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Milestone Moments in Getting your PhD in Qualitative Research by Deirdre Barron, Margaret Zeegers

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Milestone 1

Clearing the decks

Abstract

If you are enrolled in a Masters by Research, Professional Doctorate, or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program then you are considered a Higher Degree Research (HDR) student. What you are doing is called an HDR because it is based on research. This is also the case when you are doing the research component of Honors. Research is not just reading everything that everybody has written on a given topic. It is generating new knowledge or using existing knowledge in new ways (which is in effect generating new knowledge) on the topic that you have selected for close study. You may have any number of what you consider to be good reasons for not doing your HDR, but an examination of the reasons for not doing ...

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