'Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation. I will certainly be recommending this book to my research students.' - Professor Goeffrey Elliott, University of Worcester 'Paul's book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.' - Dr Scott Buckler, University of Worcester Based on his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, Paul Oliver shows you how to turn your notes and data into a finished thesis or dissertation. Fully up-to-date with current HEFCE/other EU requirements, the book sets out a template for you to follow, including planning and preparation, theoretical perspectives, publishing preliminary findings, and preparing for the viva. This fully revised and updated edition contains: * Examples of common mistakes and how you can avoid them * Discussions of artefacts such as creative work * Research-focused content * A section on the relationship with your supervisor * Information on online and digital work, so you are up to date with the latest developments in thesis writing The book will offer essential advice to postgraduate and research students on master's, M. Phil or Ph.D programmes. It also offers helpful guidelines for overseas students.