Experiences of Doctoral Students in Mathematics in New Zealand

Margaret Morton and Gillian Thornley


This study investigates factors affecting doctoral study in mathematics and mathematics education in New Zealand universities. In particular, it gives insight into the problems faced by students and provides comprehensive information for the mathematical community. A questionnaire to students gathered information including their financial support, initial motivation to pursue a doctorate, the level of satisfaction they were experiencing from their studies, their perceptions of the supervisory process, their experiences as research students, and their hopes for the future.


Math Review Classification

Last Updated
13 December 1999

18 pages

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