This book provides academics, trainers and supervisors worldwide the tools to effectively support doctoral students in the assessment process. Its multidisciplinary approach makes it a uniquely useful manual for the examination of works from conception to completion, and dissemination – in both formative and summative assessments. It gives clear guidance on:
· How assessment is structured and conducted,
· Activities and questions for the supervision of vivas and public debates,
· How to manage assessment outcomes.
This book equips early career assessors to effectively perform their duties and supportive roles, and is a valuable resource for doctoral students seeking insight into the rationale behind the ways in which their preparation is structured and delivered.