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Gregory, Kristen Howell; Burbage, Amanda Kate – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of critical friendship on a first- and last-year doctoral student's novice and expert mindsets during role transitions. Doctoral students are challenged to navigate role transitions during their academic programs. Experiences in research expectations, academy acculturation and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Criticism, Doctoral Students, Reflection
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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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Schmidt, Manuela; Hansson, Erika – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: During the lengthy process of PhD studies, supervisory changes commonly occur for several different reasons, but their most frequent trigger is a poor supervisory relationship. Even though a change in supervisors is a formal bureaucratic process and not least the students' rights, in practice it can be experienced as challenging.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Experience, Supervision, Change
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Jackman, Patricia C.; Sisson, Kelly – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: Concerns about psychological well-being (PWB) in doctoral students have grown in recent years. The purpose of this study was to explore qualitatively doctoral students' perceptions of factors that promoted their PWB during the doctoral journey. Design/methodology/approach: Nine recent doctoral graduates at an English university…
Descriptors: Well Being, Doctoral Students, Positive Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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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
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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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Mendez, Sylvia L.; Cooksey, Sarah E.; Starkey, Kathryn E.; Conley, Valerie Martin – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to explore the perceptions of a diverse set of 16 engineering postdoctoral scholars regarding their fit for the professoriate. The professoriate speaks to the body of tenured/tenure-track faculty within higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach: An intrinsic case study design was conducted to provide an…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Engineering Education, Work Attitudes, Career Choice
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Mars, Matthew M.; Hart, Jeni – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: There is pressure to transform graduate education in ways that better prepare and socialize students for academic careers that require entrepreneurial activities and/or professional pathways outside of academia. The inclusion of entrepreneurial learning in graduate curricula and programs is one strategy for responding to such calls. Yet,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Entrepreneurship, Educational Change
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Lokhtina, Irina A.; Castelló, Montserrat; Lambrechts, Agata Agnieszka; Löfström, Erika; McGinn, Michelle K.; Skakni, Isabelle; van der Weijden, Inge – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to identify the documented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on early career researcher (ECR) activity, development, career prospects and well-being. Design/methodology/approach: This is a systematic literature review of English language peer-reviewed studies published between 2020 and 2021, which provided empirical…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Postdoctoral Education
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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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McAvoy, John P., Jr.; Thacker, Russell – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: Within the USA, current trends in higher education show more women than men achieving graduate degrees. Among the potential reasons for this disparity is that fathers are reporting challenges in balancing their additional responsibilities while increasing their housework and childcare investment. Many fathers are turning to online…
Descriptors: Fathers, Online Courses, Family School Relationship, Parent Responsibility
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Wang, Yanbing; Main, Joyce B. – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: While postdoctoral research (postdoc) training is a common step toward academic careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the role of postdoc training in social sciences is less clear. An increasing number of social science PhDs are pursuing postdocs. This paper aims to identify factors associated with…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Research Training, Education Work Relationship, Social Sciences
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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)
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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
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Nowell, Lorelli; Dhingra, Swati; Kenny, Natasha; Jacobsen, Michele; Pexman, Penny – Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 2021
Purpose: Many postdoctoral scholars are seeking professional learning and development (PLD) opportunities to prepare for diverse careers, roles and responsibilities. This paper aims to develop an evidence-informed framework for PLD of postdoctoral scholars that speaks to these changing career paths. Design/methodology/approach: This paper used an…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Research, Scholarship, Postdoctoral Education
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