Understanding the PhD by publication

David Durling

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Publication statusPublished - May 2013
    EventDRS // CUMULUS 2013 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers - Oslo, Norway
    Duration: 14 May 201317 May 2013


    ConferenceDRS // CUMULUS 2013 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers
    Abbreviated titleDRS // CUMULUS 2013

    Bibliographical note

    This paper will be presented at DRS // CUMULUS, The 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, 14-17 May 2013, Oslo, Norway. Author's note: Durling’s research relates to research quality, and falls into two kinds. One is concerned with the nature and quality of PhD training in design, and the other with building scholarly resources through developing excellence in peer review processes.

    This paper addresses concerns about the nature, quality and purpose of the PhD by Publication. Such awards are quite different to conventional PhDs in that at the outset all necessary experience has already been gained, and the research has long been published. As a relatively new award, regulations are often not well developed. This paper - which evidences a case study at the intersection of art and science - is the first to attempt to map generic requirements for the conventional PhD in design to the award by publication, therefore providing guidance for candidates and examiners.
    A number of other works have been published/presented by the author in support of this research.


    • PhD
    • by
    • Publication
    • doctorates
    • training

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