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Institutional Perspectives
Institutional perspectives

The turn to digital in the conception, design, supervision, production and examination of dissertations and theses might be said to have significant implications for institutions: graduate schools, doctoral schools, senior academic bodies and their administrators. It is the institutions who set the parameters for study and who award the degrees. In many ways, they are the gatekeepers of how knowledge is presented; and certainly they control how research is presented for academic awards. It is thus appropriate that the first section of the present handbook is devoted to institutional perspectives.

In the opening chapter, Erik Borg and Stephen Boyd Davis take a historical perspective, looking in particular at the relationship between the means of production and the nature of the thesis that is ...

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