Raising a Scientist: A Phenomenological Study on the Advisor-Advisee Relationship.

Gökalp G.

American Educational Research Association, Washington, United States Of America, 8 - 12 April 2021

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Washington
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The study investigated how the advisor-advisee relationship develops and progressed from the beginning where the student selects his/her advisor to the completion of the dissertation, and the subsequent collaborations following the graduation from the perspectives of both advisees and advisors. Data was collected from two major state universities in Ankara, Turkey in 2019-2020 academic year. 13 doctoral students from the Educational Sciences Departments at different stages of the program and 18 faculty members working in these departments who advise Ph.D. students participated in the study. The data was collected through semi-structured interview forms and was subjected to content analysis. 5 key themes emerged from the study: Assignment of the advisor, advisor-advisee communication, advisor-advisee roles, ethical issues, and suggestions.