Students' perceptions on the implementation of the final year research project

A case study

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Abstract

The final year project dissertation is offered to the final year students, aims to train the students to undertake a self-learning process with closed supervision on an extended or new topic in mathematical sciences area. Perceptions of the students on different parameters, such as the length of course offered, number of units, scope of research to be conducted, proposed supervisor, and modus operandi are investigated and evaluated. A survey was conducted on 136 final year students from Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Statistics programmes. Results show that more than 50% of the respondents agreed that the number of units and course duration offered are sufficient. Majority agreed that the scopes of research to be conducted and supervisors are to be determined by students. On the modus operandi of the course, different perceptions are obtained. In summary, the research found that there are rooms for enhancement of the quality of final year research projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages439-445
Number of pages7
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Mathematics Education Research 2010, ICMER 2010 - Malacca, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201014 Dec 2010

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OtherInternational Conference on Mathematics Education Research 2010, ICMER 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityMalacca
Period13/12/1014/12/10

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Keywords

  • Final year research projects
  • Implementation
  • Self-learning
  • Students' perceptions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Students' perceptions on the implementation of the final year research project : A case study. / Din, Ummul Khair Salma; Ahmad Shahabuddin, Faridatulazna; Rambely, Azmin Sham; Mohd. Suradi, Nur Riza; Ahmad, Rokiah @ Rozita; Majid, Noriza; Mohd Ali, Zalina; Mamat, Nur Jumaadzan Zaleha.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 8 2010. p. 439-445.

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

Din, UKS, Ahmad Shahabuddin, F, Rambely, AS, Mohd. Suradi, NR, Ahmad, RR, Majid, N, Mohd Ali, Z & Mamat, NJZ 2010, Students' perceptions on the implementation of the final year research project: A case study. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 8, pp. 439-445, International Conference on Mathematics Education Research 2010, ICMER 2010, Malacca, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.060
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