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ERIC Number: EJ855830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Relationships between Area of Academic Concentration, Supervisory Style, Student Needs and Best Practices
Egan, Rylan; Stockley, Denise; Brouwer, Brenda; Tripp, Dean; Stechyson, Natalie
Studies in Higher Education, v34 n3 p337-345 May 2009
This article has its origins in exit surveys of 1335 graduate students (283 PhD and 1052 Master's) conducted at a mid-sized Canadian university from 1996 to 2005. The article explores the relationship between the perceived effectiveness of graduate supervision and the disciplinary background of graduate students. Students are categorized into four key groups: domestic, international, hard disciplines (pure/applied), and soft disciplines (pure/applied). The conclusions provide evidence that students, especially international students and those in soft disciplines, require a personal and holistic style of supervision to obtain maximum benefit from their graduate studies. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada