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ERIC Number: EJ1073497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Choosing a Research Higher Degree Supervisor: A Framework for Nurses
Abigail, Wendy; Hill, Pauline
Quality in Higher Education, v21 n1 p7-25 2015
Nursing is a relatively new discipline in research with a small number of registered nurses holding a research higher degree (RHD). Entry into RHD study for nurses is often via a less direct route than the traditional bachelor's degree through honours to PhD pathway. The supervisor-candidate relationship is an important factor in RHD completions and the perception of a quality experience by RHD candidates. A comprehensive search of the electronic literature was conducted to investigate recommendations for nursing RHD candidates to consider when searching for a supervisor. Thematic analysis of the literature found three main themes: assessing the RHD supervisor's background, personality and management style. Based on the identified themes, recommendations included a list of concepts for the RHD candidate to investigate in relation to themselves and the supervisor. The function of choosing an appropriate supervisor is one of the most important steps a candidate will make. By investigating supervisors' suitability, nursing RHD candidates may avoid potential issues in the supervision process that could impact on their successful timely completion of their PhD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia