A Review of Two Thesis Help Books for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Students in the Community Based Health and Emergency Health Areas

Amee Morgans


One of the bigger obstacles to applicability of the published resources was the thesis writing books which were written and published outside Australia. Internationally, a PhD is examined
differently depending on the geographical location of submission. Many European theses must be submitted as a short paper, (ranging from 15,000 – 40,000 words), and then ‘defended’ in a face-to-face oral examination. Theses from the US are structured differently and address different examination requirements, and the PhD can involve a coursework component and can be completed in concordance with work placements or as part of a
research team. Therefore many of the theses writing resources written for international audiences are not applicable to Australian HDR students, as they fail to focus on the importance of the written thesis component, and are unable to advise on the nuances of Australian thesis examination processes and the HDR experience overall.


Higher Degree by Research; text book, book review

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.33151/ajp.8.1.104


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