Exploring supervisory support in an Australian university: Perspectives of doctoral students in an education faculty

Adnan SATARIYAN, Seyum GETENET, Jan Christian C GUBE, Yaar MUHAMMAD

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Abstract

This study investigates doctoral students' beliefs and experiences on the support they received from their supervisors in an Australian university. To this end, 25 doctoral students in the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania participated in this study. Data were collected through an online survey and follow up interviews. The survey results show that doctoral students tend to prefer having a supervisory team which shares a similar disciplinary area to theirs. The interview data have also revealed that doctoral students received, wished to receive and/or sought support in the following areas: research direction, methodology, emotional support and administrative procedures. Copyright © 2015 The Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
JournalJournal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association
Volume46
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

Citation

Satariyan, A., Getenet, S., Gube, J., & Muhammad, Y. (2015). Exploring supervisory support in an Australian university: Perspectives of doctoral students in an education faculty. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, 46, 1-12.

Keywords

  • Doctoral students’ needs
  • Supervisory support
  • Doctoral learning
  • Postgraduate education
  • Higher degree research

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