Do research thesis examiners need training? : practitioner stories
Sankaran, Shankar , Swepson, Pam , & Hill, Geof W. (2005) Do research thesis examiners need training? : practitioner stories. The Qualitative Report, 10(4), pp. 817-835.
We are thesis examiners within the Australian academic system who formed a “community of practice” to try to resolve some of the issues we were facing. Stories of examiners reflecting on and examining their own practice are a notable silence in the higher degree research literature. In this study we have adopted a storytelling inquiry method that involved telling our practitioner stories, firstly to each other and then to a wider audience through this paper. We then identified issues that we believe are relevant to other thesis examiners. We have also found that engaging in a “community of practice” is itself a valuable form of examiner professional development. Key Words: Thesis Examiner Training, Storytelling, and Practitioner Research
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Thesis examination, Practice Based Research, Quality of a dissertation, HERN|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 NOVA Science Publishers, Inc|
|Deposited On:||24 Jun 2010 13:44|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 03:43|
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