Tinkler, P. and Jackson, C. (2000) Examining the Doctorate: institutional policy and the PhD examination process in Britain. Studies in Higher Education, 25 (2). pp. 167-180. ISSN 0307-5079Full text not available from this repository.
In this article the authors attempt to shed some light on the PhD examination process, a process that is arguably far less transparent than those at other levels of British higher education. More specifically, the authors focus upon institutional policy from a sample of 20 British universities and attempt to document policy and interrogate the principles underpinning guidelines governing examination practices. They examine definitions of what constitutes a doctorate and policies governing a range of practices that are integral to the examination process. The research reveals that although there is a large degree of inter-institutional consistency regarding key criteria for the award of a PhD, close inspection of institutional policy suggests that the PhD examination is in fact conceptualised and operationalised in diverse ways.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Studies in Higher Education|
|Subjects:||L Education > L Education (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Yaling Zhang|
|Deposited On:||09 Dec 2009 12:06|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2016 01:10|
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