KEY FEATURES: A focus on the actual process and value of shared learning is emphasized with the inclusion of research from peer learning groups, contributed narratives, and the authors’ own programs. Inclusion of themes such as joy, experimentation, and creativity serve as guideposts for doctoral learning and ease anxieties regarding performance. End-of-chapter lists of practical tips summarize the main learning points that can be drawn from each chapter. Cross-disciplinary applicability makes the book appropriate for use in such fields as education, political science, and business administration.

Peers and Masters Are Everywhere

Lene Tanggaard Charlotte Wegener


Purpose: The purpose of the present chapter is to discuss the diverse range of learning resources beyond the formal supervisory relationship.

Central message: Strategies for writing are essential throughout the doctoral journey as a means for both learning and production. A distributed notion of apprenticeship allows for a variety of inspirational writing sources.

Takeaways: Writing is the main activity for passing on and exchanging ideas in the research community. Additionally, writing is itself a kind of data collection and a method of inquiry that must be practiced and elaborated throughout the research journey.

Keywords: Writing, researcher identity, writing groups, emotions, experience, sharing, knowledge brokering, a safe training environment, generosity, intuition, ...

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