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Solveig Cornér; Lotta Tikkanen; Henrika Anttila; Kirsi Pyhältö – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: This study aims to advance the understanding on individual variations in PhD candidates' personal interest in their doctorate and supervisory and research community support, and several individual and structural attributes potentially having an impact on the profiles. Design/methodology/approach: The authors explored the interrelationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Motivation
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Jacqueline E. McLaughlin; Kathryn Morbitzer; Margaux Meilhac; Natalie Poupart; Rebekah L. Layton; Michael B. Jarstfer – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: While known by many names, qualifying exams function as gatekeepers to graduate student advancement to PhD candidacy, yet there has been little formal study on best qualifying exam practices particularly in biomedical and related STEM PhD programs. The purpose of this study is to examine the current state of qualifying exams through an…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Best Practices, STEM Education, Biological Sciences
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Erika Löfström; Lotta Tikkanen; Henrika Anttila; Kirsi Pyhältö – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Empirical evidence on how supervisors have perceived the changes and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their supervision is scarce. This paper aims to examine how the changing landscape of doctoral education has affected supervision from the supervisors' perspective. Design/methodology/approach: This survey addressed change,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervisors, Supervision, Doctoral Programs
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Elizabeth A. Jach; Anthony P. Rinaldi – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight suicide risk factors experienced by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and then outline suicide prevention strategies for these populations. Design/methodology/approach: Through analysis of literature and application of theory, the authors use the diathesis-stress model and Joiner's…
Descriptors: Suicide, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Education, Risk
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Michael L. Tidwell; Ellis S. Logan – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand demographic group (race, first-generation college graduate, gender, age) differences among perceived family and faculty social and family financial support within the US graduate school admissions pipeline in the social sciences. Design/methodology/approach Using data from a cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Teacher Student Relationship, Admissions Counseling, First Generation College Students
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Jarett D. Haley; Amber N. Williams; Rosemary J. Perez; Claire K. Robbins – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore how US graduate students described their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education and engagement experiences outside their academic departments. Design/methodology/approach: This study used a critical constructivist qualitative approach and methods (i.e. interviews) to explore how 44 graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion
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Julianne A. Wenner; Megan Frary; Paul J. Simmonds – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Historically, graduate education's goal was to prepare academics; now most science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) graduate students (GSs) go on to nonacademic careers. STEM GSs must be equipped for success regardless of career aspirations, which can be done by strengthening GSs' professional identities. This study aims…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduate Students, Professional Identity, Elementary School Science
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Karri A. Holley; Joretta Joseph – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand US federal government policy during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and the connections to graduate education. Using the multiple streams framework, the paper outlines these actions through various streams (problems, policy and political) and perspectives (defining problems,…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, COVID-19, Pandemics, Federal Regulation
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Catherine Manathunga – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on doctoral education. Pandemics throughout history have generated new educational theories and practices, accelerated some trends and signalled the abrupt end of others. The unpredictable effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have particularly impacted upon First…
Descriptors: Decolonization, Doctoral Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Signe Skov; Søren Smedegaard Bengtsen – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: In Denmark, there has been, over decades, an intensified political focus on how humanities research and doctoral education contribute to society. In this vein, the notion of impact has become a central part of the academic language, often associated with terms like use, effects and outputs, stemming from neoliberal ideologies. The purpose…
Descriptors: Humanities, Foreign Countries, Humanities Instruction, Doctoral Programs
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Allyson Holbrook; Erika Spray; Rachel Burke; Kylie M. Shaw; Jayne Carruthers – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Highly developed and agile learners who can clearly convey and call on their skills are sought in all walks of life. Diverse demand for these capacities has called attention to how the skills and knowledge gained during doctoral study can be conveyed, translated and leveraged in non-academic settings; however, the complex learning reality…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Learning Processes, Transfer of Training, Student Development
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Juan Zhang; Xi Gao; Xi Hong; Hamish Coates – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2024
Purpose: Although doctoral education has experienced substantial development in recent decades, it remains an elite, hence fragile, dimension of university policy and practice. This study aims to articulate perspectives to guide the next phase of strengthening and growth. Design/methodology/approach: Working from theoretical and empirical research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rhetoric, Educational Change, Doctoral Programs
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Turner, Heather – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to explore the motivation and satisfaction of part-time PhD students in the USA through the lens of self-determination theory (SDT). Design/methodology/approach: Following an explanatory sequential mixed methods design, data sources consisted of a survey (N = 100) and focus groups (N = 20) of part-time PhD students.…
Descriptors: Part Time Students, Doctoral Students, Student Motivation, Student Satisfaction
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Tyndall, Deborah; Powell, Shannon Baker – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to examine entry-level PhD students' experiences with participating in Critical Friends, a peer review protocol, used to support learning the threshold concept of literature review. It also sought to determine if, and how, students used the peer review protocol electively during their first year of doctoral study.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Peer Evaluation, Academic Language, Psychological Patterns
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Schram, Laura N.; Flores-Scott, Emma M.; Clasing-Manquian, Paula – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The USA's higher education leaders and professional organizations have called for increased professional development programming at graduate colleges to better prepare US graduate students for their future careers. This study aims to investigate the demographic characteristics of graduate students participating in co-curricular…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Characteristics, Professional Development, Gender Differences
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