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The Good Supervisor (2nd Edition)

Supervising Postgraduate and Undergraduate Research for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 576
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Macmillan Research Skills

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21 August 2012

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16 July 2012

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This engaging book outlines effective strategies for supervising students on a wide variety of research projects, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It covers each stage of the research journey and provides...

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This engaging book outlines effective strategies for supervising students on a wide variety of research projects, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It covers each stage of the research journey and provides guidance on working with students to define research topics, select appropriate methodologies, write up theses and prepare for the viva. It also supports supervisors in establishing and maintaining good supervisory practices, and shows how supervisors can help students to help themselves.

This will be essential reading for supervisors of undergraduate or postgraduate research projects, dissertations and theses. It is also an ideal resource for student researchers looking to get the most out of their relationship with their supervisor.

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  • Engages readers in dialogue and active reflection on the strategies of effective supervision through activities, checklists and points for discussion
  • Helps readers to foster strong working relationships with students, with a special focus on supporting students through the examination process
  • Builds on original recent research and publications about supervision



  • New content on cross-cultural supervision, online distance supervision and sustaining research communities and networks

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.
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GINA WISKER is 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.
 

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GINA WISKER is 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.
 

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