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PhD

A working-in-progress list of resources on how/why to do a PhD.

Contents

On why (or why not) to pursue a Ph.D.

On how

Overall

Admission

Reading a paper

On Writing

Proposal writing

Thesis writing

Research paper writing

Grant proposal writing

General writing

Writing research questions

Cover letter for journal submission

Presentations

Poster presentations

Academic job

Cover letters and CVs

Paper reviewing

English

Collocation

Dictionary

Thesaurus

Books

Science

  • Chalmers, Alan F. What is this thing called science?. Hackett Publishing, 2013.
  • Okasha, Samir. Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Feynman, Richard P. The meaning of it all: Thoughts of a citizen-scientist. Addison-Wesley, 1998.

Writing Science

  • Schimiel, J. (2011). Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded. Oxford University Press.
  • Silvia, P. J. (2007) How to write a lot: A practical guide to productive academic writing. American Psychological Association.
  • White, E. B., and Strunk, W. (2014) The elements of style. Pearson Education Limited.

Statistics

  • DeGroot, M. H., & Schervish, M. J. (2012). Probability and Statistics (4th ed.). Addison-Wesley.

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