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Grant, Barbara M.; Sato, Machi; Skelling, Jules – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to explore doctoral candidates' ethical work in writing the acknowledgements section of their theses. With interest in the formation of academic identities/subjectivities, the authors explore acknowledgements writing as always potentially a form of parrhesia or risky truth-telling, through which the candidate places…
Descriptors: Ethics, Doctoral Dissertations, Citations (References), Doctoral Students
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Carter, Susan; Sun, Qiyu; Jabeen, Farrah – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to broaches several endemic challenges for academics who support doctoral writing: writers are emotionally protective of their own writing; writing a thesis in English as a second language is a challenging, complex task; and advising across cultures is delicate. Giving constructive feedback kindly, but with the rigour…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Faculty Advisers, Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response)