Before any research student enrolls in a program, let the program make clear the criteria for an original contribution to knowledge. Somehow the core of research training gets left out of programs. The process Jenny Mackness went through to prove her contribution- ought to be central to both PhD by publication or PhD by program pathways.
Earlier this year I was awarded a PhD by Publication from the University of Lancaster, UK. The process is not quite finished yet. I still must submit a hard copy and electronic copy to the library and wear the floppy hat at a ceremony in December. But for all intents and purposes it is […]