Research into Doctoral Education: A Survey of Institutional Research Projects in Southern Africa [chapter]

Eli Bitzer
2016 Institutional Research in South African Higher Education - Intersecting Contexts and Practices  
Research on doctoral education has to attend to various interlinking factors that influence the nature, completion and quality of doctorates. As Figure 2 below suggests, at least three sets of factors impact on doctoral studies, namely contextual, administrative and academic factors. Administrative factors All universities granting doctorates have rules and regulations regarding doctoral education. There are general and also specific requirements related to faculties, schools, colleges,
more » ... , colleges, disciplines and departments. Most of these regulations relate to procedures for doctoral
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