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How should I know I need to go for PhD ?

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I'm graduate student having professional experience of 2 years, I do want to pursue PhD degree. but cant find the motivation. #phd

Why do you want to pursue a PhD? Did you have motivation for it before and did you lose it? Dexter Arver Translate
I had planned to pursue it in my undergrad studies. Being in job and after few years of professional experience, I kinda lost the motivation. But still part of me thinks I should do it. Farooq A. Translate
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Dexter’s Answer

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Hey Farooq,

I had a friend in my university days who had the same plan that you did. She had always planned on getting a PhD but after a few internships and graduation, she just lost her desire for a PhD. She did still get her masters degree, however, and during that time, realized for herself that she did not want to pursue a PhD. She says that she has no regrets on her decision.

I really think this decision is one that only you know the answer to, and I would really think about your reason for wanting a PhD.

I personally would say that a PhD is something that you earn once and is something that no one can take away from you. It's a lot of work to put in for just a title though, so I would only advise you pursue it if you love the subject matter.

Best of luck!
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Gustavo’s Answer

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Hello! From my point of view, motivation comes with the project and area of research that you want to study. I think; first, you must ask yourself what i want to research? It is an excellent beginning for you because Ph.D. research demands a strong commitment, you need to find a research line that you face as the most exciting and amazing job of the world, like I face mine. It is extremelly important, you cannot achieve motivation working and researching subjects that you do not enjoy. It is my advice, first, find a research line that makes a difference for you, and give life for it to make the difference for other people. This is the motivation. I hope you find your way, and I hope helped you, sincerely, my best regards.
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Daniela’s Answer

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Hi! I got my PhD 20 years ago, and I have never regretted the decision. If I were to talk to my old self, I would ask myself: What is my motivation for getting my PhD? Am I interested in this topic? What do I want to do with my PhD in the future?

As for as Motivation concerns, I have mind set that degree can open the door where experience can't in any profession. As of I got my first job and qualified by just having graduate degree. Second of it I'm aligned with same studies and profession. Farooq A. Translate
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Tracy’s Answer

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Hi,
For me, getting a PhD is a long and exhaustive process in which most of your ideas will fail (at least mine did) at first, but I do not regret. Much like what others have said, you do have to have to ask yourself what is your motivation for getting a PhD. I would recommend that part of the motivation be that you do enjoy the research process, because I felt that the PhD was more of the journey rather than the end goal of calling myself a doctor.
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