Think you’re not clever enough to get a PhD? Maybe you think you’re too clever to fail to get a PhD. Success is much about how you approach it as your innate academic ability and intelligence. Here are 10 top tips on how to get a PhD distilled from over 15 years of successful PhD supervision.
Once you have collected your data, how do you present your results? Do you include everything in the dissertation results section? Do you present raw data or use charts and tables to summarise your results? Can you ever include too much data? Find the answers here.
When you have got your results and you have presented them to the reader in your thesis you are left to answer the most difficult question of all: So what? The job of your PhD thesis conclusion is to show what contribution you have made to the field of knowledge.
Nearly all PhDs require data to be collected. However, there are many different ways to collect data, which is dependent upon the type of study to be undertaken, the problem domain, and the methodology and PhD project plan used.
There are a huge number of possible study designs for a PhD, depending upon your subject area. However, all PhDs need a credible study design and a rationale for why you chose it. At the end of your PhD, you should always reflect on how well your chosen design served your needs.
If you don’t get the research question right at the start of your PhD you probably won’t enjoy your studies and you will seriously reduce the chance of a successful outcome. You need a SMART research question, and you need to be very clear about what you are trying to do.
Once you have got a refine research question or aim, the next step in planning a PhD is to set clear objectives. Once again, we shall use the SMART acronym to define objectives, but also show how your objectives can structure your whole proposal
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The key to a successful PhD is in the planning. A good plan cannot guarantee a successful outcome, but a bad one can make it impossible to achieve success. Therefore, a PhD proposal needs to contain all the elements of a good plan. It needs clarity, focus, smart goals and clear milestones.
What’s the big deal with knowledge management vs information management? Why does every company seem to be looking for a knowledge management system, and why does that seem to be difficult to implement? Find some answers here
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Microsoft Office 2010 is the latest version (currently in beta) of the most popular office application in the world. Office 2007 was a major change from the previous version and not without controversy. This article looks at Office 2010 key features and asks if it is likely to be as controversial.
Flash is a very popular web technology. The question for many web users is how to code a Flash slideshow in an HTML file. Be warned! The code supplied by some applications is not standards compliant and may upset some browsers and raise accessibility issues.
The overflow attribute in CSS can be used in a number of different ways to add effects to your web pages and fit more content onto one page to increase the chance of your visitors reaching it. This article describes the CSS overflow attribute and includes some examples.
The thing that got the World Wide Web started was linking hypertext with communication protocols. There are a number of ways to save an HTML file with links intact. This article will explain a few of them, and how Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 and Chrome differ.
Version 4 of the Chrome browser provides new facilities for plugins, and in doing so addresses some of the limitations of previous versions. Here is my personal choice of the best Google Chrome Plugins, and some of my hopes for future developments.