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An alignment model for the research higher degree supervision process using repertory grids - reflections on application in practice in built environment research

Aranda-Mena, G and Gameson, RN 2012, 'An alignment model for the research higher degree supervision process using repertory grids - reflections on application in practice in built environment research' , Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 12 (3) , pp. 66-81.

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Abstract

From PhD-doing to PhD-done is not as from A to B. This research aims to improve the understanding of the complex relationship between doctoral research and the supervisory process. The research model developed utilises repertory-grids and discussion is presented in relation to the nature of factors contributing to successful completions. The paper is argumentative in nature and provides insights to a complex process which is largely untested. A supervisory model previously presented by the authors (Aranda-Mena & Gameson, 2004) is tested in two areas: (1) the research process and (2) personality factors. The research increases common understanding of what it takes to complete a PhD, and the supervisory challenges in such a long process. It is concluded that supervision is a key factor in completing a PhD, and in developing the intellectual, analytical and research skills expected of PhD graduates. The authors call for more research, both theoretical and, in particular, empirical, in this important area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Built environment, Doctorate, Research supervision.
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building
Publisher: UTS Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1837-9133
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Rod Gameson
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2013 22:58
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:55
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/28416

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