Advice for Graduate Students

Coming up with a thesis topic, developing the novel contribution, proposing it and writing it is hard. There are a number of resources available that describe the process. Here are some examples:

Other relevant sources (also useful for new faculty)

  • Gray, P., & Drew, D. E. (2008). What they didn’t teach you in graduate school: 199 helpful hints for success in your academic career. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
  • Darley, J. M., Zanna, M. P., & Roediger, H. L. (Eds.). (2003). The complete academic: A practical guide for the beginning social scientist / Edition 2. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Boice, R. (2000). Advice for new faculty members: Nihil nimus. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Feibelman, P. J. (2011). A PhD is not enough!: a guide to survival in Science. Basic Books.