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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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Anyone seeking doctoral status would benefit from dipping into or immersing themselves in this well written text. Clearly formatted pages with bold section headings make for quick and easy access to relevant passages where readers can watch the authors skilfully untangle the mysteries of research language such as 'theoretical framework', methodology and data analysis. I recommend Achieving Your Doctorate in Education to students and new supervisors involved in the doctoral research process.


A guide to dip in and out of as required.

Mrs Louise Wormwell
School of Education, Newman University
October 12, 2016

Excellent in the sense it gives clear guidance and several "tips" for this level of student

Mrs Heather Christine Turner
Health , Chester University
September 30, 2015

This is again an excellent book, I would recommend to our students that they read this book before deciding on whether to undertake our course, but not required once on the course

Mr Nick White
Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University
September 13, 2015

Excellent text for those undertaking an EdD as it clearly defines all the key areas. Highly recommend for dipping in and out of for references.

Mrs Sharon Angeletta Colilles
Carnegie Faculty of Sports & Education, Leeds Beckett University
July 8, 2015

Good for postgraduate students setting out on the EdD.

Mrs Christine Cattermole
UCO, University Campus Oldham
April 8, 2014

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

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