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A comparison of Australian and North American PhDs

Holdaway, Edward


The question posed by Ray Spear, which is presented in parenthesis after my re-worded title, is difficult to answer. When I was doing my PhD in the late 1960s, a member of my supervisory committee—a psychologist—emphasized that researchers in the social sciences don’t answer questions, they address them. I have never forgotten that admonition! So I will address rather than answer the question as to how the Australian PhD stacks up against the North American PhD by concisely presenting some data...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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