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ERIC Number: EJ632860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Back to Basics: A Consideration of the Purposes of the PhD Viva.
Jackson, Carolyn; Tinkler, Penny
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v26 n4 p355-66 Aug 2001
Examined use of the viva in British doctoral examinations, specifically: (1) its roles as delineated within university policy; and (2) its purposes from the perspectives of examiners, supervisors, and doctoral candidates. Found no consensus regarding the viva's role in the Ph.D. examination process; moreover, found inconsistencies and contradictions concerning its purposes, both at the policy and practice levels. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)