This handbook sets out the processes and products of ‘digital’ research. It is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Topics covered include: How to make research more accessible The use of search engines and other sources to determine the scope of work Research training for students What will theses, dissertations and research reports look like in ten years' time? The storing and archiving of such research Ethics and methodologies in the field Intercultural issues The editors focus on advances in arts- and practice-based doctorates, and their application in other fields and disciplines. The contributions chart new territory for universities, research project directors, supervisors and research students regarding the nature and format of graduate and doctoral work, as well as research projects. Written by experienced practitioners, this handbook is an essential reference for researchers, supervisors and administrators on how to conduct and evaluate research projects in a digital and multimodal age.

A Modern PhD: Doctoral Education in Australian Universities in Digital Times

A Modern PhD: Doctoral Education in Australian Universities in Digital Times

Ilana Snyder Denise Beale


‘Global rethink on PhD as it loses its relevance’ was the headline in the higher education supplement of the Australian Financial Review (Mather, 2010). Although the broadsheet is aimed at a particular audience, the provocative words encapsulate several key aspects of recent academic debates, in Australia and elsewhere, that have focused on the future of the PhD. They suggest that the recognised international qualification is threatened with marginalisation unless it changes to suit new times in which digital technologies are ubiquitous, at least in the developed world and knowledge generation is at a premium. In the article, Mather represents the PhD as a ...

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