Role of doctoral education in shaping minds and thinking: reflection on my doctoral education at Case Western Reserve University
by Khalid Rasheed Al-Adeem
International Journal of Critical Accounting (IJCA), Vol. 9, No. 5/6, 2017

Abstract: Earning a doctorate entails the learning of skills necessary to investigate the underlying truth of issues and exposure to epistemology that portrays reality. Subscribing to a certain epistemology and training plays a pivotal role in the perception students develop once they become an accounting academic. Doctoral studies, generally, focus on pre-setting students' minds to utility and convincing them of the usability of prescribed meta-theory. However, preparing a thoughtful and independent scholar mandates multiplicity in research methodologies and methods to broaden the academic's ontological horizon. Thus, in addition to discussing the philosophies of running a PhD program in accounting, in this essay, I highlight a PhD program that broadens students' perspectives.

Online publication date: Thu, 22-Mar-2018

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