International Journal of Doctoral Studies

Articles from Vol. 5, Annual

Doctoral Students' Perceptions of Barriers to Reading Empirical Literature: A Mixed Analysis
Introduction Studies of doctoral students seem to have a relatively small representation in the academic literature; yet, even so, there is one clear and compelling point often noted: the attrition rate among doctoral students ranges from 30% to...
Faculty Perspectives on Doctoral Student Socialization in Five Disciplines
Introduction Socialization has become the prevailing framework through which the doctoral student experience has been examined (Austin, 2002; Baird, 1992; Bess, 1978; Clark & Corcoran, 1986; Ellis, 2001; Gardner, 2007; Keith & Moore, 1995;...
International Journal of Doctoral Studies (Vol. 5)
This year, the International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS) was honored with an important achievement for all the hard work done by the journal's authors, editorial review board members, and editors when the 2010 Australian Government Excellence...
Managing Perceived Coping Behavior While Mentoring Doctoral Students
Introduction and Background A recent study from Protivnak and Foss (2009) found that a few doctoral students listed their motivation to achieve a doctoral degree as a means to manage the stress and cope. Additionally, Protivnak and Foss discovered...
Motives and Aspirations for Doctoral Study: Career, Personal, and Inter-Personal Factors in the Decision to Embark on a History PhD
Introduction Why would a mature person decide to do a PhD? It is not urban myth that a significant number of doctoral students fail in completing their degrees, nor is the stereotype of the lonely dissertation student toiling away for years and...
Potential Predictors of Timely Completion among Dissertation Research Students at an Australian Faculty of Sciences
Introduction The training of Doctoral and Masters research students (here referred to as Dissertation Research, [DR] students), collectively referred to as Higher Degree Research (HDR) students in Australia, is a core part of the activities of any...
Starting to Publish Academic Research as a Doctoral Student
Introduction Few students, even those registered in doctoral programs, engage in formal academic writing at a level sufficient enough to get accepted in quality peer-reviewed journals (Gray & Drew, 2008). Having grasped the proper construction...
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