Tag Archives: PhD

Academic work as a Moral Tale: An agony in a mere six fits [Part 4]

By | December 8, 2014

Fit the Sixth

Let’s now return to where we began this excursion – the question of the academic job market. Whatever it is, it’s pretty clear that it isn’t what it was 30 years ago, or even 15 or 10 years ago. The old assumption was that if you completed a PhD in a reputable field from a reasonably reputable institution under the supervision of a reasonably reputable committee chair on a reasonable topic using reasonable research techniques,

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The quality of doctoral programs [Part 2]

By | June 25, 2014

[Part 1 of this series is found here.]

The single most important factor in the quality of the student’s dissertation is the quality of the advising and mentoring that the student receives from his/her committee and most particularly, from the Chair. But the most highly visible part of doctoral programs is generally the course work.

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The quality of doctoral programs [Part 1]

By | June 21, 2014

Recently, there was a discussion on one of the LinkedIn boards about whether there was less value attached to a degree from a for-profit university rather than a more traditional non-profit one. This discussion inevitably becomes confounded with the value of online degrees vs. face-to-face ones, since most of the for-profit programs are online, entirely or primarily.

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Finding One’s Way toward the Dissertation

By | November 18, 2013

Every doctoral student has moments of discouragement and occasional feelings of being lost in the process. The important part is not to let these moments become long-term or permanent. It’s not unusual for people to back up several times during the course of the process,

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Academic generations

By | December 29, 2012

I’ve just uploaded to my Online Papers page the final version of the study that I did with Ruthann Russo and Stephen Fitzgerald and others, entitled “Improving Physician Clinical Documentation Quality: Evaluating Two Self-Efficacy-Based Training Programs“. I had previously uploaded a semi-final version, but Steve was kind enough to send me the final published version.

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