Paraskevopoulou-Kollia Efrosyni-Alkisti, Dedotsi Sofia, Palios Zacharias


This study tried to investigate PhD students’ experience while conducting research, as regards the reasons due to which someone chooses to conduct a PhD, the extent to which science is beneficial to everyday life and their aspects on whether science and scientists belong to ‘elite’. PhD students often come across challenges, successes, emotional instabilities, enthusiasm, satisfaction, but also failures and disappointments. Issues of power, truth, research, fame, mystery and understanding new worlds come on the surface and proved that human beings have desires and weaknesses. We tried via e-mail interviews (with PhD students) to look into all the previous issues mentioned above.


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