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Making research supervision work for you

Nancy-Jane Lee Associate head of school (research) and director, Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Salford, UK

Nancy-Jane Lee examines strategies for getting the most out of doctoral research supervision

Doctoral students face a number of challenges during research. Guidance and support is provided through research supervision. However, an individual new to the process may find identifying an appropriate supervisor difficult and be unaware of strategies that can be employed to make the most out of the process. This paper outlines the characteristics of doctoral research supervision and the minimum standards required in the United Kingdom. I will present practical strategies gleaned from my experience as a student and doctoral supervisor, along with potential ethical issues relating to doctoral supervision. The intention is to enable doctoral students to have the confidence, knowledge and skills to enhance their supervision experience and increase the chance of doctoral success.

Nurse Researcher. 17, 2, 44-51. doi: 10.7748/nr2010.01.17.2.44.c7461

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