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March 2006 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'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' - ESCalate

Read the full review as posted on the ESCalate website, the Education Subject Centre for the Higher Education Academy

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.

 
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.

ESCalate
ESCalate

Great advice and solid examples from practice for achieving your EdD

Ms Kelly Stewart
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, University of Central Lancashire
April 8, 2019

Easy to read, smartly written with thought provoking points to help you consider a doctorate.

Mrs Dawn Burnham
Early Years, Farnborough College of Technology
January 24, 2019

Excellent book and insightful for my students.

Mr Rohit Sagoo
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
September 6, 2018

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

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Hilary Burgess

Hilary Burgess, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Research and Development in Teacher Education (CReTE), Faculty of Education and Language Studies, The Open University. More About Author

Sandy Sieminski

Sandy Sieminski - The Open University. More About Author

Lore Arthur

Lore Arthur is a Lecturer in Education (Lifelong Learning) at The Open University (Centre for Educational Policy, Leadership and Lifelong Learning in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies) where she is also the academic co-ordinator and examiner for lifelong learning, education and training within the Doctorate in Education programme and a contributor to the MA programme in lifelong learning and leadership. Lore Arthur has researched and published widely mainly in the area of post-compulsory education and comparative education (with particular reference to Britain and Germany). She is a member of the executive committee of BAICE ... More About Author