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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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Lees, James; Gorini, Lucrezia; Torjussen, Stian; Oliveira, Margarida; Pinto, Paula; Potes Barbas, Maria; Martins, Madalena; Jones, Melanie S.; Sheppard, Victoria; Petronilho, Ana; Trindade, Margarida – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an example of best practice towards enhancing employability in the cross-sectoral labour market for doctorate-holders. This was achieved through an Erasmus+ KA2 (Strategic Partnership) skills development project which created a training programme (TRANSPEER) involving a multi-disciplinary cohort of…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Employment Potential, Labor Market, Doctoral Students
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Gooding, Patricia; Crook, Rebecca; Westwood, Melissa; Faichnie, Claire; Peters, Sarah – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to examine the following across a six-month period in post-graduate research (PGR) students: mental health and well-being; the effect of academic pressures on depression, anxiety and well-being; and the extent to which psychological resilience buffered against academic pressures. Design/methodology/approach: This was a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Social Support Groups, Resilience (Psychology)
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Johnson, Ane Turner; Kerrigan, Monica Reid – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: In this study, the authors explored the situation of the doctoral candidate in the social sciences as they were confronted by crisis and forced to make changes to their dissertation research plans. The authors conceptualized this as a methodological pivot, or an unexpected shift in trajectory, in which candidates engaged and that…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Social Sciences, Doctoral Dissertations, Student Research
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Clark, Timothy – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and illustrate the potential relationships between doctoral students' life histories and educational experiences and their methodological understanding and assumptions. Design/methodology/approach: The qualitative research design consisted of life-history interviews with nine doctoral…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes, Biographies, Student Experience