The Good Supervisor: Supervising Postgraduate and Undergraduate Research for Doctoral Theses and Dissertations (Palgrave Research Skills)

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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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ISBN-13: 9780230246218
ISBN-10: 0230246214
Pagini: 576
Ilustrații: 18 figures
Dimensiuni: 138 x 216 x 33 mm
Greutate: 0.7 kg
Ediția: Nouă
Editura: Macmillan Education UK
Colecția Red Globe Press
Seria Palgrave Research Skills

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


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.

Notă biografică

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.


  • 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