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Team-based PhDs would address the isolation caused by current doctoral programmes and improve the efficiency, quality and impact of research

Kirchherr, Julian (2018) Team-based PhDs would address the isolation caused by current doctoral programmes and improve the efficiency, quality and impact of research. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (11 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Most PhD students think of their doctorate as a lone undertaking. This may be why a high proportion leave graduate school without finishing, and has also been identified as a contributing factor to the mental health problems experienced by many PhD students. Julian Kirchherr argues that tackling the PhD as a team project would be more beneficial. The team would permanently support, but also challenge, the student, boosting the efficiency, quality, and impact of the work. Such a move would represent a long overdue disruption of the current PhD model, and a necessary departure from the isolating culture that is proving detrimental to so many students.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2021 15:27
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109267

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