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Struggles over the definition and practice of the educational doctorate in Australia

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Brennan, M. Struggles over the definition and practice of the educational doctorate in Australia. Aust. Educ. Res. 25, 71–89 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03219666

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