2011

Mastering Your PhD

Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond

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ISBN: 978-3-642-15846-9 (Print) 978-3-642-15847-6 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

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    Pages 1-10

    Choosing a Research Group: Pluses and Pitfalls

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    Pages 11-15

    Getting Started

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    Pages 17-26

    Setting Goals and Objectives

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    Pages 27-34

    How to Think Like a Scientist

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    Pages 35-44

    Designing Good Experiments

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    Pages 45-51

    Charting Your Progress Month by Month

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    Pages 53-60

    Dealing with Setbacks

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    Pages 61-66

    Mentors, Leadership, and Community

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    Pages 67-83

    How to Get Along with Your Lab Mates, et al.

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    Pages 85-90

    Group Dynamics: Dealing with Difficult Colleagues

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    Pages 91-103

    The Art of Good Communication

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    Pages 105-118

    Mastering Presentations and Group Meetings

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    Pages 119-124

    Searching the Scientific Literature

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    Pages 125-135

    Your First International Conference

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    Pages 137-147

    From Data to Manuscript: Writing Scientific Papers That Shine

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    Pages 149-153

    Celebrate Your Success

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    Pages 155-163

    How to Make the Best of Your Annual Evaluation

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    Pages 165-176

    The Final Year: Countdown to Your Thesis Defence

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    Pages 177-188

    Writing Your Doctoral Thesis with Style

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    Pages 189-195

    The Final Act: Defending Your Thesis with Panache

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