'It's a PhD, not a Nobel Prize': How experienced examiners assess research theses

@article{Mullins2002ItsAP,
  title={'It's a PhD, not a Nobel Prize': How experienced examiners assess research theses},
  author={Gerald Patrick Mullins and Margaret Kiley},
  journal={Studies in Higher Education},
  year={2002},
  volume={27},
  pages={369 - 386}
}
Research to date on the examination process for postgraduate research theses has focused largely on the deconstruction of examiners' reports. This article reports on a study of the processes that experienced examiners go through, and the judgements they make before writing their reports. A sample of 30 experienced examiners (defined as having examined the equivalent of at least five research theses over the last five years), from a range of disciplines in five universities was interviewed… Expand
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