Playing the PhD Game with Integrity

Connecting Research, Professional Practice and Educational Context

  • John A Bowden
  • Pamela J Green

Part of the Understanding Teaching-Learning Practice book series (UTLP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. John A Bowden, Pamela J Green
    Pages 1-25
  3. John A Bowden, Pamela J Green
    Pages 45-60
  4. John A Bowden, Pamela J Green
    Pages 101-126
  5. John A Bowden, Pamela J Green
    Pages 127-162
  6. John A Bowden, Pamela J Green
    Pages 163-197
  7. John A Bowden, Pamela J Green
    Pages 199-223
  8. John A Bowden, Pamela J Green
    Pages 225-255
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 295-300

About this book


This book focuses on integrity throughout the PhD journey and beyond, and is organised around two main themes: (1) integrity in relation to the capabilities developed by doctoral candidates for professional practice; and (2) integrity and coherence at the PhD system level. The working methods of key participants such as PhD candidates, supervisors, university managers, government agencies and politicians are central to achieving integrity goals within PhD programmes. In this context, a number of constructs are developed that inform the practice-based elements of the book in relation to conducting doctoral research, research supervision, academic writing, and research training support systems; in particular, these include our Moral Compass Framework for professional integrity, notions of collective morality, decision-making when faced with ‘wicked’ problems, connected moral capability and our double-helix model of capability development, negotiated sense in contrast with common sense, completion mindsets and contexts, mindfulness, liminality, and mutual catalysis in joint authorship.

While the data the book employs stems from practice-led research within the Australian doctoral system, the conclusions drawn are of global relevance. Throughout the book, wherever appropriate, comparisons are made between the Australian context and other contexts, such as the doctoral systems of the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.


doctoral education PhD completion doctoral education system doctoral completion mindsets Risk reduction in doctoral education systems Quality practices in doctoral work Doctoral research supervisors strategy PhD learning experiences Writing in doctoral work Knowledge creation morals in professional life professional integrity to personal life Research training opportunities Doctoral candidate learning outcomes Doctoral completion contexts

Authors and affiliations

  • John A Bowden
    • 1
  • Pamela J Green
    • 2
  1. 1.(Professor Emeritus) RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.(Adjunct Professor) RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6989-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6990-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0845
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0853
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