Experience: success and failure in graduate school denicolo, pm (2003) assessing the phd: a constructive view of criteria quality assurance in education johnston, s (1997) examining the examiners: an analysis of examiners' reports on doctoral theses studies in higher education lovitts, b ( 2007). Over my career, i have examined 130 doctoral theses and have another two on the way, so feel i am well placed to offer some of my experiences of the but essentially, the examination still requires two examiners to write separate reports before a viva, before writing a joint report, and being allowed to tell. Each examiner of a doctoral or master's thesis provides an independent report and does not consult other examiners during the examination process, there should not be any direct contact between an examiner and supervisor or candidate about the thesis examiners are required to examine the thesis with respect to the. Typical report length would be 1 -3 pages the completed form and report should be e-mailed to [email protected] recommendation for award (if applicable) graduate students who produce an exceptional master's or doctoral thesis are eligible for awards the external examiner's report is. Appointment at your own university, and who reads and sends a report on a thesis (or dissertation) written by one of your students the examiner may or may not attend an oral defence that is a separate question, below” 1 for the final examination of a doctoral thesis, do you require one or more external examiners, and if.
Guidelines for doctoral thesis examiners date last modified: november 2017 the doctoral examination process the examination at the university of canterbury has two stages: 1) two independent examiners each complete a report on the written thesis and make a recommendation regarding the award of the degree. Issued to provide examiners with additional guidance which may be of assistance in assessing phd theses independent report it is university policy to release to a candidate the report of each examiner (identified by name) when the higher degree committee has considered the reports and reached a decision 42 it is. Research student administration university of bradford degree of doctor of philosophy examination report form form guidance and processes examiners must complete and sign a joint report on the form set out below the completed form, both preliminary reports and thesis should be returned to the pgr.
The phd degree is awarded for a thesis which demonstrates the candidate's ability to carry out independent research and to examiners' reports you are asked to (1) write a report on the quality of the thesis and (2) make a confidential recommendation to the dean fgr on the outcome please do not. Examiners will assess your thesis in accordance with the guidelines that apply to your degree: guidelines for examiners of doctoral degrees each examiner will prepare an examination report that recommends one of the following: passed without further correction passed subject to. Each of the examiners is requested to furnish a written report on the thesis together with an assessment of its acceptability in line with the university's five- point scale: (a) accept, or accept with minor editorial corrections (the corrections required are minor and can be. The external examiner's report is submitted directly to the doctoral exams team at graduate and postdoctoral studies in cases where the the external examiner's recommendations must be taken into account by the examination committee when providing an assessment of the dissertation during the final oral defence.
Preliminary report form [doc] this is an independent preliminary report, which should be written by each examiner after reading the thesis but before conferring with the co-examiner about it phd joint report form [doc] joint report form for phd candidates only engd joint report form [doc] joint report form for endd. The requirements for the award of a doctorate are the same as for the phd with a few exceptions as the phd or doctorate degree signifies that the holder has undertaken a substantial piece of original examiners of a revised and resubmitted thesis are requested to submit written reports and make a. The purpose of this report is to obtain an independent view from the examiners before the viva voce examination the aim of the viva voce is to provide the candidate with the opportunity to defend the thesis and for the examiners to judge the merits of the case each examiner is required to make an independent preliminary. Although this guide focuses mostly on phd examining, most of the points within it will also apply to appropriate examiners are for a phd thesis final report/s receipt of thesis, supervisor report/s, and convening the viva having received the thesis, both examiners should have a quick read through it to check that.
Form ex1phd university of bath report of the examiners for the degree of doctor of philosophy name of candidate student number title of thesis minor corrections to the thesis are required and we recommend that the degree of phd be awarded when these have been carried out to the satisfaction of at least. The examination process can be tracked through 'higher degree research' in mysi-net, which will indicate when your thesis has been sent for examination, and when examiners' reports have been received each examiner provides a detailed written report to the graduate school that provides you with feedback for.
Department of management, technology and economics doctoral examinations : assignments of examiners and co-examiners 1 written report on the doctoral thesis the examiner and each co-examiner write a report on the doctoral thesis the report consists of 1 – 2 pages formal minimum requirements for reports. Reports of doctoral thesis examiners – holbrook et al 126 australian journal of educational & developmental psychology vol 4, 2004, pp 126-145 qualities and characteristics in the written reports of doctoral thesis examiners allyson holbrook1, sid bourke, terence lovat, kerry dally university of.
Degree of doctor of philosophy (phd) examiners' report to be returned to the registry by the convener of the examining committee (to be completed in typescript or block capitals) name of candidate: registration no: department/faculty (as appropriate): title of thesis: name(s) of external. The information in this section is taken from examiners' reports, to which one of the authors of this book had access, and which were used in an in-depth pilot study done by brigid ballard (1995) the study analysed examiners' reports for 62 phd theses each thesis had three external examiners, who were both national and. Examiner report – doctoral thesis mcgill university graduate and postdoctoral studies examiner report – doctoral thesis report due date: name of student: degree/unit: thesis title: as a thesis examiner, you will complete this form and attach a written report providing a detailed justification of your evaluation. Page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5 page 6.