Shaping a Doctorate Together"- Guidelines for Doctoral Candidates
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In case you want to feel a little better about your dysfunctional relationship with your thesis adviser: Here are some horror stories about professors.

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Barbara E. Lovitts, Leaving the Ivory Tower: The Causes and Consequences of Departure from Doctoral Study (2001)


Carey Denholm  (Author), Terry Evans (Author), Supervising Doctorates Downunder: Keys to Effective Supervision in Australia and New Zealand (2007)


From Project Supervision to Advising: New Conceptions of the Practice

Boud, David; Costley, Carol

Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v44 n2 p119-130 May 2007


Troubling talk: assembling the PhD candidate

Mewburn, I 2011, 'Troubling talk: assembling the PhD candidate', Studies In Continuing Education, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 321-332. 


Higher education homogeneity on the rise worldwide

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Boud, D. and Costley, C. (2007). From project supervision to advising: new conceptions of the practice, Innovations in Education and Teaching International , 44, 2, 119-130.



Thorsten Gruber, Academic sell-out: how an obsession with metrics and rankings is damaging academia

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In universities obsessed with research here’s what falls between the cracks



Pedagogical issues in research education



The PhD and the Autonomous Self: gender, rationality and postgraduate pedagogy * Lesley Johnson, Alison Lee & Bill Green 



Nature's guide for mentors

Adrian Lee, Carina Dennis & Philip Campbell