A handbook for doctoral supervisors: Second edition

Stan Taylor*, Margaret Kiley, Robin Humphrey

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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 supervisors in understanding and meeting these challenges. The book is split into six key parts: the changing contexts of doctoral supervision; recruiting, selecting and working with doctoral candidates; supporting the research project; supporting non-traditional candidates in terms of academic and social backgrounds and modes of study; supporting completion, submission and examination; the evaluation and dissemination of practice. The book builds on the success and practical knowledge of the first edition and has been re-written and extended to take into account the latest scholarship in doctoral supervision, address new contemporary themes and present updated examples and case studies. With a self-interrogatory style which enables supervisors to reflect upon and, where appropriate, consider how to enhance their practice, this book is an essential read for anyone involved in doctoral supervision.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages264
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315559650
    ISBN (Print)9781138194823
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2017


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