The examination process is one of the least discussed aspects of research candidature. Candidates and supervisors are often so busy getting research done they spare little time for thinking about the examination process until the very end. There is a surprising amount of literature on how examiners approach and respond to thesis text which can be a rich source of information about how to write one in the first place. In this session Margaret Kiley, author of the seminal paper It's a PhD, not a Nobel Prize discusses her research on the issue and the subsequent research that has been conducted.
How does the Australian examination process work and how does the examination of ANU PhDs stand up to international best practice?
Why do people fail or asked to do major corrections?
How can supervisors better prepare candidates for thesis submission and the examination process and what can ANU do to help?
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