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ERIC Number: EJ876680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Research Supervision: The Research Management Matrix
Maxwell, T. W.; Smyth, Robyn
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v59 n4 p407-422 Apr 2010
We briefly make a case for re-conceptualising research project supervision/advising as the consideration of three inter-related areas: the learning and teaching process; developing the student; and producing the research project/outcome as a social practice. We use this as our theoretical base for an heuristic tool, "the research management matrix" and this is the major focus of this paper. The matrix facilitates the work of supervision. In the matrix we privilege the research questions. The research management matrix can be easily used to focus on key research features and the relationships amongst them. The timing of different parts of research is introduced so that practical goals are identified. This facilitates project and research student learning management and timely completions. For these reasons the research management matrix is a useful tool for supervisors/advisors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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