Studying for a doctorate : wanting a strong voice

Kay, Lesley (2017) Studying for a doctorate : wanting a strong voice. The Practising Midwife, 20(4), pp. 18-20. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

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Studying for a doctoral degree can be an exciting, invigorating and ultimately satisfying process but equally it can be a long, arduous, frustrating and lonely journey. In this article I speak of my own experience of the process and offer some thoughts about the ‘what, why, when and how’ of studying at this level. I consider the excitement of developing your own ideas and project alongside the challenges inherent in doctoral level study, such as coping with uncertainty and rarely having a sense of closure, and I offer some practical challenges to help you decide whether doctoral study is for you.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Education
Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (until 2017)
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Depositing User: Lesley Kay
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 12:50
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 09:27

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