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Groen, Jovan – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2021
This article examines how doctoral candidates characterize factors that influence constructive engagement in their respective program experiences and how these have served as primary catalysts for learning along their doctoral journeys.
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Learner Engagement, Influences, Doctoral Programs
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Schmidt, Manuela; Hansson, Erika – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: During the lengthy process of PhD studies, supervisory changes commonly occur for several different reasons, but their most frequent trigger is a poor supervisory relationship. Even though a change in supervisors is a formal bureaucratic process and not least the students' rights, in practice it can be experienced as challenging.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Experience, Supervision, Change
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Wilson, Jay; James, Wendy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Interactions between a graduate student and their supervisor are the backbone of a successful doctoral experience. Although the number of doctoral students is increasing, there are fewer full-time doctoral students. The emerging part-time student segment represents a unique trend in higher education, creating greater diversity than traditional…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Partnerships in Education, Supervision, Coaching (Performance)
Javier, Brittany Nicole Evans – ProQuest LLC, 2022
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study using a one-way MANOVA was to determine if and to what extent there were statistically significant differences for doctoral students attending universities in the United States between the coursework phase and research phase of a doctoral program on measures of burnout (as measured by…
Descriptors: Burnout, Anxiety, Resilience (Psychology), Doctoral Students
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Guerin, Cally – Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
Researcher developers conduct their work in the borderlands between academic disciplines and university administration. Navigating this third space [Berman, J. E., and T. Pitman. 2010. "Occupying a 'Third Space': Research Trained Professional Staff in Australian Universities." "Higher Education" 60 (2): 157-169.…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Professional Personnel, Doctoral Students, Credibility
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Hogarth, Melitta – Australian Educational Researcher, 2022
The thesis template is a guiding document for higher degree researchers to assist their transition into research. But what happens when the template does not mirror your ways of knowing, being and doing? How do we speak back to an institutionalized structure that advocates support and yet, feels like a "Boa constrictor" squeezing you…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Researchers, Doctoral Students, Theses
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Jowers, Richard F.; Brunsdon, Jamie J.; Peterson, Jacob T.; Mitchell, Hayden L.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2022
Purpose: To examine the influence of occupational socialization on the beliefs and actions of six sport pedagogy doctoral students (DSs) in terms of physical education (PE) teaching and physical education teacher education (PETE). Method: Data were collected with five qualitative techniques and analyzed by employing analytic induction and constant…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Beliefs, Socialization, Physical Education
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Carpenter, Rob E. – Adult Learning, 2022
This study examined my experience as a doctoral student following the death of my son. The focus of this research is on the interaction of paternal grief and adult learning in the context of higher education. The central emphasis seeks to offer existential bearing to the interplay between the narrative identities of adult learner and paternal…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Doctoral Students, Death, Sons
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Leach, Lesley F.; Baker, Credence; Leamons, Catherine G.; Bunch, Phillis; Brock, Jesse – Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 2021
Improvement initiatives crafted based on well-understood problems of practice often stand the greatest chance of leading to sustainable educational improvements. Framing problems of practice using multiple modes of evidence is advisable to fully understand the system of root causes of the problem and its stakeholders. In this study, we used the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Students, Education Courses
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Monereo, Carles; Liesa, Eva – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
This study analyses early career researchers' identity positions from a dialogical-self perspective and their experiences when facing significant research events over their career trajectory. An idiographic longitudinal approach, based on the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), and a narrative methodology were used. Five social science…
Descriptors: Novices, Researchers, Professional Identity, Experience
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Clark, Timothy – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and illustrate the potential relationships between doctoral students' life histories and educational experiences and their methodological understanding and assumptions. Design/methodology/approach: The qualitative research design consisted of life-history interviews with nine doctoral…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes, Biographies, Student Experience
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Hash, Peaches – Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 2022
A student within a university's Ed.D. program is encouraged by her director to narrow her research focus; however, her interests in Curriculum Studies, Arts-Based Educational Research, and Composition Studies led her to design a practitioner action research study examining intersections between the fields. As she collected participants' data, she…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Action Research, Educational Research
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McCulloch, Alistair – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
When Louis Pasteur remarked that chance favours the prepared mind, he was commenting on the important role played by serendipity in scientific discovery. That role is well known (most know of the story of Fleming's accidental discovery of penicillin) but much of the literature focuses on the STEM disciplines, on 'big' science, and concentrates on…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, College Graduates, Discovery Processes, Doctoral Programs
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Pallant, Adam; Sullivan, Tanya; Kaluzny, Andrew – Journal of American College Health, 2022
A previously healthy university student presents to Health Services with sudden onset of pain, fatigue, bruising, and a rapidly progressive anemia. There was not any previous significant health history. The case discussion will emphasize the critical overlap of physical and mental health assessments in identifying the cause and cure of a…
Descriptors: Pain, Fatigue (Biology), Physical Health, Mental Health
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Aarnikoivu, Melina – Studies in Higher Education, 2021
For an individual doctoral student, doctoral education happens in multiple spaces across a considerable amount of time. However, the existing literature and conceptualisations of doctoral education do not adequately address the spatiotemporal dimension related to it. By using the concept of "scales," this article examines how the social…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs, Social Action, Sociolinguistics
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