International Journal for Researcher Development: Volume 6 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Quality in Postgraduate Research: selected papers from QPR2014

Guest Editors: Prof. Alistair McCulloch ,Dr Michelle Yvette Picard

“PhD, meet QPR”: The quality in postgraduate research conference and the development of doctoral education

Alistair McCulloch, Michelle Yvette Picard

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the relationship between the quality in postgraduate research conference (QPR) and the developing doctoral education…


Moral compass framework: Individual and collective decision-making in some complex doctoral education scenarios

Pam Green, John A. Bowden

The purpose of this paper is as follows: locate our moral compass framework (Bowden and Green, 2014) within the moral development literature; demonstrate how the framework…

The generic-discipline dilemma: learning advising in quantitative literacy

Marion Blumenstein

This paper aims to provide insights into the experiences of and challenges confronting higher degree research students and learning advisors (LAs) regarding data analysis…


Informal peer mentoring in early career researchers: A Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) perspective

Carolyn Gregoric, Annabelle Wilson

– The purpose of this paper is to explore an informal interdisciplinary peer-mentoring relationship between two early career researchers.

Student seminar program for improving academic presentation skills for PhD students in science: The effect of language background on outcome

Satomi Ohnishi, Judith Helen Ford

The study aims to reveal how the students improved their academic presentation skills and the limitations to improvement with or without influences of students’ language…


Three Minute Theatre: Principles and practice for scripting and performing Three Minute Thesis presentations

Peter Copeman

The aim of this paper is to help higher degree by research (HDR) students understand the intrinsic nature of a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) presentation as a pitch and how…


Stories from my PhD journey: rewriting my methodology chapter

Penelope Goward

– This paper aims to describe a case study of how an unexpected event created an opportunity to reconsider and rewrite the methodology chapter in the author’s PhD thesis.

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