Readiness of preparing postgraduate students in pursuit of their doctoral programme

T. Subahan Mohd Meerah

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    Abstract

    There is a need to prepare doctoral students with research skills before and during their research work at graduate level, especially in the writing of their thesis. Too often faculty assumed graduate students are prepared for embarking research, especially in using library or seeking knowledge through the use of information technology, the writing of the dissertation, to conduct literature review and the analysis or method of processing data. This paper will report the findings of a study regarding the preparedness of doctoral students to embark on their research studies. It was found that Graduate students generally felt they have yet to acquire the level of research skills in seeking information for their research and are deficient in analytical skills. Some of them have only attained low level information seeking skills, but they need higher level information skills to conduct a PhD research study. Most of them have no experience in doing research prior to their study, and thus require training, such as on analytical skills in processing data. Based on the above findings, a number of recommendations in overcoming these problems are provided in order to improve graduation time and the quality of students doctoral research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Pages184-188
    Number of pages5
    Volume9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010 - Cairo, Egypt
    Duration: 29 Oct 201031 Oct 2010

    Other

    Other1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010
    CountryEgypt
    CityCairo
    Period29/10/1031/10/10

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    Keywords

    • Information seeking skills
    • Reseach skills

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Psychology(all)

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    Meerah, T. S. M. (2010). Readiness of preparing postgraduate students in pursuit of their doctoral programme. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 9, pp. 184-188) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.133

    Readiness of preparing postgraduate students in pursuit of their doctoral programme. / Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd.

    Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 184-188.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Meerah, TSM 2010, Readiness of preparing postgraduate students in pursuit of their doctoral programme. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 184-188, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.133
    Meerah TSM. Readiness of preparing postgraduate students in pursuit of their doctoral programme. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9. 2010. p. 184-188 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.133
    Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd. / Readiness of preparing postgraduate students in pursuit of their doctoral programme. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. pp. 184-188
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