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The ideal PhD researcher has no baggage

Thouaille, Marie-Alix (2017) The ideal PhD researcher has no baggage. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (26 Sep 2017). Website.

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The way institutions conceptualise doctoral candidates – as individuals without baggage, able to devote all their time to their research – has very real consequences for those who do not fit this profile. Marie-Alix Thouaille reports on recent research into the professional development behaviours and experiences of doctoral and early-career researchers. Findings reveal that many diverse factors, from funding status and caring responsibilities to the location of one’s institution, can contribute to PhD researchers experiencing highly unequal access to professional development opportunities.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 21:11

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