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Hosseini, Hossein; Gurney, Laura – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The final observable product of a successful doctoral programme is typically a thesis that has been critically examined by senior academics and considered to demonstrate a significant contribution to knowledge. However, it is a conviction underpinning this special issue that the doctorate should be acknowledged, explored and understood as a…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Research, Student Experience, Ambiguity (Context)
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Hosseini, Hossein – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
My PhD study explored the experiences of a cohort of Iranian doctoral candidates in New Zealand. This paper presents my response to the unexpected challenge I faced as I collected data and formed my theoretical framework. I found that Western interpretations of non-Western international students largely ignored social-cultural specificities. I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Foreign Students, Student Experience