Nova Southern's ABD Completion Ed.D.

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by chrisjm18, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Active Member

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  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    For everyone's information, the title of the thread should have been about Nova Southeastern, not "Nova Southern" Great post, though.

    On another note, that there is a market for it says a lot about doctoral programs: their admissions, support, preparation for research, and guidance are all suspect when we see the ABD phenomenon.

    Should earning a doctorate be difficult? I think so. (Kind of unfair for me to say it, though.) But there shouldn't be so many failures that there is an after-market for them.

    Either schools are admitting unqualified candidates, they're not preparing them for doctoral research, they're not supervising them effectively, they're not supporting them sufficiently, and/or they're not assessing them correctly.

    I don't care which of these factors you want to blame--or even all of them--but any system that creates so many failures as this one is deeply flawed.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2020
  3. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Active Member

    My bad. Thanks for pointing this out :)

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