The knowledge nugget

Duffy, Alexander and Siska, Sonia and Imron, Tiffany (2013) The knowledge nugget. Lambert Academic Publishing, Glasgow. ISBN 9783659500909

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This book reflects Professor Duffy’s supervisory style in the context of Engineering Design Research. It is organised as follows: In section one several books regarding PhD guidance are reviewed to provide a general background to guide students. Section two presents the professor’s style of supervision and concepts, which include: an analogy of the high-level process underlined in a PhD research project, the challenges the researcher will encounter when undergoing the process and a set of tools Professor Duffy commonly uses during his supervision. Finally, section three provides views from the students’ perspective, particularly of the lessons learnt under his supervision style.


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