Supervision on projects, theses and dissertations

Today, supervision is a common, important and resource-intensive form of teaching at Aarhus BSS. Therefore, there is a need for systematic knowledge of what characterises qualified supervision and how it can be further developed.

At the CTL, we conduct research on supervision of Bachelor’s projects, theses and PhD dissertations. The research is primarily based on data from large questionnaire surveys. The analyses have highlighted a wide range of topics, from student independence in Master's theses, to the importance of external funding for PhD projects.

Selected publications

  • Rienecker, L., Wichmann-Hansen, G., & Stray Jørgensen, P. (2019) God vejledning af specialer, bacheloropgaver og projekter (2. Udg.). Frederiksberg: Forlaget Samfundslitteratur
  • Wichmann-Hansen, G., & Herrmann, K.J. (2017) Does external funding push doctoral supervisors to be more directive? A large-scale Danish study. Higher Education, 74(2), 357-68
  • Herrmann, K.J., & Wichmann-Hansen, G. (2017) Validation of the Quality in PhD Processes Questionnaire. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 8(2), 189-204.
  • Wichmann-Hansen, G., Wirenfeldt, T.J. (2015) Supervision: Process management and communication. In: Rienecker, L. et al  (Eds.), University Teaching and Learning (pp. 327-349). Frederiskberg: Forlaget Samfundslitteratur, 2015
  • Wichmann-Hansen, G., Thomsen, R., & Nordentoft, H.M. (2015) Challenges in Collective Academic Supervision: supervisors' experiences from a Master Programme in Guidance and Counselling. Higher Education, 70(1), 19-33.