This handbook sets out the processes and products of ‘digital’ research. It is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Topics covered include: How to make research more accessible The use of search engines and other sources to determine the scope of work Research training for students What will theses, dissertations and research reports look like in ten years' time? The storing and archiving of such research Ethics and methodologies in the field Intercultural issues The editors focus on advances in arts- and practice-based doctorates, and their application in other fields and disciplines. The contributions chart new territory for universities, research project directors, supervisors and research students regarding the nature and format of graduate and doctoral work, as well as research projects. Written by experienced practitioners, this handbook is an essential reference for researchers, supervisors and administrators on how to conduct and evaluate research projects in a digital and multimodal age.

Re-imagining the Conditions of Possibility of a PhD Thesis

Re-imagining the Conditions of Possibility of a PhD Thesis

Jude Fransman

Becoming a Phd Thesis: Selection, Classification, Recontextualisation

How does a PhD thesis emerge from the matter of doctoral research? And what is the influence of the social idea of the thesis-as-text and the conditions of possibility1 set by the material actualisation of the thesis on the doctoral research process? Philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze have referred to any instance through which social-material matter (such as that of doctoral research) is fixed (into forms such as a PhD thesis) as virtual–actual becoming. In some of his earlier work,2 Deleuze argues (against Plato's transcendent assumption) that life does not rest on an ideal or original model, but rather that all social and physical ...

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