Completing Your EdD: The Essential Guide to the Doctor of Education

Iona Burnell
University of East London, UK

Jodi Roffey-Barentsen
University of Brighton, UK

Product Details
14 Sep 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
280 pages - 138 x 216mm


Undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) can be a daunting yet career-defining task. Through engaging with research, increasing your networks, and conducting your own research project, you will advance your professional practice and understanding of your field. 
Completing your EdD is the new essential text to guide you through your doctorate. It provides a thorough and comprehensive guide intended to accompany you as you successfully progress through your EdD. It is packed with critical information covering key topics from both the taught modules you will undertake and advice for conducting your own research project. Coverage includes writing at doctoral level, conducting a literature review, theoretical frameworks, research ethics, the relationship with your supervisor, and more. Bridging theory and practice, chapters include practical, real-life examples taken from EdD students' experiences and work, as well as extracts offered by practitioners.
Written by current EdD teachers, programme leaders and supervisors, and featuring feedback from recently completed EdD students, this vital resource is a must-read for any EdD candidate and will remain a go-to guide for qualified professionals working in education and beyond.
Chapter 1. The structure of a professional doctorate in education; why choose it? Jane Creaton
Chapter 2. Your relationship with your supervisor: Sue Taylor
Chapter 3. Ethics in educational research: Paula Zwozdiak-Myers
Chapter 4. Writing the Literature Review: Leena Helavaara Robertson
Chapter 5. Developing a theoretical framework: Mike Watts
Chapter 6. Research design and methodological approaches: Kate Hoskins
Chapter 7. Analysing and interpreting data: Jim Crawley
Chapter 8. Getting over the finishing line: Iona Burnell and Gerry Czerniawski
Chapter 9. The examination process and your viva: Jodi Roffey-Barentsen and Richard Malthouse
Chapter 10. Post qualification 'now you're a doctor, what next?' Jodi Roffey-Barentsen (with contributions from Jane Creaton, Kate Hoskins, Sue Taylor, Mike Watts and Gina Wisker)
Iona Burnell is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Cass School of Education and Communities at the University of East London, UK. Her research interests include widening participation, social class and inequalities in education, and the experiences of mature students in higher education.  

Jodi Roffey-Barentsen is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader at the School of Education at the University of Brighton, UK. Her research interests include reflective practice, employability and widening participation.
"The book provides essential reading to help students understand what an EdD entails…it is also a valuable resource for programme leaders and supervisors." - Carol Robinson, Professor of Children’s Rights, Edge Hill University, UK

“Written by experienced supervisors of professional doctorate programmes in education (EdD), this edited collection is an essential guide for not only for those about to embark on a EdD, but also those who have begun their studies.” - Tony Hudson, University of East London, UK

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