Learning from reasons given for rejected doctorates : Drawing on some Swedish cases from 1984 to 2017

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Learning from reasons given for rejected doctorates : Drawing on some Swedish cases from 1984 to 2017
Author Stigmar, Martin
Date 2019
English abstract
The purpose of this study is twofold: (1) to survey whether dissertations have been rejected in connection with the examining committees’ sessions and, if so, upon which grounds, and (2) to conduct a problematizing discussion about the pros and cons of written criteria for doctoral dissertations. In Survey One (1984–2003), responses came from the humanities, law, and social sciences in six established universities. In Survey Two (2004–2017), responses came from the same disciplines at ten universities. The surveys are based on searches in electronic databases and written responses from the faculty offices. The results show eighteen cases of rejected dissertations. Five of the dissertations are written in law and five in arts, theater, culture, and film studies. Three areas appear to be particularly critical for the rejection: akribeia (accuracy and precision), methodological issues, and results and analysis.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-018-0318-2 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-018-0318-2 .Icon
Publisher Springer
Host/Issue Higher Education;6
Volume 77
ISSN 0018-1560
Language eng (iso)
Subject Akribeia
Methodology
Rejected dissertations
Results and analysis
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/26802 Permalink to this page
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