Some of the trials and tribulations of doctoral study

Temmerman, Nita (2003) Some of the trials and tribulations of doctoral study. In: The doctoral journey in music education: reflections on doctoral studies by Australian music educators. ASME monograph series (6). Common Ground Publishing, Altona, Vic, Australia, pp. 77-86. ISBN 1 86335 543 X

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[Introduction]: This reflection provides advice for surviving the trials and tribulations associated with doing doctoral studies. It is not intended as an 'everything you ever wanted to know' paper, that would take many more words and time! It could have been entitled, 'questions that need to be answered, decisions that need to be made, and tips to help you conquer the doctoral journey'. It might also have been labelled 'helping yourself, family and friends survive a doctorate, while maintaining your sanity and sense of humour'. Both titles reflect some of what you are likely to encounter along the doctoral path. It has been almost ten years since my own journey ended, but recalling the experience and writing this paper, caused some of the anxieties and challenges associated with the whole process (which had for sanity's sake been relegated to the distant recesses of my memory), to become incredibly real and fresh again. The reality is each journey is different, but hopefully the tips provided herein, which are by no means intended to represent an exhaustive list, will prove useful.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Individual chapters copyright c individual contributors 2003. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 378.2 Doc.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 00:03
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2010 00:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: doctoral study
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8070

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