• Aligning student and supervisor perspectives of research challenges 

      Albertyn, Ruth; Van Coller-Peter, Salome; Morrison, John (SUN MeDIA, 2016)
      Introduction: The coursework to me was like riding a mountain bike on a mountain bike trail. It was tough at times, but a great adventure. The more you rode, the more skilful you became, both technically and theoretically. ...
    • Becoming doctorate as an endpoint and a point of departure 

      Bitzer, Eli; Leshem, Shosh; Trafford, Vernon (SUN MeDIA, 2016)
      INTRODUCTION: There are generic features of ‘the doctorate’ that transcend disciplines, universities and doctoral procedures. Perspectives on doctoral outcomes include features of received wisdom, which scholars often refer ...
    • Journeying with higher education studies and research: A personal perspective 

      Bitzer, Eli (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2009)
      This chapter captures different ‘stages’ of the development of my own journey with the field of higher education (HE) studies and research. It reflects change and development of the field from personal experiences covering ...
    • Making sense of research in higher education 

      Plowright, David (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2016)
      I was meeting with E about the problems that postgraduate researchers experience when carrying out their research. E was a well-respected and eminent professor from Stellenbosch University. I had known him for about four ...
    • A multi-level researcher development framework to address contrasting views of student research challenges 

      Albertyn, R.; Van Coller-Peter, S.; Morrison, J. (HESA, 2018)
      Ensuring quality and completion of students’ research places pressure on postgraduate supervisors. Postgraduate students’ primary interest in theoretical and practical knowledge rather than research, influences the completion ...
    • PHD by publication : an institutional analysis 

      Frick, Liezel (SUN MeDIA, 2016)
      INTRODUCTION: PhD1 theses generally follow one of two different formats. Firstly there is the (more traditional) monograph, which is written as a unified and coherent work, and which is most commonly found in non-laboratory ...