowledge sharing platform for researchers. Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:20:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 112478631 Ego and the Scientific Pecking Order http://thesishub.org/ego-scientific-pecking-order/ https://thesishub.org/ego-scientific-pecking-order/#respond Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:42:34 +0000 http://thesishub.org/newthesishub/?p=8271

“Go, wondrous creature! mount where Science guides, Go, measure earth, weigh air, and state the tides; Instruct the planets in what orbs to run, Correct old Time, and regulate the Sun. … Go, teach Eternal Wisdom how to rule — Then drop into thyself, and be a fool!” [Pope, 1733] The scientific pecking order is […]

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The Postdoc Experience: Hopes and Fears http://thesishub.org/the-postdoc-experience-hopes-and-fears/ https://thesishub.org/the-postdoc-experience-hopes-and-fears/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 20:46:37 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=1267 The Postdoc Experience: Hopes and Fears

Six early career researchers reflect on their experiences  A PhD is not the ticket to an academic career that it once was. As the number of doctorate holders worldwide grows, many PhD graduates find themselves funnelled into the world of postdoctoral research, where researchers are pitted against one another on an increasingly competitive stage. Only […]

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Creating a Professional Vita http://thesishub.org/creating-a-professional-vita/ https://thesishub.org/creating-a-professional-vita/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 20:39:40 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=1257

This page was created by Professor Frank Pajares Introduction So you want to create a professional vita. Since you are in need of such a document, I will take the risk of assuming that you are relatively new what some like to call “the academy.” You are likely a doctoral student at some stage of […]

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Graduate Research Supervisor http://thesishub.org/graduate-research-supervisor/ https://thesishub.org/graduate-research-supervisor/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 14:49:16 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=1119 Perspectives on Quality Supervision and Problems Encountered in Supervision

Supervisor have to be; Supportive, Available & With Knowledge and Expertise.
However, Many Supervisors are; Too Busy, Lacks Experience, Lacks Commitment and Interest, Having Conflicting or Unrealistic Expectations of Each Other

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Dissertation for Sale: A Cautionary Tale http://thesishub.org/dissertation-for-sale-a-cautionary-tale/ https://thesishub.org/dissertation-for-sale-a-cautionary-tale/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 14:08:32 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=1036 Dissertation for Sale: A Cautionary Tale

A Google search brought me to a link to BarnesandNoble.com, where with one click I soon discovered that my dissertation was being sold. It took a minute of staring at the computer screen to fully accept that my work could be purchased for (at the time) $32.34 as an eTextbook for the Nook reader. I […]

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Institutionalizing Doctoral Writing Practices: Writing Courses (4/5) http://thesishub.org/institutionalizing-doctoral-writing-practices-writing-courses-45/ https://thesishub.org/institutionalizing-doctoral-writing-practices-writing-courses-45/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 13:43:25 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=992 Institutionalizing Doctoral Writing Practices: Writing Courses (4/5)

While North American universities have a long tradition of offering compulsory composition classes for first-year undergraduates, there are no comparable institutional structures to support the writing of graduate students. Rose and McClafferty (2001: 27) recently issued ‘a call for the explicit and sustained teaching of writing in graduate education’ (see also Mullen, 2001). They argue […]

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Institutionalizing Doctoral Writing Practices: International Collaborations (5/5) http://thesishub.org/institutionalizing-doctoral-writing-practices-international-collaborations-55/ https://thesishub.org/institutionalizing-doctoral-writing-practices-international-collaborations-55/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 13:41:40 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=984 Institutionalizing Doctoral Writing Practices: International Collaborations (5/5)

Introduction The new globalized and networked conditions in which universities operate provide new opportunities for creating writing cultures though international online graduate exchange. There are many benefits for doctoral researchers and their thesis development in building doctoral writing communities across nations. To illustrate the possibilities, we consider one example where supervisors used their international networks […]

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Institutionalizing Doctoral Writing Practices: Writing-for-Publication Groups (2/5) http://thesishub.org/institutionalizing-doctoral-writing-practices-writing-for-publication-groups-25/ https://thesishub.org/institutionalizing-doctoral-writing-practices-writing-for-publication-groups-25/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 13:39:08 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=980 Institutionalizing Doctoral Writing Practices: Writing-for-Publication Groups (2/5)

Unfortunately, many doctoral students are left to their own devices to sort out how to publish out of their doctorate research (Dinham and Scott, 2001; Engestrom, 1999). Individual supervisors vary in the support they give to writing for publication during and after the doctorate. There are also different disciplinary traditions around the importance of writing […]

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Institutionalizing Doctoral Writing Practices: Collaborative Work with Academic Support Services (3/5) http://thesishub.org/institutionalizing-doctoral-writing-practices-collaborative-work-with-academic-support-services-35/ https://thesishub.org/institutionalizing-doctoral-writing-practices-collaborative-work-with-academic-support-services-35/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 13:37:11 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=974 Institutionalizing Doctoral Writing Practices: Collaborative Work with Academic Support Services (3/5)

Most universities offer a range of academic support services. These usually include undergraduate workshops and individual and group tutorial assistance. Together with study skills, academic writing is a major concern for those who work in such centres. In recent times, these services have begun to support doctoral students as well. Increasing numbers of students are […]

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Institutionalizing Doctoral Writing Practices: Introduction (1/5) http://thesishub.org/institutionalizing-doctoral-writing-practices-introduction-15/ https://thesishub.org/institutionalizing-doctoral-writing-practices-introduction-15/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 13:31:39 +0000 https://mythesishub.wordpress.com/?p=966 Institutionalizing Doctoral Writing Practices: Introduction (1/5)

Introduction It has been argued that research is writing, and that a focus on writing in supervision can support the co-construction of a scholarly identity. A range of writing and textual strategies has been demonstrated that might be used by supervisors in a dialogue-based supervision practice. the argument has been that the supervisor embodies and mediates institutional and […]

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