SUPPORTING DOCTORAL RESEARCH DEVELOPING CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
This paper provides a critical reflection on how a supervisor supporting doctoral
students developing their conceptual framework. Issues and challenges in this
paper are to instil some values on consideration of the role of conceptual
frameworks in the doctoral research process. Inductive approach and
participatory action research has been used as a methodology and research
design. Research progress report and focus group interview used as a qualitative
data collection technique. Through reflection on the fives authors’ own conceptual
frameworks for their doctoral studies, a pedagogical model has been developed. It
is needs for arrangement between variables and their characteristics, methodology
and epistemology of doctoral research area of study. Finding show, that supervisor
involves as a co-inquiry activities supported the extended abstract thinking
essential at the level of doctoral research. Benefit of the pedagogical model ensure
a conceptually valid research project and will focus the social and educational
activities of the research process. The suggestion is supporting doctoral research
in developing conceptual framework, and values their ideas and theories as a basic
pillar. Good supervisory skills and close relationships are the evidences of
pedagogical model in higher level of developing young academia in university.
Keywords: Participatory action research, critical reflection, conceptual
framework, supervisory, inductive approach
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