What works for doctoral students in completing their thesis?

  • Siân Lindsay
  • Teaching in Higher Education, October 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2014.974025

What works for doctoral students in completing their thesis?

What is it about?

This paper looks at how UK PhD students approach the writing of their doctoral thesis. The findings presented are based on interviews with eight PhD students studying at a London university. It looks at themes which help or hinder the writing process, for example supervisory support received. It recommends a strategy of continuous writing to help complete the thesis on time.

Why is it important?

As this author knows, writing a doctoral thesis can be very stressful. The significance of this study is that it highlights ways in which doctoral students can avoid some of this stress, using writing as a way of developing knowledge, not just telling it.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2014.974025

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Sian SE Lindsay