The Doctoral Experience
By Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Odette Parry Copyright 2000
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Richly illustrated with case studies and interviews, this book identifies key themes pervading academic life: the nature of research and research supervision; key social processes and problems; distinct and contrasting sub-cultures of departments and disciplines in universities; mentorship and sponsorship; and apprenticeship and rites of passage for postgraduate students. Anyone developing policy and practice in Higher Education, or wishing to understand their own position within the wider picture will benefit from reading this book.
1.Cultures of the academy 2.Researching our peers 3.The nature of the quest 4. The appliance of science 5.Fieldwork 6.Modelling realities 7.Genealogies and generations 8.Supervisor's narratives 9.Pedagogic Continuities 10.Disciplines and the doctorate, Appendix 1: Two research projects Appendix 2: The policy Context References Index