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Studying for a doctorate: Developing a strong voice

Kay, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-7259-5416 (2017). Studying for a doctorate: Developing a strong voice. Practising Midwife, 20(4), pp. 18-20.


Studying for a doctoral degree can be an exciting, invigorating and ultimately satisfying process but equally it can be a long, arduous, frustrating and lonely journey. In this article I speak of my own experience of the process and offer some thoughts about the 'what, why, when and how' of studying at this level. I consider the excitement of developing your own ideas and project alongside the challenges inherent in doctoral level study, such as coping with uncertainty and rarely having a sense of closure, and I offer some practical challenges to help you decide whether doctoral study is for you.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
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