Supervision

Introduction This section contains recommendations for materials that will help in understanding  aspects of supervision for postgraduate research studies. This will be of help to students and also those new to supervision.


Quick

How do I select a good PhD supervisor?

Tara Brabazon gives tips on the qualities you might look for in a supervisor.

 

You and your PhD supervisor [from FindaPhD]

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Cryer, Pat. 2000. Interacting with your supervisors, in: The Research Student’s Guide to Success. pp83-95. Open University Press. pp.83-96
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Primary

Phillips, Estelle and Derek Pugh. 2010. How to get a PhD: a handbook for students and their supervisors. Open University Press.
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Delamont, Sarah, Paul Atkinson and Odette Parry. 2004. Supervising the Doctorate. Open University Press.
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Secondary

Brabazon, Tara. 2013. 10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you. Times Higher Education 11 July 2013. [Also see the YouTube videos]
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Bibliography

Cullen, David, Margot Pearson, Lawrence Saha and RH Spear. Establishing Effective PhD Supervision.
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Gill, Paul and Philip Gurnard. 2008. The student-supervisor relationship the PhD/Doctoral process, in: British Journal of Nursing, 2008, Vol. 17, No. 10
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Peters, Robert L. 1997. Getting What You Came For: the Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or Ph.D. New York: The Noonday Press.
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Wellcome Trust. Review of Wellcome Trust PhD Research Training: The supervisor perspective [has some valuable insights for PhD supervision generally] |  pdf  |  weblink  |  review  |