Dissertation: issues in guidance, supervision and assessment

Lesley Matthews

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportpeer-review


This guide explores some key issues concerning the supervision and assessment of dissertations. It explores the definition of a ‘dissertation’ in this context, preparing students to undertake dissertation work, the supervision process itself and the preparation of supervisors. Finally, it explores some issues around the marking criteria and the assessment process. It argues primarily for clear guidance for both students and staff, particularly in relation to criteria for assessment, and for much closer attention to the interpretation of those criteria by assessors.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK
PublisherNorthumbria University
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)139781861354143
Publication statusPublished - 2007


Dive into the research topics of 'Dissertation: issues in guidance, supervision and assessment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this