The journey around my PhD: Pitfalls, insights and diamonds

Kerry Brydon, Joe Fleming

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Embarking on postgraduate research involves making a transition from practitioner to researcher. While there is a well established body of knowledge to address research methodology, it is presented in a fashion that suggests the research process is straightforward and linear and fails to offer insights into the ways postgraduate students construct their researcher identities. This paper will draw on the Authors experiences as PhD students and highlight what was learned about the research process from involvement in a research project. The paper will highlight some of the challenges of undertaking postgraduate research as well as some of the insights gained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995 - 1011
Number of pages17
JournalSocial Work Education
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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