Rules of. PhD Research. Gordon Rugg. Marian Petre. The Unwritten Rules of PhD basic craft skills and ground rules of the academic world in general, and. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Gordon Rugg and others published The unwritten rules of PhD research. The title of the book tempts one to read further, even to download the book. There are, indeed, many unwritten rules of PhD research, in part because the process of.
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"I feel grateful to have found this book only a year into my PhD. It has opened my eyes to the world of academia. There is more to a PhD than just research in the. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Dr Marian Petre is Professor of Computing at the Open University, UK, and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. The Unwritten Rules of Ph.D. Research book. Read 23 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A breath of fresh air - I wish someone had t.
It has all chapter that you need for your PhD. Really helpful, and funny.
Written in a way, as the author said, like conversation over a cup of coffee. May 22, Vasilisa rated it it was amazing. Good guide to PhD life. I wish I read it in my first year: I should have read this two years ago--having validated a lot of its lessons by experience rather than through received wisdom.
Straightforward, with a decent bit of humor. Certainly not bloated, unlike a lot of these sorts of books, which I always appreciate. This book was given to me before I started my PhD and it took me a while to finish reading it, but I am glad I did. It contains some good, practical advice that I'm sure I will refer to over the next few years.
I wouldn't say it was an enjoyable read, but given the dull subject matter it could have been a lot worse. I would give this book 10 stars if I could. For me, it's one of the coolest, most down-to-earth and enlightening books I've read so far.
This book has given me "new eyes" for the PhD study - as an apprenticeship. To end it with a quote from this book, "Learn to accept the pain as a friend and your life will be transformed. PhD Students of all Ages. Amazing book! I tend to have a bit of different philosophy from the authors, because of which I almost stopped reading after the third chapter.
However, the book has amazing advice and perspective on the PhD. I think the most valuable element is that this book really focuses on the "in-between-the-lines" advice that is hard to articulate. For example, did you know that a reviewer can tell a lot about your character from the way that you present your references in terms of grammar and organizatio Amazing book! For example, did you know that a reviewer can tell a lot about your character from the way that you present your references in terms of grammar and organization?
Overall this book is well done, and is at a level that should be reviewed by all PhD students. Dec 11, Miguel Duarte rated it it was amazing. A friendly, easy to read description of some of the most important parts of doing a PhD. It gives you a general overview of what you should be aware of, in particular things which are "unofficial" but are expected of you. I would recommend this not only to current PhD students, but also to anyone considering going for one. I enjoyed reading this thoughtful book that goes beyond different perspectives about doing the PhD and what follows next.
It does not only cover the obvious rules of PhD, but also cover how other supervisors think of you as a researcher. Slightly patronizing - authors kind of assume that phd students are lazy and dumb, but then again maybe bad behavior does happen a lot. Otherwise very helpful tips, especially if you have no clue how to handle your phd life.
Mainly informative for me as I've already read a lot on the subject. Aug 09, Rob marked it as to-read Shelves: Useful, but occasionally rather blunt and cynical. Good read if you are either pursuing or planning to pursue a PhD. A must read by any PhD student. This book doesn't need a fancy review, it needs a fancy re-reading. Lots of useful stuff. Highly recommended. I read it cover to cover. Genuinely entertaining explanation of things one should expect to encounter during a PhD program.
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Readers Also Enjoyed. About Gordon Rugg. Gordon Rugg. Gordon Rugg is a former timberyard worker and English lecturer turned field archaeologist. His PhD was in Psychology, on attitude theory; he then worked in Artificial Intelligence, moving from there to information retrieval and then software engineering for safety-critical systems.
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It has opened my eyes to the world of academia. There is more to a PhD than just research in the sense of working on a problem, getting some results and publishing your findings. This book has allowed me to open my eyes and see all the other things I should be doing to fully succeed at my endeavour of becoming a researcher myself. Covering all the key topics of the previous edition, including what a PhD is really about, how to do one well, how to decipher what your supervisor actually means by terms like 'good referencing' and 'clean research question', and how to design, report and defend your research,the authors continue to offer an accessible, down-to-earth, and insightful account of the whole PhD process.
Their advice addresses how to avoid some of the pitfalls en route to a successful submission.