Is the Dissertation still relevant?
It seems like the cosmos is back on another round on beating down on the venerable dissertation as final exercise for a doctoral degree. Stephen Downes posted yesterday this article from Times Higher Education which is asking the question as to whether or not the Doctoral Dissertation is obsolete.† The article quotes Jeremy Farrar of Imperial College London:“An awful lot is going unused and unread,”
Crowdsourcing the PhD search...
Since I have a captive, in a sense, audience, I thought I would use the power of the crowd to help me identify a suitable PhD program for myself :)Now, over the years I've been thinking about pursuing a PhD, but a sage mentor once told me that I should take at least a year break from school before making any decisions. Essentially clear the head out, think about what I like to do, and then think