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Monday, March 30, 2009

Writing the Doctoral Dissertation by Gordon B. Davis

Here's a book that might be useful to all PhD students.

The advantage of this book is that it's fairly brief (I think it's like 100 pages), yet touches on some of the important factors that you have to keep in mind while working on your dissertation.

The disadvantage of this book is that it's overly positivist. While most of the ideas in this book make a lot of sense, they don't work well in practice. PhD life is just so much more complex than portrayed in this book....

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