Assessing the quality of PhD dissertations. A survey of external committee members

Taran M. Thune is the co-Author of a new article in Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.

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How is the research quality of dissertations assessed, and how can the examiner's characteristics influence said assessment? Three characteristics and their influence on the assessment process are discussed in this article:

  • prior relationship to supervisor
  • examiners’ assessment experience
  • the regional affiliation of examiners

The article is authored by researcher at TIK Taran Mari Thune and Svein Kyvik (NIFU).

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Published Oct. 15, 2014 10:40 AM - Last modified Oct. 15, 2014 10:40 AM