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Making Supervision Work for You
A Student's Guide

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April 2010 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Amongst the plethora of advice and guidance books and articles now available for postgraduate researchers, I would advise my students to select this one as providing insight not simply on what to do but also on why and how in relation to developing an effective working relationship with their supervisors. Since it addresses most of the new demands emerging in the doctoral world as well as those standard ones that have impacted previously, I would also recommend it to new or less experienced supervisors' - Professor Pam Denicolo, University of Reading
 

Making Supervision Work For You discusses the entire supervision process from the student's perspective, as well as considering the supervisor's viewpoint and constraints. The author covers all phases of the student's 'journey', from induction through to final completion and examination of the thesis and the viva voce. The book illustrates many of the key issues in supervision by drawing upon extensive material from recent interviews with a range of supervisors and students.

This book presents new ideas, regulations and codes of practice, and offers practical suggestions for students. It emphasizes students' experiences and needs, whilst also maintaining a focus on the supervisor's perspective and the demands of assessment at post-graduate level.

The book is primarily aimed at Post-graduate students but will also be useful for undergraduates in their final year and equally for new or experienced supervisors.


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Opening Up the Supervision Process
 
The Changing Context for Postgraduates … and Why It Matters
 
Getting Started and Setting the Ground Rules
 
Dealing with the Complexity of the Supervision Process: Striking the Right Balance
 
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
 
The Ultimate Goal: Achieving a Doctorate
 
Getting the Thesis Written
 
Choosing Your Examiners
 
Submitting Your Dissertation and Preparing for Assessment
 
Preparing for the Live Event - the Viva Voce
 
After the Viva: Recovering, Publishing and Disseminating

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Introduction

Chapter One


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Jerry Wellington

My current interests and publications lie mainly two areas: firstly in the study of research methodology and methods; and secondly in the area of practice and policy in post-graduate education, particularly at doctoral level. In this second area, I am currently looking at the impact of the professional doctorate on people´s lives and professional practice. I am also writing in the area of educational publishing and how this has evolved, building on some of my earlier publications in this area. More About Author

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