Seeking superaddressees: research collaboration in a doctoral supervisory relationship

Midgley, Warren and Henderson, Robyn and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2010) Seeking superaddressees: research collaboration in a doctoral supervisory relationship. In: Sustaining synergies: collaborative research and researching collaboration. Post Pressed, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, Australia. ISBN 978-1-921214-74-5

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Abstract

One key potential research collaboration is the relationship between doctoral students and their supervisors. While this relationship is vital to training new researchers and expanding knowledge frontiers, it is fraught with the risks of miscommunication, exploitation and learned dependency. This chapter presents an account of a small section of a digitally-recorded conversation among the authors: a current doctoral student and his principal and associate supervisors. The account is presented as three reflections on the data, with an analysis centred on M. M. Bakhtin’s concept of ‘superaddressee’ or ‘third listener’ who is implicitly called on by each speaker in the conversation to support her or his view of what doctoral supervision should entail. Seeking to make these superaddressees explicit and involving them in ongoing dialogue with the authors constitute an effective strategy for enhancing effective research collaboration and sustaining the doctoral supervisory relationship.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 7. Accepted version deposited with blanket permission of publisher. Held USQ Library 001.4 Sus
Depositing User: Mr Warren Midgley
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 02:40
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 01:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: superaddressee; doctoral supervision; doctoral supervisory relationship
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9173

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