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Authoring a PhD: how to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation

Patrick Dunleavy
Palgrave Macmillan (April 2003)
256pp £49 h/b, 256pp £16.95 p/b

This book involves having creative ideas, working out how to organise them, writing up from plans, upgrading text and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting work published. It provides a huge range of ideas and suggestions to help students cope with both the intellectual issues involved and the practical difficulties of organising work effectively and is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students and their supervisors. It will also interest anyone writing creative non-fiction.

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Notes:

Patrick Dunleavy is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at LSE, and a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, London. He has authored numerous books and academic articles in political science and is currently general editor of the journal Political Studies. This book draws on his experience in supervising more than 30 doctoral students over two decades, and in teaching a large inter-disciplinary course on 'Drafting and Writing a PhD' at the LSE over twelve years.

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