Educating PhD-students for excellence (2015-ongoing)

High quality doctoral education is an area 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.

The overall aim of the project is to explore how professions-oriented and practice-relevant research competence develop among doctoral students as part of the PROFRES programme.

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 period and the last period of their involvement with PROFRES. Data collection starts in October 2015.


Associate Professor Margaret Kristoffersen