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The Doctoral Experience - Ms Sara Delamont

Hardcover Published: 28th October 1999
ISBN: 9780750709279
Number Of Pages: 216

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Lays bare the experiences, frustrations and successes of graduate students, and their supervisors in Higher Education.
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.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Cultures of the Academyp. 1
Researching Our Peersp. 18
The Nature of the Questp. 34
The Appliance of Sciencep. 53
Fieldworkp. 72
Modelling Realitiesp. 100
Genealogies and Generationsp. 116
Supervisors' Narrativesp. 134
Pedagogic Continuitiesp. 152
Disciplines and the Doctoratep. 173
p. 183
p. 188
Referencesp. 193
Name Indexp. 199
Subject Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780750709279
ISBN-10: 0750709278
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 28th October 1999
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.13  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1