Writing a masters or doctoral thesis
- Geting writing done!
- How not to get a PhD (from Estelle M Phillips and Derek S Pugh, How to Get a PhD, Open UP.)
- Mistakes and difficulties
- Overcome writer's block (from Rowena Murray, How to Write a Thesis, Open UP.)
- Plan a research project
- Postgraduate research criteria and what examiners look for
- Understand the words you use
- Writing a literature review
Tips and projects
- Enjoying Post-grad Research (pdf)
- Make sure you have thought of everything that matters
- Reporting on study leave
- Review a book: being fair to the author and to yourself
- Taming the Technology Tiger (pdf)
- What to include in the story of a church and More ideas for writing the story of a church
- Write a history of a church in ten steps
Books I have found helpful
Judith Bell, Doing your research project, Open University Press, 1993.
Sara Delamont, Paul Atkinson and Odette Parry, Supervising the PhD. A guide to success, Open University Press, 1997.
Chris Hart, Doing a literature review : releasing the social science research imagination. London: Sage Publications, 1998.
Rowena Murray, How to write a thesis, Open University Press, 2002.
Estelle M. Phillips and D S Pugh, How to get a PhD, Open University Press (several editions)
Silvia, Paul J. How to Write a Lot : A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007.
Silvia, Paul J. Write It Up : Practical Strategies for Writing and Publishing Journal Articles. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2015.
Doctorate, Wikipedia. This article was flagged as needing cleanup, but I found it heplful. It provides information on different types of doctorates in various disciplines and in different countries.
Christopher Hartney, Honours Thesis Proposal Writing. (Religious Studies, University of Sydney, 2015).
Marie C. Hoepfl, Choosing Qualitative Research: A Primer for Technology Education Researchers, Journal of Technology Education 9(1), 1997.
Steve Easterbrook, "How to write a scientific abstract in six easy steps" Serendipity Blog, 24 Jan 2010. This is helpful for humanities abstracts as well.
University of Otago Student Learning Centre Online Resources