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A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors

2nd Edition

By Stan Taylor, Margaret Kiley, Robin Humphrey


276 pages

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Across the globe, doctoral education is in the throes of change. Diversification, regulation and proliferation are just a few of the developments that pose major challenges for those supervising doctoral candidates.

The second edition of A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors has been fully updated to assist doctoral supervi

Table of Contents


Part I

The context

  1. The overall context

  2. The institutional context

  3. The disciplinary context

  4. The programme context

  5. Part II

    Preparing the ground

  6. Recruitment and selection

  7. Working relationships 1 � Candidates

  8. Working relationships 2 � Co-supervisors

  9. Part III

    Supporting the research project

  10. Academic guidance and support 1 � Approaching research

  11. Academic guidance and support 2 � The research project

  12. Encouraging writing and giving feedback

  13. Keeping the research on track and monitoring progress

  14. Part IV

    Supporting the candidate

  15. Personal, professional and career support

  16. Responding to diversity 1 � Non-traditional candidates

  17. Responding to diversity 2 � International candidates

  18. Responding to diversity 3 � Modes of study

  19. Part V

    Completion and examination

  20. Drafting and submission

  21. Examination

  22. Part VI

    Improving practice

  23. Evaluation, reflection, recognition and dissemination

  24. Conclusions

About the Authors

Stan Taylor recently retired as Director of the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development, Durham University, UK. He is an Honorary Fellow of the School of Education.

Margaret Kiley holds an adjunct position in the Research School of Arts and Humanities at the Australian National University, Canberra and cojoint with the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Robin Humphrey is a Reader and Director of the Postgraduate Research Training Programme in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Evaluation
EDUCATION / Reference
EDUCATION / Professional Development