PhD & Masters – Thesis Hub Knowledge Sharing Platform for Researchers. Sat, 11 Jan 2020 01:04:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 COMPLETING A PhD Sun, 17 Jun 2018 01:46:42 +0000 Use this sheet to help you: gain greater understanding of what’s involved in undertaking a PhD learn tips for approaching the various stages of a PhD develop a better sense of  whether or not undertaking a PhD is a good idea for you 5minute self test Read the list of adjectives below. Think about how […]]]> 1 A PhD Thesis Without Tears Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:34:36 +0000 1. Introduction Many students are nowadays keen to complete a PhD and, although they clearly understand what is involved in doing the coursework component, starting a PhD thesis is typically a leap in the dark. This naturally leads to anxieties. While such a substantial project should not be taken lightly, and it cannot be denied […]]]> 6 Myths and Realities of Higher Education System Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:49:26 +0000 Myths and Realities of Higher Education SystemThe ‘ivory tower’ One of the commonest misconceptions about research is that it is an ‘ivory tower’ activity, far removed from reality and from social contact with others. If you say you are doing research, people will often talk to you as though you had decided to spend a number of years in solitary confinement […]]]> 10 Steps to PhD Failure Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:25:23 +0000 10 Steps to PhD FailureKevin Haggerty and Aaron Doyle offer tips on making postgraduate study even tougher (which students could also use to avoid pitfalls if they prefer) Given the stakes involved, one peculiar aspect of graduate school is the number of students who seem indifferent to its pitfalls. Year after year many run headlong, like lemmings, off the […]]]> Preparation to Do Masters or PhD!? Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:27:59 +0000 Those who have an idea to do Masters/ PhD, but do not know how to move on? Finalised which area you are interested in. How about you? You may have a tentative topic. Based on your topic, find key words. Search for journals, read related thesis and refer to chapter With reading knowledge, meet a […]]]> 9 What is Academic Integrity Sat, 28 May 2016 20:57:58 +0000 Academic Integrity means being honest in all academic work. Every University expects that all students and staff will act with academic integrity.  Every University wants its programmes of study and qualifications to be respected and valued, and to be sure that all those who gain the university qualification have personally reached the standards expected of that qualification. Students will […]]]> How not to Get a PhD: By Overestimating What is Required. Sat, 28 May 2016 13:19:40 +0000 How not to Get a PhD: By Overestimating What is Required.The words used to describe the outcome of a PhD project – ‘an original contribution to knowledge’ – may sound rather grand, but we must remember that,  the work for the degree is essentially a research training process and the term ‘original contribution’ has perforce to be interpreted quite narrowly. It does not mean an […]]]> 10 Truths a PhD Supervisor will never Tell You Mon, 23 May 2016 20:30:38 +0000 10 Truths a PhD Supervisor will never Tell YouThere are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon My father used to tell a joke, over and over again. It was a classic outback Australian, Slim Dusty joke that – like the best dad jokes – I can’t remember. But I do […]]]> The Aims of PhD Candidate, Supervisor and Examiner. Mon, 23 May 2016 20:27:19 +0000 In this article, we shall discuss the nature of a PhD program. We shall consider the inevitably different aims that the students, the supervisors and the examiners bring to it. Aims of students There are many reasons why people decide to work towards a PhD. One of the most common aims at the beginning is […]]]> 2 The Nature of the PhD Qualification Mon, 23 May 2016 20:20:59 +0000 The Nature of the PhD QualificationIn this article we shall discuss the nature of a PhD. We shall consider the objectives of the process, the part that it plays in the academic system.  The meaning of a doctorate We are going to start with some historical background and present in a schematic way the meaning of the degree structure of […]]]>