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.

The Role of Doctoral and Graduate Schools

The Role of Doctoral and Graduate Schools

Richard P.J. Freeman Andrew Tolmie


While we are all aware of the rapid changes in electronic devices and electronic communication, it is important to be aware of the changes that have also occurred in recent years in both the form of the doctorate and the expectations of what doing a doctorate is intended to achieve. Central to managing and leading such change within an academic institution is its Doctoral or Graduate School. In this chapter, we consider the role of the Doctoral or Graduate School, different forms of doctorate, and the shift in emphasis within doctoral programmes from focussing on assessment alone to inclusion of the development of the researcher and ...

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