Students and supervision: The views of postgraduate research students in education on supervision

Year: 1994

Author: van der Heide, George

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper reports on the supervision of research students from the students' perspective. A questionnaire was sent out to postgraduate students enrolled in thesis units in the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra as an enclosure to the inaugural newsletter for postgraduate students. A return rate of 32% was obtained. Data on students' level of satisfaction in a number of specific areas from topic selection to feedback on written work to respect for intellectual property rights will be discussed, as well as what students saw as their own responsibilities. Implications for how students and supervisors could work better together will be presented.