Some of the trials and tribulations of doctoral study

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Temmerman, Nita. 2003. "Some of the trials and tribulations of doctoral study." Forrest, David (ed.) The doctoral journey in music education: reflections on doctoral studies by Australian music educators. Altona, Vic, Australia. Common Ground Publishing. pp. 77-86
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Some of the trials and tribulations of doctoral study

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1582
Book TitleThe doctoral journey in music education: reflections on doctoral studies by Australian music educators
Authors
AuthorTemmerman, Nita
EditorsForrest, David
Page Range77-86
SeriesASME monograph series
Number of Pages10
Year2003
PublisherCommon Ground Publishing
Place of PublicationAltona, Vic, Australia
ISBN186335543X
Abstract

[Introduction]: This reflection provides advice for surviving the trials and tribulations associated with doing doctoral studies. It is not intended as an
'everything you ever wanted to know' paper, that would take many more words and time! It could have been entitled, 'questions that need to be answered, decisions that need to be made, and tips to help you conquer the doctoral journey'. It might also have been labelled
'helping yourself, family and friends survive a doctorate, while maintaining your sanity and sense of humour'. Both titles reflect some of what you are likely to encounter along the doctoral path.

It has been almost ten years since my own journey ended, but recalling the experience and writing this paper, caused some of the anxieties and challenges associated with the whole process (which had for sanity's sake been relegated to the distant recesses of my memory),
to become incredibly real and fresh again. The reality is each journey is different, but hopefully the tips provided herein, which are by no means intended to represent an exhaustive list, will prove useful.

Keywordsdoctoral study
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020441006. Sociological methodology and research methods
390303. Higher education
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Wollongong
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