Exploring supervisory support in an Australian university: perspectives of doctoral students in an education faculty

Satariyan, Adnan and Getenet, Seyum and Gube, Jan and Muhammad, Yaar (2015) Exploring supervisory support in an Australian university: perspectives of doctoral students in an education faculty. Journal of the Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association, 46. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1320-2480

Abstract

This study investigates doctoral students’ beliefs and experiences on the support they received from their supervisors in an Australian University. To this end, 25 doctoral students in the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania participated in this study. Data were collected through an online survey and follow up interviews. The survey results show that doctoral students tend to prefer having a supervisory team which shares a similar disciplinary area to theirs. The interview data have also revealed that doctoral students received, wished to receive and/or sought support in the following areas: research direction, methodology, emotional support and administrative procedures.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 08:09
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 00:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: doctoral students’ needs; supervisory support; doctoral learning; postgraduate education; higher degree research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27972

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