The Supervisory Relationship

Unit Overview
This unit will provide a foundation towards a specialisation in research supervision through introducing the research ecosystem including structures, regulatory framework, ethical issues, and key processes.
This unit will help develop an understanding of the supervisory role and responsibilities and its relationship to the supervisor’s vocation, the research student’s aspirations, and the institutional environment.

Unit Content

  1. The Supervisor’s Responsibilities: the structural dimensions
  2. The Supervisor’s Relationships: the subjective dimension
  3. Qualitative Research Methods for Higher Education
  4. Action Research

Event Details

Unit Code  AS004-812
Workload One semester, 12 credit points
Status Advanced
Teacher Jeff Pugh

Study Expectations
You should allow 10-12 hours of study time per week for this advanced unit. In this online unit, you should expect to watch pre-recorded video content and participate in regular online forums. Reading (critically) will form a significant part of your learning in this unit. In addition to the set reading for this unit we expect you will read more widely, particularly in researching for assignments.


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