What is the problem with the statement of problem?

The case of postgraduate international students and the introductory sections of a project paper

Noraini Ibrahim, Radha M.K. Nambiar

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Abstract

This paper reports on an on-going action research that enquires into the academic writing of a project paper by international post-graduate students enrolled at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Preliminary observations reveal that many of these students are underprepared for the task, citing cross-cultural limitations stemming from differences in teaching and learning styles vis-avis here and their home countries. They also claim that they are not prepared for the autonomy that is presented in the data collecting process and the writing of the paper. This action research aims to address the problem with a focus on the Statement of Problem. Data for the study were collected through semi-structured questionnaires, interviews and document analysis. The researchers believe that if intervention is provided at the early stages of the writing, these novice writers should be able to achieve academic socialization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages1713-1717
Number of pages5
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 Feb 20117 Feb 2011

Other

Other3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/2/117/2/11

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Health Services Research
Students
action research
Socialization
student
document analysis
Malaysia
socialization
Teaching
autonomy
writer
Research Personnel
graduate
Learning
Interviews
questionnaire
interview
learning
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Academic socialization
  • Action reseaarch
  • Genre analysis
  • Intervention
  • Statement of problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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What is the problem with the statement of problem? The case of postgraduate international students and the introductory sections of a project paper. / Ibrahim, Noraini; Nambiar, Radha M.K.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. p. 1713-1717.

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

Ibrahim, N & Nambiar, RMK 2011, What is the problem with the statement of problem? The case of postgraduate international students and the introductory sections of a project paper. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 15, pp. 1713-1717, 3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011, Istanbul, Turkey, 3/2/11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.356
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