From Postgraduate to Social Scientist
A Guide to Key Skills
- Nigel Gilbert - University of Surrey, UK
SAGE Study Skills Series
Career Development (Academic) | Postgraduate Study
By adopting a clear and accessible approach, this book encourages students embarking on the journey towards becoming a social scientist to engage with every aspect of the process:
- Reviewing and writing skills
- Using the Internet
- Research ethics
- Intellectual property rights
- Writing research proposals
- Project management
- Writing a thesis and reports
- Creating presentations, press releases and popular articles
- Teaching skills
- Careers in social science.
From Postgraduate to Social Scientist is designed for postgraduate students and researchers across the social sciences. It will be invaluable for courses that aim to satisfy the Economic and Social Research Council's 'Training Guidelines' requirements for doctoral programmes.
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This book is an excellent overview of the skills needed to work as a social scientist. It fits well in our course where students 'intern' in a research group for a term before starting to do research for their thesis.
I found this a refreshing read, however not entirely suitable for the needs of the course.
This book offers a view of how students can applie their learning in research for both academic and practice work. Student will be recomened to read this book fior their development in the subject.
This book provides a brilliant overview of key issues and aspects which students need to engage with at the early stages of 'becoming' an educational researcher. It provides very clear guidance and includes references to highly useful literature which makes this a highly valuable read for those who are beginning their journey into academia.
An original feature of this book is that it provides hands-on examples and that it takes the needs of increasingly diverse/international research communities into account.
Absolutely fantastic. Everything a student needs to know to become effective social scientists