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Resources and Tools

An alphabetical list of tools, ideas, programs and resources for HDR candidates, supervisors and researchers everywhere.

We hope you find this site useful. Please email us if there is anything you think we should add, correct or delete here.

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  • C

    • Coffee as a supervisory technique
      Can having coffee with your students be considered a supervisory technique? Dr Susan Hemer (Discipline of Anthropology) takes us through the pros and cons in this thoughtful short review, developed for the Exploring Supervision program in 2009.
    • Cross-cultural Supervision
      The complexities of supervision in cross-cultural contexts are illustrated and analysed through a series of resources prepared by Homewood et al (2010). The resources include: short video clips; written scenarios; strategies; a readiness checklist; and an annotated bibliography. View the resources on the Macquarie University website, and read the project report on the OLT site.
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  • E

    • Editing Assistance
    • Expectations in Supervision
      An expectations questionnaire can be a useful means of seeing what level of agreement or difference there might be between your understandings of how the research degree program will unfold and the understandings of your students. So please see this PDF version of such a questionnaire developed for use at the University of Adelaide, together with instructions for use. And if you would like to customise it for your own purposes, here is a doc version of the file that you can edit as you see fit.
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  • W

    • What's the Problem Represented to be?
      Developed by the University of Adelaide's Professor Carol Bacchi, the WPR - or What's the Problem Represented to be? - approach assists researchers to develop & organise research projects through positing six interlinked questions that foster an enhanced critical engagement with a topic. Initially designed for policy analysis, the approach is now being applied in a wide range of fields, including health sciences, geography, law, accounting/finance, psychology, drug & alcohol studies, and occupational science.

      You can now explore this approach in detail by accessing the streamed HD videos, and supplementary text documents, of a five hour workshop run by Carol early in 2014. This is a world-first opportunity to engage with this video material, available on open access: go to the WPR page

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