Research supervision by Pam Parkerarker

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  • 1. Dr Pam Parker & Dr Naomi Hammond
  • 2.
    • Spend five minutes thinking about your supervision experiences
    • What works really well?
    • What changes if any would you like?
    • We will share these as a group
    • http://moodle.city.ac.uk/mod/resource/view.php?r=357&frameset=ims&page=16
  • 3.
    • Getting the right supervision is key to your success
    • This includes having a supervisor who knows your topic and research approach
    • Your supervisor being someone you can get on
    • You and your supervisor agreeing a way of working that suits
    • No two supervisors will work the same way and so there are a range of approaches used
  • 4.
    • This is a very practical approach
    • The supervisor tends to follow the PhD pathway so from you starting to ethics, to upgrade, submission and viva
    • Has a project management approach
    • Focused on developing skills
    • Have a set approach on working with you and provides deadlines
  • 5.
    • In this approach there is an apprenticeship feel
    • This approach is about you becoming a member of the academic community
    • Supervisor acts as a gatekeeper to resources but provides specific expertise personally
    • Tends to have control over what is happening
  • 6.
    • Seen as essential to a PhD
    • Requires having a conceptual framework which can be justified
    • Addressing gaps, boundaries and methodology
    • Moves from dependence to independence
  • 7.
    • This is a process
    • Support, mentoring and sponsoring are important
    • Key tasks and activities are included
    • Again move towards independence
  • 8.
    • Developing a good working relationship and ways of working
    • Knowing what is expected
    • Knowing how contact will be made and who is responsible
    • Knowing what records need to be kept
    • Knowing how to approach problems
  • 9.
    • In groups use one of the scenarios and discuss how you would approach some of these issues
  • 10.
    • Why?
    • ensure that you are meeting with your supervisor(s) regularly and that you are making good academic progress
    • enable you to identify any training needs, raise any issues of resource and discuss career development opportunities
    • provide you with the opportunity to discuss any areas of concern with your supervisor(s) before they escalate out of control
    • How?
    • through regular written reports including annual reports
    • through an e-Portfolio, such as PebblePad or through Research And Progress
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