my PhD challenge

posted
27-Jan-19, 07:05
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posted about 3 weeks ago
I will like to make an enquiry on my PhD pursuit :I have a BSc in Economic and MSc in Human Resource Management but I am confused on the area to focus on for my PhD.is it possible I pursue a phd in Economics. Your candid advice and quick response will be appreciated. .
Thank you.
posted
27-Jan-19, 13:06
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by rewt
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posted about 3 weeks ago
What interests you? What topics do you want research?

I would recommend to look at those questions and find a few areas you are interested in. Then decide what field to study in. You can absolutely do a PhD in either of those fields, I would just choose the area before department.
posted
29-Jan-19, 10:45
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posted about 3 weeks ago
Quote From rewt:
What interests you? What topics do you want research?

I would recommend to look at those questions and find a few areas you are interested in. Then decide what field to study in. You can absolutely do a PhD in either of those fields, I would just choose the area before department.
, thank you for this kind reply , i will like you to explain on the department you talking about though i want to pursue a area around economics
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30-Jan-19, 10:53
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I think what Rewt is saying is that you need to think about what you want to do a PhD on - You can definitely do something on economics, but that is a huge field and you need to decide on a research idea on a very small part of it. Here's a website that lists 100 different topics so you can see what I mean:
https://www.ivoryresearch.com/library/dissertation-topics/economics-dissertation-topics/

Once you have a topic, the department rewt is referring to is where you can study it - You would have to find a department that does research in a related area or a supervisor with particular interests. It's a case of looking at what literature is already out there and who is writing it!
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30-Jan-19, 12:04
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by rewt
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posted about 3 weeks ago
Quote From chantedsnicker:
I think what Rewt is saying is that you need to think about what you want to do a PhD on - You can definitely do something on economics, but that is a huge field and you need to decide on a research idea on a very small part of it. Here's a website that lists 100 different topics so you can see what I mean:
https://www.ivoryresearch.com/library/dissertation-topics/economics-dissertation-topics/

Once you have a topic, the department rewt is referring to is where you can study it - You would have to find a department that does research in a related area or a supervisor with particular interests. It's a case of looking at what literature is already out there and who is writing it!


Completely agree. Thankyou for rephrasing that! I seriously believe the key to a successful PhD is having a project you enjoy and can spend three years working on.
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30-Jan-19, 14:32
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posted about 3 weeks ago
Quote From rewt:

Completely agree. Thankyou for rephrasing that! I seriously believe the key to a successful PhD is having a project you enjoy and can spend three years working on.


No problem :-) And I agree about having a project you can spend 3 years on. One of the reasons I worked in industry for so long before undertaking my PhD is that I didn't know what was going to most interest me in my field and I didn't think I had the motivation to work on a single topic for that length of time without getting bored.

A number of years down the line and I'm now relishing the challenge of being able to get really into a single topic.

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