Category Archives: Ken Hyland

the PhD = acquiring know how

We all know the term “know how” – if you have it, you can ‘do stuff’, because you have the required skills and expertise. Common sense suggests that the skills and expertise acquired during the PhD are those of doing … Continue reading

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I’d like to thank… the important work of acknowledgements

I’m co-editing a book series at present. I’m not sure why, since I swore after the last one I would never do it again, but there you go. Just a slow learner or weak-willed, I guess. Last week one of … Continue reading

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