Doctoral research experience in Malaysia

Vincent Pang, Ling Mei Teng, Yew Lie Koo

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This study aimed to investigate the effects of the qualities of supervisors on supervision. Students’ supervision experience, conceptualised in terms of 13 tasks, was compared based on the qualities of supervisors in terms of interpersonal skills, experience in research, academic skills, experience in supervision and academic subject knowledge. Differential Item Functioning (DIF) analysed by Rasch Modelling was used to ascertain the effect of each of the qualities on supervision. Significant DIF was found in four of the 13 supervision tasks for interpersonal skills, two tasks for experience in research, three tasks for academic skills, three tasks for experience in supervision, and two tasks for academic subject knowledge. Providing constructive feedback was found to be an important supervisory skill that students needed for their progress. Supervisors with good interpersonal skills, extensive experience in research and supervision, academic skills and academic subject knowledge provided more constructive feedback on their students’ progress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-112
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Institutional Research South East Asia
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Pang, V., Teng, L. M., & Koo, Y. L. (2015). Doctoral research experience in Malaysia. Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia, 13(2), 96-112.

Doctoral research experience in Malaysia. / Pang, Vincent; Teng, Ling Mei; Koo, Yew Lie.

In: Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia, Vol. 13, No. 2, 01.10.2015, p. 96-112.

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Pang, V, Teng, LM & Koo, YL 2015, 'Doctoral research experience in Malaysia', Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 96-112.
Pang, Vincent ; Teng, Ling Mei ; Koo, Yew Lie. / Doctoral research experience in Malaysia. In: Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia. 2015 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 96-112.
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