Monthly Archives: October 2013

What constitutes relevant knowledge about a research student?

When I present workshops (or cabarets) on research supervision, particularly the relational aspects of research supervision, I often draw on the lyrics of Stephen Sondheim’s song from ‘Company’, the little things we do together. One particular line refers to ‘It’s … Continue reading

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Supporting the final (dissertation) chapter

There would appear to be very little written about the last chapter of a dissertation, and even less about how a research supervisor can support the student in this final important effort. There are multiple metaphors of sustaining oneself through … Continue reading

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Negotiating delivery of research supervision service

Since discussions about research supervision started in the mid 1980s there has been talk about the importance of the student negotiating with their supervisor about a delivery of service. Some of this emerged in the literature under a banner of … Continue reading

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