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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.

Researchers:

Associate Professor Margaret Kristoffersen