ERIC Number: EJ1024334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Searching for "Doctorateness"
Studies in Higher Education, v38 n10 p1490-1503 2013
The question of what a doctorate is has been looked at before. The author argues that the issue of "doctorateness" is a recurring debate which needs to kept alive and revisited regularly. The aim of this article is to suggest five different areas or arenas in which the question can be addressed, forming a framework which can perhaps be used again. Having looked at each area, it is argued that we should not be seeking some essential meaning of the term but that we should look for "family resemblances" across the wide range of doctorates now available to search for a better understanding of the nature of doctorateness.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Creativity, Stakeholders, Graduate Students, Student Motivation, Career Development, Skill Development, Knowledge Level, School Policy, Student Evaluation, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Supervisors, Examiners
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom