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Doctoral Supervision : Sharpening the focus of the practice lens. / Trowler, Paul.

In: Higher Education Research and Development, Vol. 41, No. 5, 31.07.2022, p. 1743-1756.

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Trowler, P 2022, 'Doctoral Supervision: Sharpening the focus of the practice lens', Higher Education Research and Development, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 1743-1756. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1937955

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Trowler P. Doctoral Supervision: Sharpening the focus of the practice lens. Higher Education Research and Development. 2022 Jul 31;41(5):1743-1756. Epub 2021 Jun 20. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2021.1937955

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Trowler, Paul. / Doctoral Supervision : Sharpening the focus of the practice lens. In: Higher Education Research and Development. 2022 ; Vol. 41, No. 5. pp. 1743-1756.

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