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Holbrook, Allyson; Bourke, Sid; Lovat, Terence; Dally, Kerry – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2004
This paper outlines the procedures used in the textual analysis of examiner reports for 101 PhD candidates across disciplines in one Australian University. The method involves the use of QSR software. Three levels of findings are outlined. The first level is the coding categories that emerged out of reading the report text. There are five broad…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Examiners, Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations
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Holbrook, Allyson; Bourke, Sid – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2004
This paper focuses on doctoral assessment as an area that has been relatively neglected in higher education research. It then describes and justifies a mixed-method approach to the study of PhD examination processes and outcomes in Australia. The design is reported of a study including candidate and candidature information for approximately 800…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques