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ERIC Number: EJ1148310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1183-1189
Doctoral Research Education in Canada: Full-Time and Part-Time Students' Access to Research Assistantships
Niemczyk, Ewalina Kinga
Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v26 n1 p52-67 2016
Graduate students' development as researchers is a key objective in higher education internationally. Research assistantships (RAships) nurture graduate students as novice researchers as they develop theoretical and methodological knowledge. However, few studies have investigated the ways institutional regulations, informal practices, and students' academic status may influence graduate students' access to RAships. Based on a larger case study exploring RAship experiences of full-time and part-time doctoral Education students at an Ontario university in Canada, this paper reports key arguments and conclusions specific to students' unequal access to RAships. Although the study is context specific and cannot be generalized, described practices and recommendations can inform other institutions and programs nationwide.
Brock University Faculty of Educatino. 500 Glenridge Avenue, Saint Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1 Canada. Tel: 905-688-5550 ext. 3733; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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