Trust in Doctoral Supervision: decisions and judgements (Dr Julie-Anne Regan and Dr Mariya Ivancheva)

12:15pm - 1:45pm / Wednesday 13th November 2019 / Venue: Arthur West Room 8-11 Abercromby Square Abercromby SQ (south)
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: Centre for Higher Education Studies
  • Admission: Free. Please contact hlcevent@liverpool.ac.uk to register your interest.
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This seminar led by Dr Julie-Anne Regan and Dr Mariya Ivancheva (University of Liverpool), will report on one of the Beacon funded projects from 2018/19. Online doctoral students were surveyed about factors which inform the trust decisions they make about their supervisor. The study also explored the less researched area of what trust behaviours, demonstrated by supervisors, influence the extent to which the student thinks the supervisor trusts them as a doctoral student .
The findings indicate that trust decisions and judgements are made on the basis of three main factors: perceptions of ability, beneficence and integrity. In addition, doctoral students studying at a distance assign exceptional importance to regular, synchronous meetings; albeit via an online platform.