The dark romanticism of vivas: practice issues and preparation

Barnard, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7824-6022 and Henn, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1063-3544, 2020. The dark romanticism of vivas: practice issues and preparation. Work Based Learning e-Journal, 9 (2b), pp. 158-179. ISSN 2044-7868

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This paper addresses three areas. The first is a discussion of the context for doctoral education and the use of vivas across higher education as the assessment method for doctoral education. The second area is a review of the data on submissions for doctoral examination across a post-92 university. The findings of the paper are based on a review and analysis of data concerning submission for examination and outcomes from viva examination across three colleges across a two-year period. A qualitative analysis of anonymised data was completed from three areas. The third part of the paper addresses the advice and guidance given to candidate in preparation for the viva. This informs the aspiration to increase the postgraduate research community of the university, increase the offer of professional doctorates (PD), and grow the post graduate intake for the Doctoral School.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Work Based Learning e-Journal
Creators: Barnard, A. and Henn, M.
Publisher: Middlesex University
Date: December 2020
Volume: 9
Number: 2b
ISSN: 2044-7868
Rights: This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the DOAJ definition of open access.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 28 Jan 2021 11:13
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:07

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