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Top tips for PhD thesis examination: Nurse clinicians, researchers and novices


Cleary, M and Horsfall, J and Hunt, GE, Top tips for PhD thesis examination: Nurse clinicians, researchers and novices, Nurse Education Today, 32, (1) pp. 7-9. ISSN 0260-6917 (2012) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Copyright 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2011.08.004


Interestingly, there are very few guidelines in the literature to assist novice nurse PhD examiners. In this paper, we aim to provide information to nurses, researchers or early career academics who have little experience in assessing a university thesis. The article provides background information about recent changes in the university sector; overviews some research on experienced examiners views; presents factors that differentiate between high and low quality PhD theses; and outlines some pointers that may be useful when marking at the doctoral level.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107944
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-01
Last Modified:2017-12-21

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