A comparative autoethnographic lens on the doctorate as told by a supervisor and a doctoral candidate

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Ryan, Naomi and Mulligan, Deborah L.. 2023. "A comparative autoethnographic lens on the doctorate as told by a supervisor and a doctoral candidate." Anteliz, Emilio A., Mulligan, Deborah L. and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Autoethnography in Educational Research. Oxon, United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 137-147
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A comparative autoethnographic lens on the doctorate as told by a supervisor and a doctoral candidate

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3137
Book TitleThe Routledge International Handbook of Autoethnography in Educational Research
AuthorsRyan, Naomi (Author) and Mulligan, Deborah L. (Author)
EditorsAnteliz, Emilio A., Mulligan, Deborah L. and Danaher, Patrick Alan
Page Range137-147
SeriesRoutledge International Handbooks
Chapter Number12
Number of Pages11
Year2023
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationOxon, United Kingdom
ISBN9781032119922
9781003222552
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/b23046-14
Web Address (URL)https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/b23046-14/comparative-autoethnographic-lens-doctorate-told-supervisor-doctoral-candidate-naomi-ryan-deborah-mulligan?context=ubx&refId=f7de3b75-78c6-4235-ad54-d73297f44d41
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Much scholarship has been dedicated to the issue of doctoral supervisory praxis and life as a doctoral student. This chapter views the act of supervision through the experiential lens of a supervisor (Naomi) and a student (Debbie). It is our contention that building and maintaining a healthy doctoral relationship is the responsibility of both parties and at the heart of the matter, there are really only three essential questions that should be asked of both supervisor and student: 'What do you bring to the doctoral relationship?'; 'What do you bring to the doctoral process?'; and 'What are you most afraid of?' Naomi tells her story from the perspective of a novice doctoral supervisor who values her connections with her students and seeks to widen her skill set. Debbie is a relatively experienced doctoral student in that she is currently undertaking her second doctorate.

KeywordsEducation, Research Methods
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
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