The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor's Companion: Supporting Effective Research in Education and the Social Sciences by Melanie WalkerThe Routledge Doctoral Supervisor's Companion: Supporting Effective Research in Education and the Social Sciences by Melanie Walker

The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor's Companion: Supporting Effective Research in Education and the…

EditorMelanie Walker, Pat Thomson

Paperback | December 5, 2010

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AccompanyingTheRoutledge Doctoral Student's Companionthis book examines what it means to be a doctoral student in education and the social sciences, providing a guide for those supervising students. Exploring the key role and pedagogical challenges that face supervisors in students' personal development, the contributors outline the research capabilities which are essential for confidence, quality and success in doctorate level research. Providing guidance about helpful resources and methodological support, the chapters:

  • frame important questions within the history of debates
  • act as a road map through international literatures
  • make suggestions for good practice
  • raise important questions and provide answers to key pedagogical issues
  • provide advice on enabling students' scholarly careers and identities.

While there is no one solution to ideal supervision, this wide-ranging text offers resources that will help supervisors develop their own personal approach to supervision. Ideal for all supervisors whether assisting part-time of full-time students, it is also highly suitable for helping academics to support international students who confront Western doctoral traditions and academic cultures, helping both supervisor and student to understand why things are as they are.

Pat Thomson is Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia and a Visiting Professor at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.Melanie Walker is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Nottingham, and is also Extraordinary Professor at the University of...
Title:The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor's Companion: Supporting Effective Research in Education and the…Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.68 inPublished:December 5, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction Why the doctoral companions?Melanie Walker and Pat Thomson Notes on Contributors  Illustrations (Tables/Figures)  Using this book  1. The changing nature of the doctorate and doctoral studentsPat Thomson and Melanie Walker Part II: Supervision as pedagogy/ies 2. Doctoral education as 'capability formation'Melanie Walker 3. Perhaps I should be more proactive in changing my own supervisions': student agency in 'doing supervisionJackie Goode  4.From poster to PhD: the evolution of a literature reviewKerryn Dixon and Hilary Janks  5. Understanding doctoral research for professional practitionersTerry Evans 6. Critical transcultural exchanges: educational development for supervisorsCatherine Manathunga 7. Negotiating the layered relations of supervisionBarbara M. Grant  8. Adapting signature pedagogies in doctoral education: The case of teaching how to work with the literatureChris M. Golde Part III: Challenges in supervision pedagogy/ies  9. Supervising part-time doctoral students: issues and challenges Jacqueline H. Watts   10. Supervising part-time doctoral studentsTerry Evans 11. Fortunate travellers: learning from the multiliterate lives of doctoral studentsSue Starfield  12. Internationalization of higher education: challenges for the doctoral supervisorAnna Robinson-Pant 13. International Students and Doctoral Studies in Transnational SpacesFazal Rizvi  14. The doctorate in the life courseDiana Leonard  15. Rhythms of place: Time and space in the doctoral experienceSue Middleton  16. Global social justice, critical policy, and doctoral pedagogical spacesElaine Unterhalter  17. Coming to terms with research practice - Riding the emotional rollercoaster of doctoral research studiesAngus Morrison-Saunders, Susan A. Moore, Michael Hughes and David Newsome 18. Doctoral education in global times - 'Scholarly quality' as practical ethics in researchTerriSeddon  19. The truth is not out there: becoming 'undetective' in social and educational inquiry - Crime fiction and social inquiry: intertextual continuitiesNoel Gough  20. A personal reflection on doctoral supervision from a feminist perspectiveMiriam E. David 21. Writing in, writing out: Doctoral writing as peer workClaire Aitchison and Alison Lee  22. Creating discursive and relational communities through an international doctoral student exchangeJulie McLeod and Marianne Bloch  23. The relationship between doctoral students' approach to research and experiences of their research environmentKeith Trigwell   24.  Educating the doctoral student: don't forget the teachingTony Harland