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Longitudinal Studies of Cognitive Change among Students and Their Supervisors in the Course of Research Supervision Leading to a PhD

Kandiko, Camille B. and Kinchin, Ian M. and Hay, David B. (2008) Longitudinal Studies of Cognitive Change among Students and Their Supervisors in the Course of Research Supervision Leading to a PhD. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 500-507. ISBN 978-9985-58-585-6

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Abstract

This project uses concept mapping and interview techniques to track changes in knowledge and understanding among students and their supervisors in the course of full-time research towards a PhD. The on-going work measures both cognitive change in the specific subjects that are the topic for research and in the understanding of the process of PhD level research and supervision. The data makes a unique contribution to our knowledge of research processes and an understanding of the ways in which knowledge is created by research. It also helps to provide documentary evidence of the ways in which supervisors can act to facilitate learning and discovery. In order to ensure that the results are applicable as widely as possible, the study group includes students and supervisors from among the natural and applied sciences, the arts and humanities and clinical practice. The approach is essentially ethnographic and comprises detailed case study analysis rather than any broad inferential comparison.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008, Research on and with Concept Mapping
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2015 11:55
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2015 11:55
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/367

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