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Title: Reflections on the status of a doctoral defence
Authors: Baldacchino, Godfrey
Keywords: Post-compulsory education
Degrees, Academic
Doctoral students -- Interviews
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Journal of Graduate Education
Citation: Baldacchino, G. (1995). Reflections on the status of a doctoral defence. Journal of Graduate Education, Vol.1(3), p. 71-76
Abstract: There is a dearth of published material exploring the PhD 'viva voce' examination as a particular social encounter where a critical relationship obtains between doctoral student and examiners, and among examiners themselves; such indeed occurs in a context of imprecise criteria and role ambiguity. The paper examines the problems of viva dynamics, arguing for a better understanding. of how and why a viva is a 'lottery' .
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