The doctoral education experience: diversity and complexity


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Author: Neumann, Ruth


The project aimed to gain a better understanding of the doctoral education experience. Doctoral students' educational experiences across four discipline groups and six universities were examined. Over 130 interviews were conducted, two-thirds with students, the remainder with experienced supervisors, departmental and faculty coordinators and deans, postgraduate association presidents and senior managers. Consideration was given to type of doctorate (PhD or professional doctorate), mode of enrolment (full or part time), and stage of research (early, middle or late). The intention was to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Qualifications; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Graduates; University; Attitude; Interview

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Department of Education, Science and Training, 2003

Physical description: xvi, 153 p.

ISBN: 0642773556; 0642773564 (electronic version)

This report is funded under the Evaluations and Investigations Programme (EIP) of the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 113.1371

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