The reflections of a new researcher: the spiralling vortex of a doctoral journey

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Carter, Susan. 2013. "The reflections of a new researcher: the spiralling vortex of a doctoral journey." Midgley, Warren, Trimmer, Karen and Davies, Andy (ed.) Metaphors for, in and of education research. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 104-117
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The reflections of a new researcher: the spiralling vortex of a doctoral journey

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1417
Book TitleMetaphors for, in and of education research
Authors
AuthorCarter, Susan
EditorsMidgley, Warren, Trimmer, Karen and Davies, Andy
Page Range104-117
Chapter Number7
Number of Pages14
Year2013
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of PublicationNewcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
ISBN9781443843980
Abstract

There is mounting research that the doctoral journey is difficult, time consuming and at times all consuming. The journey is stressful, full of heightened emotions, from ecstasy to devastation. Doctoral students need strategies in order to achieve their goal and maintain their well-being. This paper discusses university, collective group and individual practices that may enable those coping with stressors to maintain their well-being. It investigates some of the stressors faced by doctoral students and early career researchers, through the metaphor of a vortex and highlights some of the strategies that can be useful in promoting well-being.

Keywordswell-being; stress; student doctoral journey; interpretivist
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
390404. Educational counselling
399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
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© 2013 by Warren Midgley, Karen Trimmer and Andy Davies and contributors. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner.
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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