Jenni Keskinen
University of Helsinki
Publications 6
#1Kirsi Pyhältö (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 20
#2Jenna Vekkaila (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 7
Last.Jenni Keskinen (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 6
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Although supervision has been identified as one of the central determinants of the doctoral experience, there is still an insufficient understanding of the ways in which supervisors and doctoral students perceive supervisory activities. The study focuses on exploring the fit between doctoral students’ and supervisors’ perceptions of who are involved in supervision, the frequency of supervision and the main task of the supervisor, and further, how the perceived fit contributes to students’ satisf...
36 CitationsSource
#1Kirsti LonkaH-Index: 32
#2Angela ChowH-Index: 28
Last.Kirsi PyhältöH-Index: 20
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This study investigated PhD students’ conceptions of writing and how they saw themselves as writers. The Writing Process Questionnaire was created to analyse PhD students’ ideas of academic writing. In addition, it was of interest, what the relation between conceptions of writing and the PhD students’ well-being was. The participants were 669 PhD students from a major Finnish university who volunteered to fill in a questionnaire. The present study covered scales for measuring six distinct theore...
14 CitationsSource
#1Kai Hakkarainen (UTU: University of Turku)H-Index: 30
#2Susanna Wires (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 1
Last.Kirsi Pyhältö (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 20
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge-creating agency by examining doctoral students' accounts of their pursuits, using structured interviews. We examined all of the talk apparently related to agency of 13 doctoral students taking part in collective doctoral training in two, highly regarded Finnish research communities (natural science and medicine). The doctoral process involved the participants pursuing article-based theses based on collectively shared research problems...
8 CitationsSource
#1Jenna Vekkaila (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 7
#2Kirsi Pyhältö (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 20
Last.Kirsti Lonka (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 32
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Purpose – This article is intended to contribute towards furthering the understanding of researcher development as demonstrated by doctoral students' learning within scholarly communities. The article does this by reporting the findings of a study that explored the students' key learning experiences during their doctoral journey.Design/methodology/approach – The 19 participants were natural science doctoral students from a top‐level research community in Finland. The data were collected through ...
19 CitationsSource
The literature emphasizes the importance of integrating doctoral students into scholarly communities and practices at the very beginning of their studies. Although the importance of student participation in a scholarly community has been recognized empirical evidence concerning the quality of participation that promotes such engagement is scarce. This study focuses on exploring doctoral students’ sense of relational agency in terms of their scholarly communities and how this is related to study ...
31 CitationsSource
This study explores the fit between doctoral students and their working environment by analyzing students’ and supervisors’ perceptions of resources and challenges involved in the doctoral process. The data were collected using online surveys. Altogether 1184 doctoral students and 431 supervisors completed the survey. The results suggest that the fit between the doctoral students’ and supervisors’ perceptions of resources and challenges is linked to the doctoral students’ satisfaction with their...
32 CitationsSource