Effective Postgraduate Supervision: Improving the by Adrian Eley, Roy Jennings

By Adrian Eley, Roy Jennings

What sort of difficulties are encountered whereas venture postgraduate examine? How are those difficulties top kept away from or resolved? How can the student/supervisor courting be more advantageous? This useful consultant relies on a sequence of profitable workshops on postgraduate supervision and provides the main usually encountered problems within the student/supervisor relationship.Detailed yet concise case experiences supply life like options to the thirty concerns mentioned, together with: clash; tradition; distance; investment; isolation; language; administration; plagiarism; precedence; time; move; and, write-up. every one case examine increases very important inquiries to generate dialogue, and indicates recommendations and preventative measures. The e-book additionally incorporates a part that exhibits how the case stories can be utilized in a instructing workshop surroundings. ''Effective Postgraduate Supervision'' is vital analyzing for supervisors of postgraduate levels together with these at masters and doctoral point in addition to potential and present postgraduate study scholars.

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He may have been more interested in the possible contacts and links that he might be able to establish with the company employing the student. There was no planning or preparation made by the supervisor, on behalf of the student, for the transfer process, and to be unprepared for this situation is a result of bad research time management. This was exacerbated by the supervisor’s indications to the student that, as a part-time student, he would have ample time to complete his research. When major and unpredictable events at work occur, usually beyond the control of the student, they may seriously affect the student’s ability to study and progress the research.

There is a lack of mutual respect, so important in establishing a working relationship. Both supervisor and student appear unable to act courteously to one another, or to compromise with each other’s failings. Both supervisor and student were aggravating the situation by their threats and counter-threats. Personality clashes and lack of respect can result in bizarre and unsympathetic reactions between individuals. 16 Effective Postgraduate Supervision Possible prevention and resolution of the problem 1.

Point for Consideration • How might a supervisor miss evidence of student plagiarism, and how easy is it to detect evidence of such plagiarism in literature reviews and research reports? About a month later, Dr James had a research meeting with Astrid to discuss her review and report, and his comments on, and interpretation of her work. Rather surprisingly he found the discussion to be somewhat one-sided, consisting mainly of Dr James elaborating on the points he was making regarding her work, suggesting possible research directions she might profitably wish to follow, but with very little input from Astrid herself.

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