The Good Supervisor

The Good Supervisor : Supervising Postgraduate and Undergraduate Research for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations

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Provides help for those wanting to develop strategies for effective supervision with a diversity of students on a wide variety of research projects, whether at postgraduate or undergraduate level. Fully updated second edition includes new content on cultural supervision, online distance supervision, and sustaining research networks.show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 680.39g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Palgrave
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2012
  • 576 p.
  • 0230246214
  • 9780230246218
  • 345,801

About Gina Wisker

GINA WISKER Head of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Brighton, UK. She has worked in educational development for over 25 years, and in 2005 was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for her work in learning support. She is the author of The Undergraduate Research Handbook and The Postgraduate Research Handbook.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- PART I: FIRST STAGES OF RESEARCH SUPERVISION GETTING STARTED.- Supervision and Research Learning: Differences and Issues.- Supervisors and Sustainability: Working Together in Supervisory Teams, Networks, Fora, Communities and Development programmes.- Establishing and Maintaining Good Supervisory Practices.- PART II: ESTABLISHING RESEARCH PROCESSES AND PRACTICES.- Defining Titles, Research Questions, Conceptual Frameworks, and Developing Proposals.- Enabling Students to Carry Out a Successful Literature Review/Theoretical Perspectives Chapter.- Methodology, Methods and Ethics.- Supervisory Dialogues.- Encouraging Good Writing.- PART III: WORKING WITH STUDENTS ISSUES FOR SUPERVISORS.- Helping Students to Help Themselves and Each Other.- Dealing with Difference: Working with Different Kinds of Learners and Learning Styles.- Supervising International and Culturally Diverse Students: Cross-Cultural Issues.- Study and Support at a Distance and For Part-Time Students.- Gender, Culture, Age and Research Studies.- A Little too Close to Home: Supervising your Colleagues and/or Other Practice/Professional-based Research.- New Ways: Supervising Creative Research Work and the PhD by Publication.- Maintaining Momentum: Linking Quality and Wellbeing Through Transfer, Progress Reports, Changing Supervisors, and Any Difficulties.- PART IV:MANAGING THE RESEARCH PROCESS TO COMPLETION AND BEYOND.- Writing Up the Thesis or Dissertation - Quality and Standards.- The Examination Process and Examiners.- Supporting Students Towards a Successful PhD Viva.- Supporting Your Student Post Viva/Exam.- Life After the Research Project: Sharing Research, Presentations, Publications, Identifying Postgraduate/Graduate Outcomes, and Research Capacity Building.- References.- Index.show more

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'I recommend this book as the most up-to-date, topical and easy to comprehend guide on the subject of supervision.' - Professor Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt, Griffith University, Australia "This book plainly affords outstanding preparation for the role of PhD supervisor." The Teacher training Journalshow more

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