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An oral component in PhD examination in Australia Issues and considerations

Kiley, Margaret; Holbrook, Allyson; Lovat, Terry; Fairbairn, Hedy; Starfield, Sue; Paltridge, Brian


While there has been considerable research on doctoral examination there is little that examines the various roles of the oral component and what issues one might consider if introducing or revising that aspect of the thesis examination process. This matter is of particular importance in Australia where it is not usual to have an oral component as part of the final assessment. However, there are a number of Australian institutions considering the introduction of an oral component. This paper,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Universities' Review


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