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Enhancing the Doctoral Experience

Enhancing the Doctoral Experience Author Steve Hutchinson
ISBN-10 9781351939973
Release 2017-03-02
Pages 296
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One of the major intangible benefits associated with the postgraduate research experience is precisely that: the experience. And more specifically, for an increasing number of international research students: the British doctoral experience. This experience is often largely defined and shaped by their relationship with, and support from, their supervisor. Enhancing the Doctoral Experience brings together the authors’ experience and research, frameworks and models as well as pragmatic feedback and understanding. This synthesis of scholarly theory and pragmatic sampling has produced a book that provides a scaffold for students and supervisors to have conversations about their expectations; to discuss what supervision is; to articulate clearly what both parties need in order for a successful relationship to occur, and to build a mutually beneficial endeavour. In many cases, these conversations can be complicated by cultural and linguistic differences so the text explicitly addresses these and other sources of misunderstanding. Against a challenging background of growing numbers of students but also increasing pressures on time and costs, Enhancing the Doctoral Experience offers an approach to improve the effectiveness of the doctoral student and increase the professionalization of research supervision. It does so by providing both with an awareness of, and a toolkit to approach, student diversity.



A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors

A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors Author Stan Taylor
ISBN-10 9781317195900
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 264
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Across the globe, doctoral education is in the throes of change. Diversification, regulation and proliferation are just a few of the developments that pose major challenges for those supervising doctoral candidates. The second edition of A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors has been fully updated to assist doctoral supervisors in understanding and meeting these challenges. The book is split into six key parts: the changing contexts of doctoral supervision recruiting, selecting and working with doctoral candidates supporting the research project supporting non-traditional candidates in terms of academic and social backgrounds and modes of study supporting completion, submission and examination the evaluation and dissemination of practice. The book builds on the success and practical knowledge of the first edition and has been re-written and extended to take into account the latest scholarship in doctoral supervision, address new contemporary themes and present updated examples and case studies. With a self-interrogatory style which enables supervisors to reflect upon and, where appropriate, consider how to enhance their practice, this book is an essential read for anyone involved in doctoral supervision.



Guide to Enhancing the International Student Experience for Germany

Guide to Enhancing the International Student Experience for Germany Author Nannette Ripmeester
ISBN-10 9783763948413
Release 2011
Pages 112
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Guide to Enhancing the International Student Experience for Germany has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Guide to Enhancing the International Student Experience for Germany also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Guide to Enhancing the International Student Experience for Germany book for free.



Developing Research Writing

Developing Research Writing Author Susan Carter
ISBN-10 9781134888184
Release 2017-08-16
Pages 258
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Developing Research Writing is designed to encourage, inspire and improve the advisory practice of providing writing feedback. This book provides insights and advice that supervisors can use to advance their support of their research students’ writing and, at the same time, survive increasing supervisory demands. Book parts are framed by empirical supervisor and doctoral student experiences and chapters within each part provide multiple approaches. The carefully chosen contributors are specialists on research writing and doctoral pedagogy, who guide the reader through the key stages of providing feedback. Split into nine key parts the book covers: starting a new supervision with writing in focus; making use of other resources along the way; encouraging style through control of language; writing feedback on English as an Additional Language (EAL) writing; Master’s and Honours smaller projects’ writing feedback; thesis by publication or performance-based writing; maintaining and gathering momentum; keeping the examiner happy; writing feedback as nudging through identity transition. The parts cohere into a go-to handbook for developing the supervision process. Drawing on research, literature and experience, Developing Research Writing offers well-theorized, yet practical and grounded advice conducive to good practices.



The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor s Companion

The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor s Companion Author Melanie Walker
ISBN-10 9781136971709
Release 2010-04-19
Pages 300
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Accompanying The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion this book examines what it means to be a doctoral student in education and the social sciences, providing a guide for those supervising students. Exploring the key role and pedagogical challenges that face supervisors in students’ personal development, the contributors outline the research capabilities which are essential for confidence, quality and success in doctorate level research. Providing guidance about helpful resources and methodological support, the chapters: frame important questions within the history of debates act as a road map through international literatures make suggestions for good practice raise important questions and provide answers to key pedagogical issues provide advice on enabling students’ scholarly careers and identities. While there is no one solution to ideal supervision, this wide-ranging text offers resources that will help supervisors develop their own personal approach to supervision. Ideal for all supervisors whether assisting part-time of full-time students, it is also highly suitable for helping academics to support international students who confront Western doctoral traditions and academic cultures, helping both supervisor and student to understand why things are as they are.



How to Get a PhD

How to Get a PhD Author Estelle M. Phillips
ISBN-10 9780335242047
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 276
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This is a handbook and survival manual for PhD students providing a practical, realistic understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctrate.



The Routledge Doctoral Student s Companion

The Routledge Doctoral Student s Companion Author Pat Thomson
ISBN-10 9781136975134
Release 2010-04-07
Pages 440
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In the contemporary world it is clear that the need to study beyond Masters Level is increasing in importance for a wide range of practitioners in diverse professional settings. Students across the world are choosing doctorates not only to become career academics, but to go beyond the academic arena, in order to make a personal and educational, as well as an economic investment, in their workplace careers and their lives. However for many doctoral students, both full-time and part-time, navigating the literature and key issues surrounding doctoral research can often be a challenge. Bringing together contributions from key names in the international education arena, The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion is a comprehensive guide to the literature surrounding doctorates, bringing together questions, challenges and solutions normally scattered over a wide range of texts. Accessible and wide-ranging, it covers all doctoral students need to know about: what doctoral education means in contemporary practice forming an identity and knowledge as a doctoral student the big questions which run throughout doctoral practice becoming a researcher the skills needed to conduct research integrating oneself into a scholarly community. Offering an extensive and rounded guide to undertaking doctoral research in a single volume, this book is essential reading for all full-time and part-time doctoral students in education and related disciplines.



Research in Information Systems

Research in Information Systems Author D. E. Avison
ISBN-10 0750666552
Release 2005
Pages 329
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Research in Information Systems helps supervisors and their students get the most out of the PhD experience. It can be used as a basis of courses for supervisors and their research students. This book covers: . the supervisor - student relationship . practical, social and academic issues . different models for PhD programs, including US, UK, Latin and Scandinavian models. Many vignettes of personal experiences and reflections provide context for the material. The book is written by experts - leading international academics in the field of information systems. They all have had wide experience of research supervision over many years in many countries. * The only handbook available specifically for Information Systems, and written for both research supervisors and their students * Content agreed and approved by an international panel of experts, ensuring worldwide relevance * Includes real life anecdotes to educate, entertain, and contextualise



Helping Doctoral Students Write

Helping Doctoral Students Write Author Barbara Kamler
ISBN-10 9781317802136
Release 2014-03-21
Pages 194
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Helping Doctoral Students Write offers a proven approach to effective doctoral writing. By treating research as writing and writing as research, the authors offer pedagogical strategies for doctoral supervisors that will assist the production of well-argued and lively dissertations. It is clear that many doctoral candidates find research writing complicated and difficult, but the advice they receive often glosses over the complexities of writing and/or locates the problem in the writer. Kamler and Thomson provide a highly effective framework for scholarly work that is located in personal, institutional and cultural contexts. The pedagogical approach developed in the book is based on the notion of writing as a social practice. This approach allows supervisors to think of doctoral writers as novices who need to learn new ways with words as they enter the discursive practices of scholarly communities. This involves learning sophisticated writing practices with specific sets of conventions and textual characteristics. The authors offer supervisors practical advice on helping with commonly encountered writing tasks such as the proposal, the journal abstract, the literature review and constructing the dissertation argument. The first edition of this book has helped many academics and thousands of research students produce better written material. Now fully updated the second edition includes: Examples from a broader range of academic disciplines A new chapter on writing from the thesis for peer reviewed journals More advice on reading and note taking, performance and conferences, Further information on developing a personal academic writing style, and Advice on the use of social media (blogs, tweets and wikis) to create trans-disciplinary and trans-national networks and conversations. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated throughout by stories and writings of actual doctoral students. In conclusion, they present a persuasive and proven argument that universities must move away from simply auditing supervision to supporting the development of scholarly research communities. Any supervisor keen to help their students develop as academics will find the ideas and practical solutions presented in this book fascinating and insightful reading.



Effective Postgraduate Supervision Improving The Student Supervisor Relationship

Effective Postgraduate Supervision  Improving The Student Supervisor Relationship Author Eley, Adrian
ISBN-10 9780335217076
Release 2005-10-01
Pages 188
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What kind of problems are encountered while undertaking postgraduate study? How are these problems best avoided or resolved? How can the student/supervisor relationship be improved? This practical guide is based on a series of successful workshops on postgraduate supervision and presents the most frequently encountered difficulties in the student/supervisor relationship. Detailed but concise case studies offer realistic solutions to the thirty issues discussed, including: Conflict Culture Distance Funding Isolation Language Management Plagiarism Priority Time Transfer Write-up Each case study raises important questions to generate discussion, and suggests solutions and preventative measures. The book also includes a section that shows how the case studies can be used in a teaching workshop setting. Effective Postgraduate Supervisionis essential reading for supervisors of postgraduate degrees including those at masters and doctoral level as well as prospective and current postgraduate research students.



A UK Guide to Enhancing the International Student Experience

A UK Guide to Enhancing the International Student Experience Author William Archer
ISBN-10 1840362111
Release 2010
Pages 80
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A UK Guide to Enhancing the International Student Experience has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A UK Guide to Enhancing the International Student Experience also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A UK Guide to Enhancing the International Student Experience book for free.



Playing with Purpose

Playing with Purpose Author Dr Helen Rachel Lawrence
ISBN-10 9781409486640
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 216
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Playing with Purpose shows how a facilitator, coach, manager, people developer or trainer can invent or reinvigorate an artificial learning experience and make it so much more than a game. The authors look at a range of dilemmas, challenges and problems faced by anyone wanting to run memorable training sessions, classes and project meetings and then demonstrate how to get powerful lessons from the simplest of household and office objects and situations. The exercises and ideas outlined provide a focused examination of a range of training aims and outcomes including leadership, teamwork, communications, equality and diversity, feedback and personal effectiveness; as well as general energisers, closers and problems to be solved. Steve Hutchinson and Helen Lawrence believe that seeing their sustainable, creative approach to experiential learning explicitly laid out, will give you the confidence to develop your own solutions.



A Faculty Guide to Advising and Supervising Graduate Students

A Faculty Guide to Advising and Supervising Graduate Students Author Darla J. Twale
ISBN-10 9781317624967
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 168
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This practical guide provides college and university faculty with resources for supervising and advising graduate assistants, guiding doctoral students through the dissertation process, and preparing the next generation of scholars. Exploring common situations that faculty and their graduate students encounter, this book provides the theoretical foundation and best practices for faculty to improve their advising and supervising practices. Coverage Includes: Working with part-time, online, doctoral, and masters students Supervising assistantships, fellowships, internships, practicums, and residencies Chairing dissertations and theses Preparing students for conferences and presentations



Disabled International Students in British Higher Education

Disabled International Students in British Higher Education Author Armineh Soorenian
ISBN-10 9789462094130
Release 2013-12-30
Pages 218
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A wealth of evidence demonstrates that disabled domestic students experience disabling barriers in such areas as funding, pedagogy and social life in Higher Education (HE). Research also indicates that non-disabled international students experience a wide range of cultural and linguistic difficulties throughout their university experience whilst studying in England. Nevertheless, there is a dearth of research concerning the specific experiences of disabled international students in English universities. With the increasing internationalisation of HE in the past two decades this is highly significant. Analysing disabled international students’ accounts in British universities appears to be all the more pertinent due to the current austerity measures, which have impacted on the financial situation of Higher Education Institutions. Armineh Soorenian comments on the relevance of inclusive educational theories and policies within an increasingly internationalised HE system, with reference to disabled international students’ experiences in England. The project is both timely and appropriate as there is an acute shortage of documentation on the application of policies for the inclusion of disabled students and disabled international students specifically in English universities. The findings identify key barriers in the four broad categories of (1) Information, Access and Funding; (2) Disability Services; (3) Learning and Teaching; and (4) Non-Disability Support Services such as accommodation and social life. The study provides an up-to-date snapshot of disabled international students’ accounts and the multiple disadvantages they experience in their universities based on their identities as ‘disabled’, ‘international’ and sometimes ‘mature’ students. The author also draws on a number of insights which could contribute towards a more inclusive HE system. The implication of concentrating on disabled international students’ experiences have direct ramifications, not only for this specific group, but also a wide range of students from diverse minority backgrounds who could gain from inclusive practices in education.



The Research Process in Nursing

The Research Process in Nursing Author Kate Gerrish
ISBN-10 9781118522578
Release 2015-01-29
Pages 632
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Comprehensive and thorough in scope, The Research Process inNursing 7th edition provides everything you could want to knowabout research methods. This established textbook reflects thesignificant advances in nursing research and the importance ofevidence-based practice, and provides an invaluable resource forboth the novice and the more experienced researcher. It includes practical information and advice on: How to find and critique the evidence How to choose the right approach How to collect data How to make sense of the data How to put research into practice Special features: A clear, explicit and easy to understand text which linkstheory with practical steps in the research process. Examples provided allow the reader to apply a variety ofresearch concepts to theoretical learning and professionalpractice. Incorporates chapters, research examples, and policy from arange of international countries, including Canada, Australia, USAand Hong Kong. Provides detailed discussions around each example, whichclearly link theory with practice Easy to read for novice researchers and undergraduate nursingstudents, but at the same time provides sufficient depth and detailto be of value to experienced researchers and practitioners.



Skills Training In Reseach Degree Programmes

Skills Training In Reseach Degree Programmes Author Hinchcliffe, Richard
ISBN-10 9780335221486
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 205
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How might research degrees develop to improve both research student learning and employability? How should research student skills and development be evaluated? What are the skills that employers seek from research graduates? This book analyzes the development of research skills training and development and its wide-ranging impact on the UK research degree. The book examines the politics of skills training and its implications for academic culture as well as providing essential support and advice for practitioners and policy makers through examples of best practice. It also contains a thorough examination of the future of research degrees in the context of skills development and the supply of highly trained and specialized researchers to the academic and business world. Skills Training in Research Degree Programmesprovides comprehensive coverage of skills training in research degree programmes in the UK, providing instructive, self-contained chapters that serve as a resource to all academics, trainers, research administrators and senior management involved in the postgraduate research community. Foreword by Professor Sir Gareth Roberts Contributors:Esat Alpay, Charlie Ball, Simon Beecroft, Tim Birtwistle, Tony Bromley, Howard Green, Ged Hall, Richard Hinchcliffe, Steve Hutchinson, Peter Lewis, Alistair McCulloch, Chris Park, Stuart Powell, Imelda Race, Julie Reeves, Al Richardson, Sara Shinton, Claire Souter, Peter Stokes, Judi Sture and Elaine Walsh.



The Postgraduate s Companion

The Postgraduate s Companion Author Gerard Hall
ISBN-10 9780857023094
Release 2008-09-12
Pages 520
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'At last virtually everything that a postgraduate research degree student should need to know in a single volume.' Ian Haines, member of the Executive Committee of the UK Council for Graduate Education, and former Director of the Graduate School, London Metropolitan University The Postgraduate's Companion is the most comprehensive, practical and accessible source of support and guidance for anyone contemplating starting, or already undertaking, their research degree. Hall and Longman's invaluable book is an essential reference resource for anyone doing postgraduate research or thinking of doing it. Leading experts in their fields address the fundamental questions of what a research degree involves; how to choose the best institution; secure an offer; and fund your research degree. For students who are currently working towards a research degree the book deals with the process thoroughly, including coverage of: - getting the most from the supervisory relationship; - planning and writing the thesis; - navigating and succeeding in research training; - learning to teach in HE and balancing teaching and research; - beating the blues and learning how to complete in good time; - and succeeding in the viva voce examination. The final section of the book covers what to do with a research degree once you have one. This includes identifying your skills; staying in academia; research outside academia; leaving research and academia; and starting your own business. The Postgraduate's Companion is a uniquely comprehensive guide for research students and supervisors. It covers all of the processes involved in doing a research degree - from setting out, to life beyond the research degree - providing an invaluable guide for all research students.