Supporting higher degree research collaboration

Gasson, Susan C., and Bruce, Christine (2019) Supporting higher degree research collaboration. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 10 (3). pp. 189-199.

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This theoretical paper demonstrates the value of a collaborative research culture framework (Gasson & Bruce, 2018a), featuring trust and respect as core elements of healthy collaborations, to support the research success of Higher Degree Research (HDR) students. Higher Degree Research is a term used in Australia to reference Doctoral and Master by Research programs. We propose that by positioning collaboration as part of a research culture built on trust and respect, discussion about and development of healthy collaborative research culture will be facilitated. A healthy culture is defined as one that supports sustainable and productive collaborative research.The applications of the framework demonstrate the role the framework can play in supporting researchers to understand, engage in and manage collaborations. Reflection on discussions to date has led to our view that collaborative success requires a unique set of skills (i.e., skills in the development of a collaborative research culture) and that the framework provides a deliberate and overt way of supporting development of those skills.The framework helps HDRs develop the capacity to build healthy collaborative research cultures vital for their research productivity and longer term success as researchers.

Item ID: 59140
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2398-4686
Keywords: Research Collaboration, Measurement and Evaluation, Cultural Framework
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Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 00:58
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