useful stuff for the journey

The PhD thesis

Developing a research overview and thesis outline > Really useful, see here

What is a PhD… see these pics >>> click here

PhD First thoughts to finished writing, a very useful guide by Learning Advisers from the University of Queensland’s Student Services at http://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/phdwriting/index.html

Writing up your PhD (qualitative research) by Tony Lynch http://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/files/writing_up_your_phd_qualitative_research.pdf

How to write a good PhD thesis and survive the viva by Stefan Rüger at http://people.kmi.open.ac.uk/stefan/thesis-writing.pdf

Viva resources shared by GO GN

Edinburgh Napier guidelines on submitting a thesis at http://www.napier.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/Documents/Submit-for-viva-Nov-12.pdf

Edinburgh Napier Referencing guidelines
http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/library/Documents/Postgraduate%20referencing%20guide.pdf

Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article or chapter at https://medium.com/advice-and-help-in-authoring-a-phd-or-non-fiction/seven-upgrade-strategies-for-a-problematic-article-or-chapter-3c6b81be9aa2

Shorter, better, faster, free: Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/12/28/shorter-better-faster-free/

Writing the Abstract

Excellent post by Prof. Pat Thomson! Helped me re-write mine!

Writing Chapter 3 (Literature review)

Presentation shared by Prof. Ale Armellini

Writing Chapter 4 and 5 presentation

Writing Chapter 7 Conclusions

Writing the conclusion chapter

Postgraduate Information Literacy PILOT at http://www.gcu.ac.uk/library/pilot/

Help by Prof. Frank Rennie at https://uheye.wordpress.com/tag/phd/

Researcher participant relationship

Chapter by Michelle K. McGinn (2008) at https://srmo.sagepub.com/view/sage-encyc-qualitative-research-methods/n388.xml

Phenomenography

Overview of phenomenographic research at http://images.slideplayer.com/23/6570582/slides/slide_7.jpg

Chapter: Creating categories of description using phenomenographic data: An example of analytical process by Lois Irvin (2005)

Interviews

In depth interviews at http://www2.pathfinder.org/site/DocServer/m_e_tool_series_indepth_interviews.pdf

Semi-structured interviews at http://journals.rcni.com/doi/pdfplus/10.7748/ns2008.02.22.23.35.c6420

Interviews and focus groups at http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v204/n6/full/bdj.2008.192.html

Writing a PhD abstract

Presentation by Rebecca Priestley at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/current-phd/publications/PhD_abstract_and_citation_presentation.pdf

About quality

Validity and reliability: Excellent paper Sharran Merriam

Qualitative quality by Sarah Tracey http://asignatura.us.es/mcualitativa/docs/EightBigTent.pdf

About originality

What is an original contribution? Excellent advice by Prof. Pat Thomson here

Check out again

http://loumcgill.co.uk/mooc-webinar/

Terese Bird post https://tbirdseyeview.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/moocs-versus-open-educational-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-20

Creating an academic poster

Designing conference posters, very useful guidelines at http://colinpurrington.com/tips/poster-design?utm_content=buffercabbd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Other practitioners interested in this area

Dr David Jones, Australia, teacher ed context https://davidtjones.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/open-educational-practice-beyond-the-institution/#comment-7628

VIVA stuff

Found this via Twitter >>> 13 steps I took to prepare for my PhD viva

A must watch! … and many more in this series from Prof Tara Brabazon

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