The UK postgraduate Masters dissertation: an ‘elusive chameleon’?Nick Pilcher
- Teaching in Higher Education, February 2011, Taylor & Francis
- DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2011.530752
What is it about?
This paper argues that the Masters dissertation as it was studied here is in essence individual. It shows how concepts of what it is change over time, and also how it is approached highly individually by supervisors. It argues that although 'core' elements may be argued to exist for dissertations, they are, ultimately, individual.
Why is it important?
The paper is important as the arguments it makes suggest that there may not be a one size fits all approach to supervision. Not only are all dissertations different, but how supervisors approach them is also unique. In that sense this has implications for how to approach advice and training for dissertation supervision.
In partnership with: