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Journal Article

From PostGrad to Professional: Useful tips for choosing and executing a doctoral thesis  pp155-160

Sam Lubbe

© Jul 2003 Volume 2 Issue 2, Editor: Arthur Money, pp47 - 170

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Abstract

The future of academic information systems will be shaped by doctoral students. Doctoral students need, therefore, to recognize that they — not their supervisors or colleagues — are in charge of their study, (Grover, 2001). The goal of this paper is to offer guidance to students on entering, surviving and flourishing during post‑graduate study and beyond. I teach in the Information Systems and Technology department at the University of KwaZulu‑Natal, and so much of the advice is addressed to this group, but others might find it useful. It is also rather South African‑specific, but students elsewhere may find a useful idea or two.

 

Keywords: post-graduate, doctoral dissertation, skills

 

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