The book covers the skills you need to get you up and running, such as time management and organisation, as well as how to get the best out of working as part of a research team. Once your research is underway, it provides guidance and advice on how to present your work, both in writing and on paper, and how to appraise critically your own work and that of others. Throughout your research you will need to keep up to date with the scientific literature, thus information on how to do this is also included.
Featuring handy quick tips, checklists and key remember points, the book is structured so that you can dip into it in any order throughout your research or read in stages as your work develops.
While aimed primarily at students, much of the book will also be of practical value to new supervisors wanting to ensure their students are equipped with the transferable skills needed to take them through their PhD and beyond.
Foreword by Clare Isacke.
Introduction by Kathryn Allen.
List of contributors.
SECTION ONE: PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS.
Chapter 1: Effective Organisation and Time Management (Professor Steve Webb and Professor Bob Ott).
Chapter 2: Personal and Interpersonal Skills (Mr Neil Walford).
SECTION TWO: FINDING AND USING INFORMATION.
Chapter 3: Information Retrieval (Barry Jenkins)
Chapter 4: Critical Reading (Dr Stan Venitt).
SECTION THREE: COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
Chapter 5: Oral and Poster Presentations (Dr Maggie Flower).
Chapter 6: Writing a Paper (Dr Jeff Bamber).
Chapter 7: Writing and Defending Your Thesis (Dr Stan Venitt).