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100 PhD rules of the game to successfully complete a doctoral dissertation

Niamh M. Brennan (College of Business, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Article publication date: 15 January 2019

Issue publication date: 15 January 2019

Abstract

Purpose

A doctoral dissertation is a challenging undertaking requiring determination, persistence and resilience over a long time: four to six years’ study or more. These PhD “rules of the game” are intended to help students successfully navigate this challenge.

Design/methodology/approach

The author has assembled 100 PhD rules of the game from the author’s work over many years with masters and doctoral students. Each rule is accompanied by some further short guidance. Additional citations are included directing readers to resources embellishing the 100 PhD rules of the game.

Findings

The paper documents 100 PhD rules of the game.

Research limitations/implications

There are many other PhD rules of the game not included in the author’s list of 100 PhD rules of the game.

Originality/value

This paper is a one-stop-shop brief introduction to the author’s 100 PhD rules of the game.

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Citation

Brennan, N.M. (2019), "100 PhD rules of the game to successfully complete a doctoral dissertation", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 32 No. 1, pp. 364-376. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-01-2019-030

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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