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Postgraduate education and training in the social sciences : processes and products

Author: Robert G Burgess
Publisher: London ; Bristol, Pa. : J. Kingsley, 1994.
Series: Higher education policy series, 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to postgraduate education and training in the social sciences. It covers the concept of quality in the PhD; styles and strategies of supervision; the process of supervision in years 1-3; and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Postgraduate education and training in the social sciences.
London ; Bristol, Pa. : J. Kingsley, 1994
(OCoLC)606112266
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Burgess
ISBN: 185302533X 9781853025334
OCLC Number: 31293846
Description: vii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction, Robert C. Burgess. Part 1 The process of supervision: "a necessary duty?" Motives and meanings amongst PhD supervisors, John Hockey, Christopher Pole and Robert Burgess; Free range or battery laid - doing a PhD in three social sciences, Odette Parry, Paul Atkinson and Sara Delamont; for better or for worse - research students and their supervisors, Sandra Acker, Edith Black and Tim Hill. Part 2 Issues of quality: supervisors and students perceptions of social science research courses, Michael Youngman; the development of writing skills in doctoral research students, M. Torrance, G.V. Thomas, and E.J. Robinson; quality in the PhD - points at which quality may be assessed, Estelle M. Phillips. Part 3 Completion and employment: social science research degrees - completion times and rates, David Dunkerly and Jeffrey Weeks; the labour market for doctoral social scientists, Richard Pearson, Ian Seccombe, Geoffrey Pike and Helen Connor; training in quantitative methods for postgraduate social scientists - the view for the other side of the fence, Martin Bulmer, Aubrey McKennell and Cheryl Shconhardt-Bailey.
Series Title: Higher education policy series, 19.
Responsibility: edited by Robert G. Burgess.

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