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‘I didn’t have a clue what they were talking about’: PhD candidates and theory

Kiley, Margaret


Existing literature suggests that a particular learning challenge for some doctoral candidates is coming to an understanding of the concept of theory, that is the use of theory to frame research as well as theorise findings. The concept of theory has been identified as a Threshold Concept taking into account the characteristics of these concepts outlined by Meyer and Land. However, there has been little work that has focused on strategies that supervisors and candidates adopt to help them...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Innovations in Education and Teaching International
DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2014.981835


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