Obsessed with the Doctoral Theses

Supervision and Support during the Dissertation Process

  • Kaarina Määttä

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Eeva-Liisa Peltokorpi
    Pages 17-20
  3. Anna-Kaisa Sipilä
    Pages 21-24
  4. Irja-Kaisa Lakkala
    Pages 33-38
  5. Tuula Uusitalo
    Pages 77-84
  6. Esko Oikarinen
    Pages 89-91
  7. Jarkko Savukoski
    Pages 97-101

About this book


After having supervised the 30th doctoral thesis at the University of Lapland, Finland, Professor Kaarina Määttä invited the doctoral graduates and their circle of acquaintances to talk about their experiences of the process of writing a doctoral thesis and their opinions on good supervision and support. What did the dissertation process give and demand? Those who can answer this question are the ones who have defended their doctoral theses as well as the candidates’ spouses and professionals in the scientific community. This book introduces explicitly all the phases of graduating as a doctor, reveals the personal matters concerning doctoral theses, and concretizes the pedagogy of supervising doctoral theses. This book is aimed at doctoral students and their professors as well as everyone who is somehow connected to the dissertation process. The aim of this anthology is to support prospective doctoral students and their supervisors in their dissertation processes.

Editors and affiliations

  • Kaarina Määttä
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LaplandFinland

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