Team Supervision of Doctoral Students: A Qualitative Inquiry
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionJohansen, B.T., Olsen, R.M., Øverby, N.C. et al. (2019) International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS), 14, pp. 069-084. 10.28945/4177
Aim/Purpose The aim of this study is to contribute to current knowledge of team supervision. Specifically, we examine the relationship between main supervisor and cosupervisor regarding credibility in the division of roles and responsibilities within supervision teams. Background The overall intention of this article is to provide more information about the dynamics in the relationship between supervisors and to identify and describe the mechanisms that support the doctoral students in their endeavor for doctorateness. Methodology A qualitative descriptive approach combined with a thematic analysis is used to analyze in-depth interviews with ten supervisors working in five different doctoral supervision teams. Contribution The body of literature in the field of doctoral supervision at Norwegian universities is scarce. Moreover, the supervisor perspective has received less attention than the doctoral student perspective. We contribute to reduce this knowledge gap by bringing forward the voices of five supervisor teams at three different universities.