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Research into PhD Examination

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2015

Cantwell, R., Bourke. S., Scevak, J., Holbrook, A., & Budd, J. (2015). Doctoral candidates as learners: A study of individual difference in responses to learning and its management. Studies in Higher Education. published online 01 May 2015 DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1034263

Clement, N., Lovat, T., Holbrook, A., Kiley, M., Bourke, S., Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., Fairbairn, H., & McInerney, D. (2015). Theory and method in higher education research: Exploring doctoral examiner judgements through the lens of Habermas and epistemic cognition. Theory and Method in Higher Education Research, Book Series, Vol 3, 213-234.

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., & Fairbairn, H. (2015). Examiner reference to theory in PhD theses. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 52(1), 75-85. DOI:10.1080/14703297.2014.981842

    Kiley, M. (2015). 'I didn't have a clue what they were talking about': PhD candidates and theory, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 52(1), 52-63. doi:10.1080/14703297.2014.98183

    Lovat, T., Holbrook, A., Bourke, s., Fairbairn, H., Kiley, M., Paltridge, B., & Starfield, S. (2015). Examining doctoral examination and the question of the Viva. Higher Education Review, 47(3), 5-23.

Prieto, E., Holbrook, A., & Bourke, S. An analysis of PhD Examiners' Reports in Engineering. European Journal of Engineering Education. doi: 10.1080/03043797.2015.1056096

    Starfield, S., Paltridge, B., & McMurtrie, R., Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Kiley, M., Lovat, T., & Fairbairn, H. (2015).  Understanding the language of evaluation in examiners' reports on doctoral theses. Linguistics and Education, 31, 130-144.

2014

Bourke, S., Cantwell, R., Budd, J., R., Holbrook, A., Scevak, J., Holbrook, A., & Shaw, K. & (2014). Change in PhD candidate attributes over time. AARE/NZARE Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, 1-4 December 2014..

Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., Fairbairn, H., Lovat, T., Kiley, M., Paltridge, B., & Starfield, S. (2014). Emphases in examiner reports: Does the viva make a difference? Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) Conference, Adelaide, SA, 9-11 April 2014.

Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., Kiley, M., Lovat, T., Paltridge, B., & Starfield, S., & Fairbairn, H. (2014). Recording significance of a 'Viva' in PhD examiner reports. AARE/NZARE Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, 1-4 December 2014.

Budd, J., Scevak, J., Cantwell, R., Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., & Shaw K. (2014).  Measuring doctoral student satisfaction with progress. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) Conference, Adelaide, SA, 9-11 April 2014.

Fairbairn, H., Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Kiley, M., Lovat, T., Paltridge, B., & Starfield, S. (2014).  'I'll seek clarification of this in the viva': Purpose and process of the viva through the lens of examiner reports. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) Conference, Adelaide, SA, 9-11 April 2014.

    Holbrook, A. (presenter) (2014). Supporting research learning: Key considerations from induction to examination. Paper presented at the "Induction to Examination", Graduate Research Coordinators Event, The University of Tasmania, 6 June 2014.

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Fairbairn, H., & Lovat, T. (2014). The focus and substance of formative comment provided by PhD examiners. Studies in Higher Education, 39(6), 983-1000. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2012.750289

Holbrook, A., Dally, K., Bourke, S., Fairbairn, H., & Lovat, T. (2014). Reference to "ethics" in PhD examiner reports: Where is it? AARE/NZARE Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, 1-4 December 2014.

Holbrook, A., StGeoge, J., Kiley, M.. (2014). How examiners understand the contribution of the viva to doctoral examination. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) Conference, Adelaide, SA, 9-11 April 2014.

Holbrook, A., Shaw, K., Scevak, J., Bourke, S., Cantwell, R., & Budd, J. (2014). PhD candidate expectations: Exploring mismatch with experience. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 9, 329-346.

Starfield, S., Paltridge, B., McMurtrie, R., Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Kiley, M., Lovat, T., Fairbairn, H. (2014). Evaluation and instruction in PhD examiners' reports: Roles and functions. Paper presented at the International Applied Linguistics Association (AILA) World Congress 2014, Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 August, 2014.

2013

Bourke. S., Cantwell, R., Holbrook, A., & Scevak, J., (2013). Measuring change in PhD candidate attributes during candidature. Presentation at the 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Munich, 27-31 August 2013. Full Presentation

Bourke, S., & Holbrook A. (2013). Examining PhD and research masters theses. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 38(4), 407-416.  DOI 10.1080/02602938.2011.638738

Holbrook, A., & Bourke, S.  (2013).  Examiner concern with the use of theory in PhD theses. Presentation at the 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), as part of a symposium: "The role of theory in doctoral education", Munich, 27-31 August 2013. Full Presentation

Holbrook, A., Scevak, J., Budd, J., Bourke, S., Shaw, K., & Cantwell, R. (2013). PhD candidate reflections on initial expectations of the PhD: mismatch and student satisfaction.  Presentation at the 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Munich, 27-31 August 2013. Full Presentation

Holbrook, A., Simmons, S., Scevak, J., &  Budd, J. (2013). Higher degree research candidates' initial expectations in fine art. TEXT (22) Special Issue Website Series Examination of doctoral degrees in creative arts: Process, practice and standards. J. Webb, D. L. Brien & S. Burr (Eds.). Published at: http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue22/Holbrook_et_al.pdf

Lovat, T., Holbrook, A., & Bourke, S. (2013). Ways of Knowing in doctoral examination. In In M. Murphy (Ed.) Social Theory and Education Research : Understanding Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu and Derrida, Four-Volume Set, Library of Educational Thought & Practice Series,  Sage Publications, UK,  ISBN 9781446253120

2012

Cantwell, R. (2012). A metacognitive profile of PhD candidates: Evidence of epistemic variation. Paper presented at the 2012 AARE/APERA Joint international Conference as part of a symposium: 'Thinking' and 'feeling' the PhD: Findings from the metacognitive influences on success in doctoral candidature study, Sydney 2-6 Dec 2012.

Cantwell, R., Scevak, J., Bourke, S. & Holbrook, A. (2012).  Individual differences that affect the quality of learning in doctoral candidates. In M. Lawson & J. Kirby (Eds.). The quality of learning: Dispositions, instruction, and mental structures. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Cantwell, R., Scevak, J., Bourke, S. & Holbrook, A. (2012). Identifying individual differences among doctoral candidates: A framework for understanding problematic candidature. International Journal of Educational Research, 53, 68-79.

Cantwell, R., Scevak, J., Bourke, S., & Holbrook, A. (2012). Identifying individual differences among doctoral candidates: A framework for understanding problematic candidature. International Journal of Educational Research. Available online DOI.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2012.02.001

2011

Bourke, S., & Holbrook, A. (2011). Examining PhD and research masters dissertations. Paper presented at the 2011 American Educational Research Association (AERA) National Conference, "Inciting the social imagination: Education Research for the public good", 8-12 April, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bourke, S., & Holbrook, A. (2011). Quality of higher degree research: Differences and similarities between PhD and masters theses. Paper presented at the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Research Conference, 27 Nov - 1 Dec, Hobart, Tas.

Bourke, S., & Holbrook, A. (2011). The quality and importance of thesis 'contribution'. Paper presented at the 14th Biennial European Association for Research on Learning & Instruction (EARLI) Conference, 30 Aug - 3 Sept, Exeter, UK.

Budd, J. (2011). Metacognition and affect in doctoral research persistence. Paper presented at the 14th Biennial European Association for Research on Learning & Instruction (EARLI) Conference, 30 Aug - 3 Sept, Exeter, UK.

Budd, J., Scevak, J., & Cantwell, R. (2011). "I didn't expect to feel like this": Affect management and perseverance in doctoral candidature. Paper presented at the 14th Biennial European Association for Research on Learning & Instruction (EARLI)Conference, 30 Aug - 3 Sept, Exeter, UK.

Cantwell, R. Scevak, J., Cholowski, K., Bourke, S. & Holbrook, A. (2011). Rethinking the scope of metacognition: A multidimensional account. Paper presented at the 14th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, 30 Aug – 3 Sept, Exeter, UK.

Holbrook, A. (2011). Adaptive Knowledge Production: The knowledge behind doctoral students' understandings and achievement of new knowledge production. Paper presented at the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER) Seminar Series, 10 October, 2011, University of Sussex, UK.

Holbrook, A. (2011). Models for doctoral training: Risks and benefits. Paper presented at the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Research Conference, 27 Nov – 1 Dec, Hobart.

Holbrook, A., & Bourke, S. (2011). The pattern and style of formative feedback presented by PhD examiners in their reports. Paper presented at the 14th Biennial European Association for Research on Learning & Instruction (EARLI) Conference, 30 Aug - 3 Sept, Exeter, UK.

Holbrook, A., & Bourke, S. (2011). The major themes and qualities of formative comment by PhD examiners in Science and education. Paper presented at the 2011 American Educational Research Association (AERA) National Conference, "Inciting the social imagination: Education Research for the public good", 8-12 April, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kiley, M., Wisker, G., & Matiska, R. (2011). Threshold Concepts and Doctoral Education: Towards a framework for understanding the examination of Doctoral Education, Studies in Higher Education,28(4), 431-441.

Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., Ravelli, L. & Nicholson, S. (2011). Doctoral writing in the visual and performing arts: Issues and debates. The International Journal of Art & Design Education,30(2), 88-101.

2010

Bourke, S., & Holbrook, A. (2010). How examiners identify quality of research theses. Paper presented as part of a Symposium, "Exploring and managing uncertainty throughout the doctoral process", 2010 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Research Conference, 28 Nov- 2 Dec, 2010, Melbourne, VIC

Budd, J., Scevak, J. & Cantwell, R. (2010). "I don't want to do a PhD anymore": Speaking the unspeakable in an online discussion forum. Abstract in M. Kiley (Ed.). Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Educating Researchers for the 21st Century, Conference Proceedings, 13-15 April, 2010, Adelaide, SA. p. 255.

Butler, K. (2010). The doctoral journey as a means of (re)claiming Indigenous identity. Paper presented as part of a Symposium, "Exploring and managing uncertainty throughout the doctoral process", 2010 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Research Conference, 28 Nov- 2 Dec, Melbourne, VIC.

Cantwell, R., & Holbrook, A. (2010). Multiple uncertainties in new knowledge production: The case of the PhD. Paper presented as part of a Symposium, "Exploring and managing uncertainty throughout the doctoral process", 2010 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Research Conference, 28 Nov- 2 Dec, Melbourne, VIC.

Cantwell, R., Scevak, J., & Bourke, S. Underlying dimensionality of doctoral metacognition. Paper presented as part of a Symposium, "Exploring and managing uncertainty throughout the doctoral process", 2010 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Research Conference, 28 Nov- 2 Dec, Melbourne, VIC.

Cantwell, R., Scevak, J., Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., & Budd, J. (2010). Developing measures of metacognitive and affective attributes of doctoral students, and their use in tracking the doctoral journey. Abstract in M. Kiley (Ed.). Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Educating Researchers for the 21st Century, Conference Proceedings, 13-15 April, 2010. Adelaide, SA, p. 268.

Holbrook, A., & Bourke, S. (2010). How examiners judge quality of Australian Higher Degree Research theses. Report to Deans & Directors of Graduate Study (DDoGS) presented by S. Bourke, 15 April 2010, Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg, Adelaide

Holbrook, A., Chen, S., Bourke, S., Holmes, K., & Butler, K. (2010). 'I can tell that English is not your first language'. Examiner comments and recommendations on the theses of students with ESL. Abstract in M. Kiley (Ed.). Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Educating Researchers for the 21st Century, Conference Proceedings, 13-15 April, 2010, Adelaide, SA, p. 292.

Scevak, J. Cantwell, R. & Budd, J. (2010). "I never thought to ask the student what they think a PhD is". An analysis of the metacognitive assumptions underlying student and supervisor conceptions of doctoral study. Paper presented as part of a Symposium, "Exploring and managing uncertainty throughout the doctoral process", 2010 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Research Conference, 28 Nov- 2 Dec, Melbourne, VIC.

2009

Austin, A., Kiley, M., & Pearson, M. (2009). Critical issues in Doctoral Education: Comparison of challenges and responses in Australia and the United States. Paper presented at the American Society for Higher Education (AERA) Conference. 4-8 December, Vancouver.

Bourke, S., Holbook, A., Craig, H., Lovat, T., Holmes, K., & Prieto, E. (2009). Matching and understanding the context and language of PhD examiner reports. Paper presented at the 2009American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, 13-17 April, San Diego.

Holbrook, A., & Bourke, S. (2009). Duty, territory and empathy: Identifying the elements in PhD examination. paper presented at the 2009 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, 13-17 April, San Diego.

Holbrook, A., Craig, H., Bourke, S., Lovat, T., Holmes, K., & Prieto, E. (2009). The content and language of PhD examiner reports. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Book of Abstracts, 25-29 August, Amsterdam.

Kiley, M. (2009). Rethinking the Australian doctoral examination process. Australian Universities Review 5132-41. Kiley, M. (2009). ''You don't want a smart Alec': Selecting examiners to assess doctoral dissertations. Studies in Higher Education, 34 (8) 889-903.

Kiley, M. (2009). Impacts of doctoral education policies on doctoral programs. Paper presented to American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Disciplined Inquiry – Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge, 13-17 April, San Diego.

2008

Bourke, S. (2008). PhD thesis quality: The views of examiners. South African Journal of Higher Education, 21(8), 1039-1050.

Bourke, S., & Holbrook, A. (2008). PhD thesis quality: Predicting examiner recommendation as one measure of thesis quality. In M. Kiley & G. Mullins (Eds). (17-18 April, 2008). Quality in postgraduate research: Research education in the new global environment - Conference Proceedings. Canberra: CEDAM, ANU. Full Paper

Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., Craig, H., Lovat, T., Holmes, K., & Prieto, E. (2008). Utilising linguistic analysis to explore text patterning in PhD examination reports. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education International Conference, 30 Nov-4 Dec 2008, Brisbane.

Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., Fairbairn, H., & Lovat, T. (2008). Consistency and inconsistency in PhD thesis examination, Australian Journal of Education, 52(1), 35-47.

Cantwell, R., Scevak, J., Bourke., & Reid, A. (2008). Relationships between doctoral students' metacognitive beliefs and their experiences during candidature. Abstract in M. Kiley & G. Mullins (Eds). (17-18 April, 2008). Quality in postgraduate research: Research education in the new global environment - Conference Proceedings. Canberra: CEDAM, ANU.

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Lovat, T., & Fairbairn, H. (2008). The PhD examination in balance and imbalance. Abstract in M. Kiley & G. Mullins (Eds). (17-18 April, 2008). Quality in postgraduate research: Research education in the new global environment - Conference Proceedings. Canberra: CEDAM, ANU.

Holbrook, A., Lu, Y., & Bourke, S. (2008). An exploration of differences between the text of reports by PhD examiners and peer reviewers in Education and the physical sciences. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AERA) National Conference, 30 Nov- 4 Dec, 2008, Brisbane.

Lovat, T., Holbrook, A., & Bourke, S. (2008). Ways of knowing in doctoral examination: How well is the doctoral regime? Educational Research Review, 3(1), 66-76.

2007

Bourke, S.,Holbrook, A., & Lovat, T. (2007a). Examiners and examination outcomes. In C. Denholm & T. Evans (Eds.), Supervising Doctorates Downunder: Keys to Effective Supervision in Australia and New Zealand (pp. 234 - 242). Melbourne: ACER Press.

Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., & Lovat, T. (2007b). Quality indicators for PhD theses in Engineering. Presentation at the 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI): Developing Potentials for Learning, Budapest, 28 August – 1 September.

Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., & Lovat, T. (2007c). Relationships of PhD candidate, candidature and examination characteristics with thesis outcomes. Paper presented as part of a symposium: Looking behind the Doctorate, Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Adelaide, 27 – 30 November. Full Paper

Holbrook, A.(2007). Dalliance or intimate relationship: Evidence of what contributes to successful use of the literature in a doctorate. Keynote address presented at the Postgraduate Supervision – State of the Art and the Artists - Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa, April 23 – 26.

Holbrook, A., (2007). Levels of success in the use of the literature in a doctorate, South African Journal of Higher Education, 21 (8), 1020-1041. (Tier C)

Holbrook A., & Bourke, S. (2007). ARC DG Project 2008 -2010: Assessing the quality of research theses using examiner reports. Paper presented at the Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies (DDoGS) Meeting, Auckland, 5 - 6 November.

Holbrook, A., & Bourke, S. (2007). Doctoral examiner ego and assessment etiquette. Presentation at the12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI): Developing Potentials for Learning, Budapest, 28 August – 1 September.

Holbrook. A., Bourke, S., & Fairbairn, H. (2007). Do examiners differ across major disciplines in inviting or requiring corrections to a PhD thesis? Paper presented as part of a symposium "Looking behind the Doctorate": Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Adelaide, 27 - 30 November.

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Fairbairn, H., & Lovat, T. (2007). Examiner comment on the literature review in PhD theses. Studies in Higher Education, 32(3), 337 - 356.

Holbrook. A., Bourke, S., Lovat, T., & Fairbairn, H. (2007). Sources of disagreement in PhD thesis examination. Paper presented at the 2007 AERA Annual Meeting" The World of Educational Quality", Chicago, 9 – 13 April.

Monfries, M., & Lovat, T. (2007). Gender, power and PhD examination in Australia. Paper presented as part of a symposium "Looking behind the Doctorate": Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Adelaide, 27 - 30 November. Full paper

Scevak, J., Cantwell, C., Bourke, S., & Reid, A. (2007). A metacognitive profile of doctoral students. Paper presented at the EARLI 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction: Developing Potentials for Learning, Budapest, Hungary, 28 August 28 – 1 September.

2006

Postgraduate Research Conference: Knowledge Creation in Testing Times, Adelaide, 20 – 21 April.

Cantwell, R., Scevak, J., Bourke S., & Reid A. (2006). A comparison of Australian and international PhD students' responses to measures of individual differences. Paper presented at the 18th International Cross-Cultural Psychology Congress, Spetses, Greece, 11 – 15 July.

Holbrook, A. (2006). New expectations: Information to consider in preparing for, and examining, non-traditional research theses. Keynote Address at the 2006 Postgraduate Conference in the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 24 - 26 October.

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Lovat, T., & Fairbairn, H. (2006). PhD Thesis examination: Overview on an ARC Discovery Grant project 2003-06. HERDSA News, 38(2), 17-19.

Holbrook, A., StGeorge, J., Graham, A., Lawry, M., & Ashburn, L. (2006). Assessment Practice in Fine Art Higher Degrees. Media International Australia, 118, February, 86 - 97.

Shaw, K., & Holbrook, A. (2006). An investigation of the nature and contribution of Honours programs in Australia. Paper presented at the 7th Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Knowledge Creation in Testing Times, Adelaide, South Australia,20 – 21 April, 2006 Full Paper

2005

Bourke, S. (2005). Some relationships between nature of PhD enrolment, time of candidature and thesis quality. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Conference EARLI 2005, "Integrating multiple perspectives on effective learning environments", Nicosia, Cyprus 23 - 27 August, 2005.

Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., & Lovat, T. (2005). Using examiner reports to identify quality in PhD theses. Paper presented as the AARE Special Notice Focus Conference: Quality in Educational Research, Cairns, 4-5th July 2005. Full Paper

Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., Lovat, T., & Farley, P. (2005). Attrition, Completion and completion times of PhD candidates. Paper presented at the AARE Annual Conference, Melbourne, 28 Nov – 2 Dec, 2004. Full Paper

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Lovat, T., & Dally, K. (2005). An investigation of inconsistencies in PhD examination decisions. Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, 2004, Melbourne. Full Paper

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Lu, Y., Lovat, T., & Fairbairn, H. (2005). The Assessment of the Literature Review in the PhD thesis. Paper presented at the HERDSA Conference: Higher education in a changing world, University of Sydney, 3-6th July, 2005.

Holbrook, A., Dally, K.., Graham, A., & Lawry, M. (2005). Examiner reflections on the Fine Art higher degree examination process. Paper presented at the AARE Annual Conference, Melbourne, 28 Nov – 2 Dec, 2004. Full Paper

Holbrook, A., StGeorge, J., Graham, A., Lawry, M., & Ashburn, L. (2005). Assessment practice in visual arts Higher degrees. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Conference EARLI 2005, "Integrating multiple perspectives on effective learning environments", Nicosia, Cyprus,23 - 27 August, 2005.

Lovat, T., & Monfries, M. (2005). Power Discourse and Gender in Doctoral Examination. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Conference EARLI 2005, "Integrating multiple perspectives on effective learning environments", Nicosia,Cyprus,23 - 27 August, 2005.

2004

Bourke, S., Hattie, J., & Anderson, L. (2004) Predicting examiner recommendations on PhD theses. International Journal of Educational Research, 41(2), 178-194.

Bourke, S., Hattie, J., Anderson, L., Holbrook, A., & Lovat, T. (2004). Predicting examiner recommendation on PhD theses. Paper presented at the EARLI (SIG Higher Education) Conference,Motivation, Learning and Knowledge Building in the 21st Century, Norway, 18-21 June, 2004.

Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., Lovat, T. & Dally, K. (2004). Characteristics, degree completion times and thesis quality of Australian PhD candidate. In Kiley, M & Mullins, G (Eds) 2004, Quality in postgraduate research: Re-imagining research education. Proceedings of the 2004 International Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia 22-23 April. Full Paper

Bourke, S., Holbrook, A., Lovat, T., & Farley, P. (2004). Attrition, completion and completion times of PhD candidates. Paper presented at the AARE International Educational Research Conference, "Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research", Melbourne, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, 2004.

Cantwell, R. & Scevak, J. (2004). Supervisor conceptions of a doctorate and their relationship to a developing assessment framework. Paper presented at the Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 22-23 April, 2004.

Cantwell, R., & Scevak, J. (2004a). Discrepancies between the "ideal" and "passable" doctorate: Supervisor thinking on doctoral standards. Paper presented at the AAREInternational Educational Research Conference, "Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research", Melbourne, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, 2004.

Dally, K. & Holbrook, A, Lawry, M., & Graham, A. (2004). Assessing the exhibition and the exegesis in visual arts higher degrees: Perspectives of examiners. Working Papers in Art and Design, 3, 1-14. Full Paper

Dally, K., Holbrook, A., Graham, A., & Lawry, M. (2004). The processes and parameters of Fine Art PhD examination. International Journal of Educational Research, 41(2), 136-162.

Dally, K., Holbrook, A., Graham, A. & Lawry, M. (2004). The Fine Art higher degree examination process. Paper presented at the Quality in Postgraduate Research International Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 22-23 April, 2004.

Holbrook, A., & Bourke, S. (2004). An investigation of PhD examination outcome in Australia using a mixed method approach. Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 4, 153-169. Full Paper

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Cantwell, R., Carmichael, K., & McBriarty, L. (2004). Longitudinal tracking of research student progress to inform and facilitate strategic action. Enabling the Research Environment: Delivering Enhanced Outcomes and Impact. Program and Papers, Australasian Research Management Society Inc. Annual Conference,Fremantle, WA, 15-17 September. Promaco, pp.45-57.

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Lovat, T., & Dally, K. (2004a). Investigating PhD thesis examination reports. International Journal of Educational Research, 41(2), 98-120.

Holbrook, A. Bourke, S., Lovat, T., & Dally, K. (2004b). Qualities and characteristics in the written reports of doctoral thesis examiners. Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 4, 126-145.Full Paper

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Lovat, T, & Dally, K. (2004c). PhD theses at the margin: Examiner comment of re-examined theses. Melbourne Studies in Education, 45(1), 89-115.

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Lovat, T., & Dally, K. (2004d). An investigation of inconsistencies in PhD examination decisions. Paper presented at the AARE International Educational Research Conference, "Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research", Melbourne, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, 2004.

Holbrook, K., Dally, K., Bourke, S., Lovat, T., Monfries, M, & Lu, Y. (2004). Evaluating some fundamental features of doctoral assessment. Paper presented at the Quality in Postgraduate Research International Conference, Re-imaging Research Education, Adelaide, South Australia, 22-23 April, 2004.

Holbrook, A., Dally, K., Graham, A., & Lawry, M. (2004a). Examiner reflections on the Fine Art Higher Degree examination process. Paper presented at the AARE International Educational Research Conference, "Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research", Melbourne, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, 2004.

Holbrook, A., Dally, K., Graham, A. & Lawry, M. (2004b). The perspectives of examiners on the processes of research higher degree supervision and examination in Fine Art. Paper presented at the EARLI (SIG Higher Education) Conference, Motivation, Learning and Knowledge Building in the 21st Century, Norway, 18-21 June, 2004.

Lovat, T. (2004). 'Ways of Knowing' in doctoral examination: how examiners position themselves in relation to the doctoral candidate. Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 4, 146-152. Full Paper

Lovat, T., Monfries, M., & Morrison, K. (2004). Ways of knowing and power discourse in doctoral examination. International Journal of Educational Research, 41(2), 163-177.

Lu, Y. (2004). Editorial peer review in education: Mapping the field. Paper presented at the AARE International Educational Research Conference, "Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research", Melbourne, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, 2004.

Monfries, M., & Lovat, T. (2004). Power discourse in PhD examination reports: A cross-disciplinary analysis. Paper presented at the AARE International Educational Research Conference, "Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research", Melbourne, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, 2004.

Scevak, J., Cantwell, R., & Absalom. D. (2004). A textual analysis of doctoral abstracts: Do they indicate quality of doctoral thought? Paper presented at the AARE International Educational Research Conference, "Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research", Melbourne, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, 2004.

2003

Holbrook, A., Dally, K., Cantwell, R., Scevak, J., Bourke, S., & Lovat, T. (2003). Doctoral examiners as supervisors. Paper presented at the2003 HERDSA Conference Presentation and Proceedings, Christchurch, New Zealand, 6-9 July, 2003.

Bourke, S.(Organiser). (2003). Investigating doctoral assessment Symposium. Symposium at EARLI 10th Biennial Conference, Padova, Italy - August 26 - 30, 2003.

Holbrook, A., & Dally, K. (2003). Emphases in 603 doctoral examination reports. In M Lucia, A. Andreuzza, B. Arfe & L. Del Favero (eds.), Abstracts of the 10th Biennial EARLI Conference: Improving learning, fostering the will to learn, Padova, Italy, 26-30th August, 2003.

Bourke, S., Hattie, J., & Anderson, L. (2003). Doctoral examination: Some relationships between content categories of written examiner reports and overall assessments. In M Lucia, A. Andreuzza, B. Arfe, & L. Del Favero (eds.), Abstracts of the 10th Biennial EARLI Conference: Improving learning, fostering the will to learn,Padova, Italy, 26-30th August, 2003.

Lovat, T. (2003). "Ways of knowing" and styles of assessment and the supervisory role in the doctorate. In M Lucia, A. Andreuzza, B. Arfe, & L. Del Favero (eds.), Abstracts of the 10th Biennial EARLI Conference: Improving learning, fostering the will to learn, Padova, Italy, 26-30th August, 2003.

Holbrook, A., Bourke, S. & Dally, K.(2003). How examiners describe quality in the doctoral thesis. In M Lucia, A. Andreuzza, B. Arfe, & L. Del Favero (eds.), Abstracts of the 10th Biennial EARLI Conference: Improving learning, fostering the will to learn, Padova, Italy, 26-30th August, 2003.

Cantwell, R. & Jeaneret, N. (2003). Performance Assessment In Doctoral Study: A Framework. In P. Jeffery (ed.), AARE Mini-Conference 2003 Conference Papers, "Defining the Doctorate", Newcastle, Australia 2-4 October, 2003.

Chen, S., Absalom, D. & Holbrook, A. (2003). Cultural Conflict in PhD Supervision. In P. Jeffery (ed.), AARE Mini-Conference 2003 Conference Papers, "Defining the Doctorate", Newcastle, Australia 2-4 October, 2003. Full Paper

Dally, K., Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Graham, A., & Lawry, M. (2003). Higher degree examination in the Fine Art. In P. Jeffery (ed.) AARE Mini-conference 2003 Conference Papers, "Defining the Doctorate", Newcastle, Australia, 2-4 October, 2003. Full Paper

Lovat, T., Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Dally, K., & Morrison, K. (2003). Ways of knowing in assessing the PhD and ramifications for the role of the supervisor. In P. Jeffery (ed.), AARE 2003 Conference Papers, International Education Research Conference AARE-NZARE, Auckland, 30th 30 Nov - 3 Dec Dec, 2003. Full Paper

2002

Anderson, L. (2002). The underlying structure of examiners' reports. Paper presented at a Symposium, "Examining the Quality of Doctoral Research" at the AERA Conference, New Orleans 1 - 5 April 2002.

Bourke, S. (2002). Links between PhD candidate background, aspects of candidature, examiner Information and the examiner reports. Paper presented at a Symposium, "Examining the Quality of Doctoral Research" at the AERA Conference, New Orleans 1 - 5 April, 2002.

Holbrook A., Bourke, S. & Lovat, T. (2002). Anticipating the examiner reports on a PhD thesis. Paper presented at the Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Glenelg, South Australia, 2002.

Holbrook, A. & Bourke. S. (2002). PhD assessment: Design of the study, qualities of examiner reports and candidature information. Paper presented at a Symposium, "Examining the Quality of Doctoral Research" at the AERA Conference, New Orleans 1 - 5 April 2002.

Holbrook, A. (2002). How examiners of doctoral theses utilise the written report. Paper presented at a Symposium, "Examining the Quality of Doctoral Research" at the AERA Conference, New Orleans 1 - 5 April 2002.

Lovat, T. (2002). 'Ways of knowing': How examiners position themselves in relation to the doctoral theses. Paper presented at a Symposium, "Examining the Quality of Doctoral Research" at the AERA Conference, New Orleans 1 - 5 April 2002.

Lovat, T., Holbrook, A., Bourke, S., Dally, S & Hazel, G. (2002). Examiner comment on theses that have been revised and resubmitted. In P. Jeffery (ed.), AARE Conference 2003 Conference Papers, 1-5 December, Brisbane, 2002. Full Paper