Monthly Archives: May 2011

Not a one-stop shop – Knowing when to refer the research student to others

There can be a sense when you are a research supervisor that you become all things to all people. An alternative mode of operation is recognising your own limits and knowing when to refer a student to another professional. I … Continue reading

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How can you tell when there has been a contribution to knowledge (in a doctoral research study)?

Doctoral research, by definition, usually involves a contribution to knowledge. This requirement is often made explicit in the various university policies which define the nature of their doctoral degrees. As an examiner of dissertations, this is one of the elements … Continue reading

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Developing a research project plan

When a research student is developing their research proposal, they are often required to produce a project plan to show how their proposed process of research will unfold, and how it can be undertaken in the prescribed completion deadlines. This … Continue reading

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