20 Signs of Problematic PhD Programs and Supervisions

by Ridgewell Hastings

Publisher: Ridgewell Hastings

Publication Date: April 13, 2017

ISBN: 1230001636314

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This e-book entertains a timely topic.There are two parts in this short e-book(around 5220 words). In the first part, seven tell-tale signs of problematic PhD programs are covered. Prospective or would-be students can make use of these signs when they consider and compare several doctoral program advertisements around the world. Some logical steps to help discern such problematic signs based on the program advertisements are also included. In  second part of the e-book, various problematic behaviors and management cultures of PhD supervisors or professors with whom students usually work in their PhD programs have been summarized.This summary in part 2, can serve as a diagnostic checklist to better inform already enrolled students who may face or are facing problems. It could also help would-be students in getting them prepared. Various staff from acadamia like professors  could also benefit from the challenging points presented.The book is written in a simple  language of the wider public from a first-hand vantage point, and hence is not a scientific research work. However it could very well be valuable and a good eye opener for new or  potential PhD students as well as enrolled students.It could also frame important discussions concerning the various social problems students may face in contemporary higher acadamic centers.