p-ISSN 2146-796X
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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
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Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2021 Volume 11
Deomed Publishing
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Volume 11, Issue 2, Part 2, August 2021,
Page(s): 508-520
Case Study
Received: January 20, 2020; Accepted: January 12, 2021; Published online: August 31, 2021
doi:10.2399/yod.21.676801; Copyright © 2021, Deomed
An Analysis of PhD Students' Views on the Competencies of their Supervisors
Hasan Tutar1 ORCIDID, Mehmet Altınöz2 ORCIDID, Sevilay Güler3 ORCIDID (E-mail)
1Public Relations Department, Faculty of Communication, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
2Department of International Trade and Logistics, Gerede Faculty of Applied Sciences, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
3Management and Organization Specialist, Independent Researcher, Sakarya, Turkey
This study aims to examine the opinions of PhD students who are in their dissertation-writing stage, on their supervisors' "core competency", "technical competency" and "managerial competency". Designed as a case study, it employs a qualitative research methodology. The sample of the study consists of 15 PhD students determined by using the criterion sampling method, which is one of the purposive sampling methods. The data were collected through a semi-structured interview form. The obtained data were analyzed through content analysis. The findings revealed that some of the PhD students found their supervisors inadequate in terms of technical, managerial and core competencies while some of them had positive opinions on the competencies of their supervisors. PhD students learn about how supervising processes work and compare themselves to their peers by communicating with each other directly and through social media. The study is original and important since it makes a significant contribution to revealing the effectiveness of PhD supervision.
Keywords: Competency management, education, educational management, PhD student, supervising
How to cite this article: Tutar, H., Altınöz, M., & Güler, S. (2021). An analysis of PhD students' views on the competencies of their supervisors. Yükseköğretim Dergisi, 11(2 Pt 2), 508-520.
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