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Supervising doctoral students: variation in purpose and pedagogy

Akerlind, Gerlese L; McAlpine, Lynn


International policy changes that have prioritised increasing growth in the numbers of doctoral students have led to wide-ranging debate about the changing purpose of the doctorate. However, there has been little research aimed at investigating doctoral supervisors’ views of the purpose of the doctorate, despite the significant role supervisors play in enacting any doctoral policy changes. This paper explores the purpose of undertaking a doctorate from the perspective of doctoral supervisors in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Studies in Higher Education
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1118031


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