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.

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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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ID Code: 32866
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Thesis examination, Practice Based Research, Quality of a dissertation, HERN
ISSN: 1052-0147
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 NOVA Science Publishers, Inc
Deposited On: 24 Jun 2010 03:44
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:43

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