Making Supervision Work For You discusses the entire supervision process from the student’s perspective, as well as considering the supervisor’s viewpoint and constraints. The author covers all phases of the student’s ‘journey’, from induction through to final completion and examination of the thesis and the viva voce. The book illustrates many of the key issues in supervision by drawing upon extensive material from recent interviews with a range of supervisors and students.
Chapter 1: Opening up the Supervision Process
Opening up the Supervision Process
Is Supervision Important?
Of course, my own answer is yes – otherwise I would not be writing this book. What about the views of others? A book chapter by Hill et al., back in 1994, highlighted several claims made prior to that time by different authors:
- Supervision is ‘crucial’ (Burnett, 1977: 17; Phillips and Pugh, 1987: 22).
- Supervision is ‘pivotal’ (Council of Graduate Schools, ...