The role of new doctoral supervisors in higher education - a reflective view of literature and experience using two case studies

Denis Feather, Kathryn Elizabeth McDermott

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This paper looks at works of various authors on the supervision of doctoral students and their expectations. We aim through reading, experience and reflection to offer a logical framework that will aid in the better understanding of the process for those new to supervision. The two authors draw upon experience as new supervisors via the use of case studies applied to current literature, and identify some of the pitfalls they may come into contact with. To this end, the models and works of Hockey, Argyris, and Lewin are applied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-176
Number of pages12
JournalResearch in Post-Compulsory Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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