2nd Edition

A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors

    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    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


    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


    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.