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Achieving Your Doctorate in Education

Achieving Your Doctorate in Education

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March 2006 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book is designed to help students to achieve an understanding of the practical and theoretical issues involved in a doctorate in education, and how to link their studies with their professional experience.

The chapters provide a detailed examination of all aspects of completing a doctorate in education: from research methodologies, to the analysis of data, reflection on the student's own experience, and the critical issues involved in writing a thesis. Detailed case study material is used throughout.

The editors are experienced supervisors of EdD courses and have created an essential companion for all education students pursuing a doctorate.

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Choosing To Do a Doctorate in Education
Organising and Planning Your Research
Developing a Literature Review
Ethics: Issues, Dilemmas and Problems
Developing Theoretical Frameworks
Methodological Considerations
Collecting Data
Analysing Data
The Writing Process
The Examining Process
Sharing Your Research Findings


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A very informative textbook, all the key areas are suitably documented. However it is anchored in the English context and may not be fully applicable to the Irish context.

Mr Gary McConway
Business Education, St. Attracta's Community School
March 4, 2014

Good resource for those taking their research to another level.

Mr Adrian Stanfield
Basford Hall College, New College Nottingham
September 7, 2013

Very helpful text that you can dip into for supporting references.

Miss Helen Thornalley
Education, St Mary's College
May 24, 2013

For anyone studying a Education Doctorate this will book will be a great asset in understanding how to achieve EdD status including the skills needed to step up to a level 8 course. So useful and easy to dip in and out of.

Mrs Anita McGowan
Humanities , Croydon College
December 18, 2012

a very useful book for this specific topic which will be reccommended for the course

Mr Gerard Ryan
Business School, Staffordshire University
August 21, 2012

The authors have taken a straightforward, guiding approach to a highly complex process. This has proven to be significantly beneficial in demystifying and navigating the world of EdD programmes. Therefore this text has become a welcome & friendly scholarly travelling companion.

Mrs Sally Goldspink
Allied Health & Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University
July 19, 2012

One of the best PhD guides i have come across, even more so because it focuses on the field of education. This book is highly recommended.

Mr James Essex
GMS, Komazawa University
February 22, 2012

A very useful text for students on the EdD programme, to enable them to consider key developments in their progress towards doctorate.

Dr Bridget Egan
Faculty of Education Health & Social Care, Winchester University
October 21, 2011

I found this book to be extremely useful. It helps students on this particular course to understand many of the confusiong aspects related to level 8 research. The book provides sound advice on completing a literature search and provides extended advice on data collection.

Mr Gerard Ryan
Business Department, Staffordshire University
January 21, 2011

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