Journal article

'What do I even call this?' Challenges and possibilities of undertaking a thesis by publication

Margaret K Merga, Shannon Mason, Julia E Morris

Journal of Further and Higher Education | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019


In the current field of doctoral education, there is a range of possible approaches presented to doctoral candidates. The Thesis by Publication (TBP) is an option increasingly offered by universities around the world and adopted by candidates in diverse fields. As the approach gains in popularity in response to the demands of modern academia, there is a need to better understand the limitations and possibilities associated with completing a TBP. This paper reports on a survey of 246 recently conferred doctoral candidates from Australian universities, who shared their personal experiences of successfully completing a TBP, with particular focus on the challenges and benefits. The challenges of..

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