Category Archives: research supervision supporting a research culture

Acquiring an understanding of the culture

Over the course of the past week I had two different coffee encounters with fellow students. The first was in my regular coffee shop and I was approached by another student who, in broken english, asked what one did with … Continue reading

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Looking for signs of quality in the research culture.

On a regular basis, the waterways around Australia are extensively investigated and a report is made to the community about their quality. The investigators look at a range of factors. The longevity of these studies provides additional information over time … Continue reading

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Research culture and the graduate centres

Graduate centres are a relatively new concept in higher degree research. They appear to have formally emerged as governments placed fiscal pressure on universities to ensure a quota of graduations, although they have informally existed where ever there have been … Continue reading

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Developing a research culture through Co-authoring

Research has always been associated with publication and disseminating the knowledge that has emerged from a research study. In essence, this is the way in which the contribution to knowledge is made, through a variety of publications.   Since the … Continue reading

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Developing a research culture through supervision meetings.

The core relationship within a research degree is the supervisory one. As with an understanding of any culture, it is influenced by the first people from that culture with whom we make contact. The same applies to research, hence the … Continue reading

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Research supervision as research culture developer

The idea of research culture is one which, compared to some other topics associated with research supervision, has been rare. Schein (1990), writing about Organisational Culture is often credited with bringing the term into the vernacular. He recognised the provenance … Continue reading

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Dilemmas of the research culture

When we visit another country there are (for many) expectations of exposure to a new culture. Sometimes this is preempted by reading about the culture so that there are some expectations about what you will encounter. Part of experiencing a … Continue reading

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