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The good supervisor : supervising postgraduate and undergraduate research for doctoral theses and dissertations

Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Series: Palgrave study guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Rewarding and essential, research supervision plays a key role in empowering students to become good researchers. Research is the crucial element of learning - building on a fascination with questioning the world and solving problems. In this dynamic context, there is a real need for good, supportive and empowering supervision practices for research study undertaken by students, whether for dissertations, projects  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gina Wisker
ISBN: 1403903956 9781403903952
OCLC Number: 56198602
Description: vi, 388 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: STAGE 1: FIRST STAGES OF RESEARCH SUPERVISION; GETTING STARTED; Supervision Differences; Supervisors Studying: Development Programmes; Establishing and Maintaining Good Supervisory Practices; STAGE 2: ESTABLISHING RESEARCH PROCESSES AND PRACTICES; Defining Titles, Research Questions, Conceptual Frameworks and Developing Proposals; Enabling Students to Carry Out a Successful Literature Review and a Theoretical Perspectives Chapter; Methodology, Methods and Ethics; Supervisory Dialogues; Encouraging Good Writing; STAGE 3: WORKING WITH STUDENTS; ISSUES FOR SUPERVISORS; Helping Students to Help Themselves and Each Other; Dealing with Difference: Working with Different Kinds of Learners and Learning Styles; Supervising International Students; Study and Support at a Distance; Gender and Research Studies; A Little too Close to Home: Supervising your Colleagues and/or Other Practice/Professional-based Research; New Ways: Supervising Creative Research Work and the PhD by Publication; Maintaining Momentum; STAGE 4: MANAGING THE RESEARCH PROCESS TO COMPLETION AND BEYOND; Writing Up the Thesis or Dissertation; The Examination Process and Examiners; Supporting Students Towards a Successful PhD Viva; Supporting your Student post Viva/Exam; Life after Research.
Series Title: Palgrave study guides.
Responsibility: Gina Wisker.


The Good Supervisor engages readers in dialogue and active reflection on the strategies of effective supervision of PhDs, postgraduate and undergraduate research.  Read more...
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