ERIC Number: ED180271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The First Year of Postgraduate Research Study.
Welsh, Jennifer M.
The way in which graduate students attending British universities approach their one year of research study and the problems they encounter as graduate students were studied as part of an investigation into postgraduate education undertaken at the University of Aberdeen. Of the 77 students, 56 (39 Ph.D., 17 Master's candidates) were registered in the Faculty of Science, and 21 (10 Ph.D., 11 Master's candidates) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Twenty-five percent of the study group were women, and 18 percent were overseas students. Questionnaires were administered at regular intervals and the data were checked during interview sessions. After reviewing approaches to research and problems encountered, suggestions for improvement made by both students and staff are presented. The parts universities or institutes, individual departments, and students can play in implementation of the suggestions are covered. Previous related research is also reviewed. (SW)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Masters Degrees, Research Problems, Research Projects, Student Needs
The Society for Research into Higher Education, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 SXH, England
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).