Personal Reflection – Doctorate Study

PersonalReflection – Doctorate Study

Personalreflection is a term widely understood to refer to the practice ofdescribing a situation in ones’ life. It largely serves as a guidethat helps one to constructively focus and make a clear analysis ofwhat they have been through over a given specified period or program.The variety of life events that one may have been through equally getto count. It thus helps one to evaluate their quality, skills andexperience earned to date (Sondergaard, 2009).

Indoctorate studies especially in the school of business, the academicjourney is never easy. A lot gets to be covered both in class and inthe literally world to help make one a complete doctorate graduate(Rubin, 2011). In my journey through doctorate, I have learnt a loton practices of business. When joining all seems normal and at thattime, there was casual handling of time. However, you realize thatconducting an authentic research is never easy but extremely timeconsuming. Gathering data for the research may seem easy at theplanning stage but I realized that isn’t the case in reality. Datacollection and analysis can be very challenging, time consuming andtechnical. In the course of the study, I have learnt that one has tobe seriously committed and dedicated to the course throughout thestudy period. Thus, efficient time management is critically essentialin the doctorate study.

Itis a reality that the world today is driven by research findings. Ihave learnt how to develop critical policies for government and otherorganizations based on the most recent data analysis mechanisms likethe use of stata soft ware. I can strongly be able to teach newdoctorate students about how to best handle their research sectionsof study by use of various modern data collection and analysismechanisms, an issue that was strongly challenging at the very start(Lundstrom &amp Baker, 2009). My advice to the new doctoratestudents is that they get committed and dedicated to the coursewithout complacency from the very start.


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