How do doctoral students interpret the idea of being part of a doctoral community at an English Business School?

Stoten, David (2019) How do doctoral students interpret the idea of being part of a doctoral community at an English Business School? Qualitative Research Journal, 20 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1443-9883

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-02-2019-0014

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to elicit the views of students on their experiences of being part of a doctoral community. In doing so, this paper will shed light on the success of doctoral schools and the degree to which students identify with the wider community of postgraduate researchers. Design/methodology/approach: This research adopted an in-depth interview method based on interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Findings: The findings indicate that Higher Education still has some way to go before all students identify as being part of a doctoral school. The data suggest that significant differences exist between PhD and Doctor of Business Administration students on their perceptions of being part of a doctoral community. Originality/value: This paper contributes to the growing corpus of work produced through IPA, and also provides insights into the development of a doctoral school.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interpretative phenomenological analysis, Business school, Doctoral students, Social network theory
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 14:27
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 13:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39207

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