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The doctoral experience in science: challenging the current orthodoxy

Cumming, James


Drawing on the literature this article identifies five characteristics that are frequently attributed to the doctoral student experience in the natural and physical sciences. These are then used to assist with the interpretation of qualitative data derived from a study in the earth sciences at a research-intensive university in Australia. Case narrative is employed to synthesise three insider perspectives-a candidate and her co-supervisors-as well as to capture the particularity of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: British Educational Research Journal
DOI: 10.1080/01411920902834191


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