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PhD supervisors: invest more time

Published on May 1, 2017in Nature43.07
· DOI :10.1038/545158b
David A. McDonald1
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Published on May 1, 2017in Research Policy5.42
Katia Levecque16
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(UGent: Ghent University),
Frederik Anseel21
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(UGent: Ghent University)
+ 2 AuthorsLydia Gisle7
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Research policy observers are increasingly concerned about the potential impact of current academic working conditions on mental health, particularly in PhD students. The aim of the current study is threefold. First, we assess the prevalence of mental health problems in a representative sample of PhD students in Flanders, Belgium (N = 3659). Second, we compare PhD students to three other samples: (1) highly educated in the general population (N = 769); (2) highly educated employees (N = 592); an...
Published on Apr 5, 2017in Nature43.07
Eleftherios P. Diamandis97
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If you are terrified to meet with your supervisor, start with small doses, says Eleftherios Diamandis.
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Published on Nov 17, 2017in Active Learning in Higher Education2.29
David Hodgson4
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The examination of a PhD thesis marks an important stage in the PhD student journey. Here, the student’s research, thinking and writing are assessed by experts in their field. Yet, in the early stages of candidature, students often do not know what is expected of their thesis, nor what examiners will scrutinise and comment on. However, what examiners look for, expect and comment on has been the subject of recent research. This article synthesises the literature on examiner expectations into a fr...