A cross-country study on research students' perceptions of the role of supervision and cultural knowledge in thesis development

Suzanne Claire McGinty, Yew Lie Koo, Mahnaz Saeidi

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    Abstract

    This paper presents preliminary findings from a research study in Australia, Malaysia and Iran on students' perceptions of the roles of supervisor and student in the production of their thesis and the contribution of their cultural knowledge to thesis development. The 360 respondents who answered an online survey were studying for their Master's or Doctorate degrees in universities in Malaysia, Australia and Iran. The results of the study indicate that despite some variations, most students, whether or not their native language was English, have similar ideas about the process of thesis writing, the role expected of a supervisor and themselves, and the role of cultural knowledge in thesis development.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)517-531
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Journal of Inclusive Education
    Volume14
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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    Keywords

    • higher education
    • inclusive education
    • social theory

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    A cross-country study on research students' perceptions of the role of supervision and cultural knowledge in thesis development. / McGinty, Suzanne Claire; Koo, Yew Lie; Saeidi, Mahnaz.

    In: International Journal of Inclusive Education, Vol. 14, No. 5, 08.2010, p. 517-531.

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