PhD: The Pursuit of Excellence is an updated edition of So You Want to Get a PhD. This book aims to assist a final year Master's student or graduate in making an informed decision on whether or not to pursue a PhD. It provides the reader with an understanding of what a PhD actually is and what it can do for the holder. The book explains the structure of the thesis, the process of gathering information and writing. It includes a new chapter on Research Methodology as well as the author's new experiences and knowledge gained during his five-year tenure as PhD supervisor and one-year tenure as Chairman of the PhD Committee. There is also a chapter on the seven strategies of excellence practised by successful PhD students.
Key features include:
The secret of the PhD is demystified in this book. Clear and concise explanations about the requirements of a PhD thesis, including the structure and process
Plenty of examples and useful advice given based on the author's personal experience as a PhD student as well as after that when he became Chairman of the PhD committee
Research methodology easily explained with plenty of examples
A must-read for those thinking of doing a PhD programme and those already enrolled in a PhD programme
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