The continuing evolution of the research doctorate

Bernstein, Bianca L., Evans, Barbara, Fyffe, Jeannette, Halai, Nelofer, Hall, Fred L., Jensen, Hans Siggaard, Marsh, Helene, and Ortega, Suzanne (2014) The continuing evolution of the research doctorate. In: Nerad, Maresi, and Evans, Barbara, (eds.) Globalization and Its Impacts on the Quality of PhD Education: forces and forms in doctoral education worldwide. Global Perspectives on Higher Education (28). Springer, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, pp. 5-30.

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In this chapter, we offer a synthesis of international perspectives on the nature of the PhD, its contribution to original research, and the competencies and outcomes now expected of those completing a PhD.1 As a resource for all doctoral programs, this synthesis can provide a basis for (1) improving the quality of outcomes for all PhD students, (2) explicitly differentiating doctoral programs to promote understanding and diversity within a broadly accepted framework, (3) facilitating discussion among universities and governmental agencies about quality assurance and funding, and (4) promoting mobility among PhD holders by clarifying commonalities in the degree across countries and educational systems.

Item ID: 38324
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-94-6209-569-4
Keywords: PhD; education
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Funders: Center for Innovation in Graduate Education (CIRGE) at the University of Washington
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 06:40
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