Guiding without prescribing – A structured image approach to postgraduate research support

Acquaye, David and Pownall, Ian (2021) Guiding without prescribing – A structured image approach to postgraduate research support. The International Journal of Management Education, 19 (2). p. 100509. ISSN 1472-8117

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2021.100509

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Abstract

Effective postgraduate research support and student success continues to be a challenge for many Higher Education Institutions (HEI). In this paper we introduce and outline the development of an original and innovative structured approach to doctoral research, developed within a northwest UK university business school. Viewing the commencement of doctoral research as a complex situation, we outline a well-defined concept which has its roots embedded in the engagement and scaffolding of new doctoral students at the commencement of their studies. Initial feedback is highly positive from participants and we draw conclusions on the merit of the approach and scope for its further development. Our ultimate aim is to provide a structured ‘roadmap’ for doctoral students, in order to support their development as a nascent researcher, but also to help ease the often personal significant disquiet experienced at the outset of the journey.

Keywords:Pedagogy
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:46327
Deposited On:08 Oct 2021 15:18

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