The Process Of Examining Research Degrees: Some Issues Of Quality

S.D. Powell, C. McCauley

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    Abstract

    This paper reports the findings of a small survey of the views of individual academics in relation to four issues regarding research degree examiners: the use of their reports, the scope of criteria they use to make judgements and the assessment remit given to them, their training and the criteria used for their appointment. The responses indicate lack of consensus on almost all points and suggest some fundamental differences of view on the nature of research degree study, its subsequent examination and on the roles of examiners within the assessment process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-84
    JournalQuality Assurance in Education
    Volume11
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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