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Palgrave Macmillan

The Good Supervisor

Supervising Postgraduate and Undergraduate Research for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9780230246218
Publication Date August 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

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.

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.
 

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

Reviews

'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 Journal
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