Supervisory Skills for Researchers

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This module aims to encourage existing or potential supervisors to extend their knowledge, skills and expertise in the area of supervisory strategies both at undergraduate and postgraduate level and their awareness of current issues in research supervision.

LO1 Critically reflect on various approaches to research supervision both at undergraduate and graduate level
LO2 Evaluate good research supervision practice for each stage of the project cycle
LO3 Evaluate approaches to constructive criticism as part of the obligations of a research supervisor
LO4 Evaluate the ethical implications of issues in a variety of research contexts
LO5 Critically reflect on the practice of maintaining appropriate records in line with good supervisory methods
LO6 Critique current issues and developments in research supervision practice at national and international levels

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Supervisory skills for researchers

Conversation on Effective Project Management

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(estimated time to complete the task: 1 hour)

Compile a presentation on how important is the role of an effective supervisor In your research project?

  • Additional Resources
●        Adrian Eley and Rowena Murray 2009, How to be an effective supervisor: best practice in research student supervision, 11, Open University Press England [ISBN: 978-033522295]

●        Brew, A. & Lucas, L. (Eds.) 2009, Academic Research and Researchers, Open University Press and Society for Research into Higher Education. London

Supplementary Book Resources
●        Efklides, A & P. Misailidi (Eds.) 2010, Trends and Prospects in Metacognition Research – “University teachers engaged in critical self-regulation – How may they influence their students?”, Springer New York

●        Angela Brew 2001, The nature of research: inquiry in academic contexts, Routledge Falmer London [ISBN: 0415214076]

●        Brew, A. & Sachs, J. (Eds.) 2007, Transforming a University: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Practice., Sydney University Press Sydney NSW

Recommended Article/Paper Resources
●        Mick Healey & Alan Jenkins 2009, Developing undergraduate research and inquiry, Higher Education Academy

●        Mick Healey 2015, Assessing capstone projects and dissertations, Hong Kong University, WISE Assessment Briefing 4

Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
●        Wright 2016, ‘The Research Journey: Through the Lens of the Adult Learner’, Journal of Studies in Education, Vol.6. No.1 [ISSN: 2162-6952]

●        McAleese, M., Bladh, A., Berger, V., Bode, C., Muehlfeit, J., Petrin, T., Schiesaro, A., Tsoukalis, L. 2013, EU high level group: train the professors to teach, European Commission: High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education”, REPORT TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ON Improving the quality of teaching and learning in Europe’s higher education institutions,, 18 June

Other Resources
●        Website: Higher Education &Training Awards Council 2010, Reseach Degree Programme Policy & Criteria

●        Website: The Quality Assurance Agency of Higher Education 2004, Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education Section 1: Postgraduate research programmes ure/codeOfPractice/section1/postgrad2004 .pdf

●        Website: Society for Research in Higher Education 2010, Issues in Postgraduate Supervision ng_form_1-9.pdf