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Postgraduate research supervision: An 'agreed' conceptual view of good practice through derived metaphors

Grant, K., Hackney, R., Edgar, D. (2014) Postgraduate research supervision: An 'agreed' conceptual view of good practice through derived metaphors. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 9 . pp. 43-60. ISSN 1556-8881. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The paper explores the role of the postgraduate supervisor through advising, mentoring, and monitoring for the varied and complex process towards successful doctoral thesis completion. There is a scarcity of research into this important area, and we therefore undertake a comprehensive literature review to determine the current state of knowledge and international approaches. This involved an initial analysis of policy documents from European and Australian universities to provide insights into institutional norms. Primary data collection was then collected through surveys and personal interviews with a range of experienced academics involved in postgraduate supervision. We identify three metaphors related to a 'machine', 'coach' and 'journey' as critical perspectives towards professional student engagement. Our findings are believed to be of benefit to academics and doctoral candidates involved in challenging and original research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Academic practice, Conceptual model, Metaphor, Postgraduate research, Research supervision
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 13:29 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43288 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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