Invisible college in the relationship between the doctoral candidates and their supervisors in Indonesia

Amin, Kholidil ; Pratama, Bayu Indra

Abstract

Using social network analysis on 104 doctoral thesis or dissertations of the University of Indonesia and 174 doctoral thesis or dissertations of the Padjadjaran University in the field of communication science, the present research is aimed to explain invisible college which is formed through the relationship of the doctoral candidate and supervisor in thesis or dissertation writing. The authors also use cultural data from dissertation works of graduated doctoral students to see the characteristics of the invisible college. The present study found that there were invisible colleges formed due to several factors namely institutional similarity, research-interest similarity, paradigm similarity and method similarity between doctoral candidates and their supervisors in the thesis or dissertation writing. The present study also found that some invisible colleges have characteristics in that homogeneity or heterogeneity of their study. Other findings also revealed that there was a link between the two institutions.

 


Keyword(s)

Invisible college; Doctoral candidate; Supervisor; Social network analysis; Scientific Communication


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