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ERIC Number: EJ1176188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Finding a Purpose for the Doctorate? A View from the Supervisors
Loxley, Andrew; Kearns, Mark
Studies in Higher Education, v43 n5 p826-840 2018
The changing nature of doctoral education over the past three decades has taken on a triadic relationship constructed around expectations-process-purposes and has generated much commentary and critique. The intention of this paper is to focus on the notion of "purpose" from the perspective of doctoral supervisors which we have collated into four themes labelled "knowledge generation," "recognition," "positionality" and "instrumentalism". The themes were generated via the analysis of semi-structured interviews undertaken with 50 doctoral supervisors as part of the SuperProfDoc project investigating their practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom; Italy; Netherlands; United States
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