Project Details

The project identified doctoral supervisors' and students' perceptions of their roles in using ICTs and provides the bases for developing practical approaches to information and training provision for institutions, supervisors, doctoral students, and ICT support.

Aims: 

The main aims of the project were to:

  • identify the variety of ways that supervisors and students perceive the role played by ICT within the doctoral research processes
  • identify the skills and understandings that underlie the effective use of ICT in academic settings
  • identify how supervisors’ and students’ conceptions about ICT use may facilitate or inhibit effective degree completion and supervision processes
  • address barriers to effective use of ICT, including developing resources for students and supervisors     
  • develop guidelines that inform the research literature, policy, practice and staff/student professional development related to enhancing ICT skills within doctoral study processes.

Methodology:

Using an interpretive enquiry and analysis framework, the aim was to identify doctoral supervisors’ and students’ perceptions of their roles in using ICTs. Based on a 2017 pilot project, this project involved a range of participants from two universities. Data was gathered through:

  • participants’ drawings about their doctoral research processes involving the use of ICT
  • individual discussion sessions with participants to further develop their thoughts about their doctoral research processes involving the use of ICT.

 

Team

victoria university

Dr Kwong Nui Sim

Project Leader

Victoria University of Wellington
university of otago

Dr Sarah Stein

University of Otago

Status

Completed

Funding

$22,000.00 (excl GST)

$10,000.00 Regional Hub Project Fund
$12,000.00 Victoria University of Wellington and The University of Otago

Key Findings

Key Recommendations

Report

Enhancing the Roles of Information and Communication Technologies in Doctoral Research Processes

This project aimed to identify doctoral supervisors' and students' perceptions of their roles in using ICTs. This report provides the background to the project, the methodology, results and implications.

(PDF, 1.2 MB, 25-pages)

  • 1 September 2019
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Guidelines

Reconstructing the Roles of Information and Communication Technologies in Doctoral Research Processes

These guidelines provide an overview and key findings of the project 'Enhancing the role of ICT in doctoral research processes' and give recommendations for practice and change. 

(PDF, 1.2 MB)

  • 30 November 2019
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