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  • jackthomas01 9:35 am on August 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    What is the worth of PhD? 

    I am in the second year of my PhD program in sports management and just weighing my career options. Before PhD, I was sure that I’d do teaching in business schools, but lately, I am having second thoughts.

    See, PhD is highly valuable in the academic and research world, but will it benefit me if I choose a different direction, such as something in marketing, sales or merchandising? If it won’t benefit me then should I just drop out and save all the money and the tensions with it? I mean what will be the worth of PhD in those fields?

    • tedg8 4:41 am on August 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      PhD is one of the most reputable degrees in the ambit of educational courses. Of course it is worth full, irrespective of the field you choose. It may not seem to be beneficial at the beginning of your career but in the long term, it raises your pay scale. More so, your status will certainly climb a ladder. So I am gonna vote completely against you dropping out.

    • sophiaw740 7:56 am on August 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I would like to advice you one thing, that if you do not find PhD interesting enough to pursue, then you shouldn’t.

      Yes we all know how important PhD is, and its value in the society is impeccable, and it raises the bar of that status we all crave for. But honestly, if you don’t think that you need it to boost your career, then you should drop it. I mean, you put in all your time and money in PhD, which by the way, if used in your career alone can do wonders. Also, I haven’t heard much of PhD holders in the field you are talking about.

      Do consult with your peers and supervisor before coming to the conclusion though.

    • minttyt 5:21 am on September 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think there is a need for doing PhD as you would definitely be OVER QUALIFIED. It’s not that people don’t go for PhD in Sports Management, they do, but you can land your dream job with the master’s degree too. So if you’re thinking about saving your resources, then dropping out can be good.

    • brunoperryblog 4:35 am on September 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      PhD is not just meant for career boost, it’s for your own personal growth too. And as you are looking at your career graph, with PhD, you will be able to run for the top-level positions. I’d say that DO NOT dropout.

  • jackthomas01 7:16 am on October 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ways of Citing 

    There are two ways of citing references – Author Prominent and Information Prominent
    1. Author Prominent –
    This way gives prominence (importance) to the author by using the author’s surname as part of
    your sentence with the date and the page number in round brackets.
    Direct quote example
    Cowie (1996, p. 91) ‘sdheudj dhidkkl ewdwls dwlokd mndewkmu’.
    Paraphrase example
    Cowie (1996) feslklenhejj dewhwd ewhdhlas dwwaidjil dwwkrwjd rewajkw dnhkjasndiwel.
    2. Information prominent –
    The other way of citing references gives prominence (importance) to the information, with all the required referencing details in round brackets at the end.
    Direct quote example
    bjuwdnhrhnd ‘djkiejdoij djewidi jniqwine nhiwqjk enjwiqjo ewnk ewqiojia ’
    (Cowie 1996, p. 91).
    Paraphrase example
    rdnejuhdsnajknhj ‘ndesjaknhi dbwjas bdwuiqdsj dbwuisnjm’
    (Cowie 1996).

    • Laura 11:07 am on January 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Are these formats valid for all types of resources like books or journal articles or working papers?

    • Lucas 5:39 am on February 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Yes Laura, these are valid for all sources of information.

  • jackthomas01 4:41 am on September 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Importance of Editing 

    Completing a thesis is a complex task that includes research, writing and editing before submitting. It is very important to perform the editing step to make our work look more professional and impressive. Try to to get it done from a expert or a friend of yours who has past experience in it because doing this really needs keen eyes.
    The editor must make sure that he checks all the details right from the heading to footers thoroughly. A check on logical order is also to be made to see if the content is written in a flow or not. Check for all the typos and grammatical errors before preparing the final draft.
    Check to be sure if the conclusions and recommendations are related to problem or not.
    If one pays attention to all these points there will very less chances of rejections.

    • GarryL 11:34 am on October 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      this happened last week. My supervisor rejected my thesis stating that my expression and grammar need to be checked. She suggested i contact a professional editor to do it for me since i am not familiar with anyone who could do it for me. are professional editors very expensive? A friend of mine says they are. And is it safe to give them your work? Will my research be safe from copying? I am really confused and frustrated. please help!!

  • jackthomas01 4:40 am on September 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    How to choose a dissertation topic? 

    Choosing a right topic for dissertation writing is really important. As, if we fail to choose the correct topic we will not be able to do a quality work. Here are some tips to choose a right topic-
    1. Always make sure to explore your interest area.
    2. Try to pick a topic which has interested you through out your graduation and post graduation
    3. Think about why would you like to study that particular problem
    4. Read as much as can about the previous researches and outcomes of them. Prepare a strong LR
    5. Choose a do-able topic.
    6. Try to find out the reasons why your topic got rejected previously.
    7. Be in touch with your guide and discuss as much as you can about your interest areas.

    • Mariane 4:13 pm on November 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      These tips are quite useful jack. I would like to add something my supervisor explained to me while I began with my research.
      The research topic that you choose should be something that interests you and that you are considerably passionate about. Most important is that your topic or area of study should be specific. It should neither be too broad nor be too narrow. If the topic is too broad, you are likely to face problems while drawing conclusions. On the other hand, if your topic is too narrow, you are likely to face difficulty in data collection.
      so before you finalize the topic, determine the scope of research.

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