The knowledge nugget

Alexander Duffy, Sonia Siska, Tiffany Imron

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This book reflects Professor Duffy’s supervisory style in the context of Engineering Design Research. It is organised as follows: In section one several books regarding PhD guidance are reviewed to provide a general background to guide students. Section two presents the professor’s style of supervision and concepts, which include: an analogy of the high-level process underlined in a PhD research project, the challenges the researcher will encounter when undergoing the process and a set of tools Professor Duffy commonly uses during his supervision. Finally, section three provides views from the students’ perspective, particularly of the lessons learnt under his supervision style.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages64
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2013


  • doctoral education
  • research student supervision
  • guideline


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