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. ISSN 1443-9883 (In Press)

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

Abstract

This paper explores how students interpret being part of a doctoral community, with a particular focus on the social and affective dimensions to membership of a doctoral school. It provides the views of a range of students reading for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Business Administration at an English Business School, and draws from Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis for its research methodology. The findings suggest that far from identifying with the wider doctoral community, students tend to see themselves as being part of a smaller group, usually defined in terms of the qualification studied and their status within the university. This paper reports on the diversity of these standpoints, and the differing ways students interpret others within the doctoral community.

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 > Corporate and Executive Development
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 14:27
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39207

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