A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors (2nd Edition)

Taylor, S., Kiley M. and Humphrey, R. (2018)

London, Routledge


Across the globe, doctoral education is in the throes of change. Diversification, regulation and proliferation are just a few of the developments that pose major challenges for those supervising doctoral candidates.

The second edition of A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors has been fully updated to assist doctoral supervisors in the role.

Historically, it has been presumed that being an experienced researcher was enough in itself to guarantee effective supervision/​This has always been a dubious presumption and it ahs become an untenable one in the light of global developments in the doctorate itself and in the candidate population which have transformed the demands upon expectations of supervisors.

This handbook will assist new and experienced supervisors to respond to these changes.

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