Educating PhD-students for excellence in professions-oriented and practice-relevant research – exploring development of becoming skilled researchers
Requirements for high quality doctoral education are issues of importance worldwide. The setting in this qualitative project is a cross-disciplinary research school focused on profession-oriented and practice-relevant research in the fields of health, welfare and education - PROFRES. The overall aim of the project is to explore how professions-oriented and practice-relevant research competence develop among doctoral students. Two studies are planned. The first one aims to interpret competence development for profession-oriented and practice-relevant research in a longitudinal perspective. The second aims to identify and describe discourses in doctoral students’ ways of talking about professions-oriented and practice-relevant research competence. Individual interviews and focus-group interviews with doctoral students will be conducted in the middle part and the last part of their connection to PROFRES. Data collection starts in October 2015.