Postgraduate research supervision: an ‘agreed’ conceptual view of good practice through derived metaphors

Kevin Grant, Ray Hackney, David Edgar

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    The paper explores the role of the postgraduate supervisor through advising, mentoring, and monitoring for the varied and complex process towards successful doctoral thesis completion. There is a scarcity of research into this important area, and we therefore undertake a comprehen-sive literature review to determine the current state of knowledge and international approaches. This involved an initial analysis of policy documents from European and Australian universities to provide insights into institutional norms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)43-60
    Number of pages18
    JournalInternational Journal of Doctoral Studies
    Publication statusPublished - 2014



    • research students
    • supervision
    • good practice
    • thesis completion
    • doctoral studies

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