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Griffin, Kimberly A.; Miller, Candace; Roksa, Josipa – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how student agency influences career decision-making for doctoral students in biological sciences. The authors address the following questions: How do biological science graduate students navigate career indecision? And how does agency relate to their experiences with career indecision?…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Biological Sciences, Graduate Students
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Mcalpine, Lynn; Chiramba, Otilia Fortunate; Keane, Matt – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: Many nations, including African ones, view PhD graduates as a means to be more internationally competitive, and national policies may encourage outward mobility of potential PhDs, expecting that graduates on return will enhance the country's capacity. Many studies of such mobility, as with studies of early career researchers generally,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Students, Foreign Students
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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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Chen, Shuhua – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: An increasing number of doctoral graduates are seeking non-academic employment. While statistics have revealed multiple aspects regarding the non-academic employment they hold, there is insufficient documentation of what has led them to leave academia and to what extent they are prepared for non-academic positions. This paper aims to…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, College Graduates, Employment Patterns, Education Work Relationship