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Hanshaw, Larry G. – College Student Journal, 2012
This study sought to determine how students would describe their group-only cooperative testing experiences in terms of key elements of cooperative learning often cited in the literature. Written comments of 159 graduate students were analyzed and 26 related categories of comments were derived from 495 statements of students enrolled in two…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students
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Lin, Yii-Nii – College Student Journal, 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe the life experiences of science/engineering students who had been dissatisfied with their lives during graduate school in Taiwan. This study adopted a qualitative method of phenomenology utilizing in-depth interviews for data collection. Thirteen male and five female students with an average age of 24.85…
Descriptors: Motivation, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology
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Piotrowski, Chris; Hemasinha, Rohan – College Student Journal, 2012
There has been a flurry of research activity, in recent years, on the various aspects of STEM programs in the U.S. Yet there is scant research on vocational selection and career path aspirations of mathematics (hereon, math) students during their graduate-level education. The current study, based on a mixed-design, from data obtained on a small…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Outcomes of Education
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Lei, Simon A.; Chuang, Ning-Kuang – College Student Journal, 2009
In today's academic climate, the old adage "publish or perish" no longer applies solely to postdoctoral scholars, lecturers, visiting and tenure-track faculty members. Many masters and doctoral (graduate) students nationwide are expected to publish their research results before graduation. Many leading academic departments have required their…
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Graduate Study, Mentors, Cost Effectiveness
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Hadjioannou, Xenia; Shelton, Nancy Rankie; Fu, Danling; Dhanarattigannon, Jiraporn – College Student Journal, 2007
Graduate studies and particularly doctoral work are often described as extremely challenging and demanding. Graduate students experience lofty academic demands, high levels of stress and anxiety and conflicts between various responsibilities. Through the self-examination of the experience of four doctoral students and a professor, this paper…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Profiles
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McCullough, Mark; Holmberg, Melissa – College Student Journal, 2005
The purpose of this research was to explore Google's potential for detecting occurrences of word-for-word (1) plagiarism in master's theses. The authors sought answers to these questions:1. Is Google an effective tool for detecting plagiarism in master's theses?2. Is Google an efficient tool for detecting plagiarism in master's theses?The first…
Descriptors: Internet, Plagiarism, Masters Theses, Search Engines
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Payne, Denise A.; Johnson, Julie M. – College Student Journal, 2005
The purpose of this project was to provide a resource for distance education graduate students or their instructors to help students excel in their online programs. The researchers interviewed 15 people, consisting of current students and recent graduates. Participants provided information about the nature of online courses, why these courses were…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Distance Education
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Mupinga, Emily E.; Mupinga, Davison M. – College Student Journal, 2005
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an aptitude test, thought to reflect intelligence or the capacity to learn (Larsen & Buss, 2003). It is a standardized admission exam designed to predict performance in graduate school through verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning questions. The GRE Board encourages graduate schools,…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Aptitude Tests, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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Remus, William; Wong, Clara – College Student Journal, 1982
Evaluates the effectiveness of five admission models in predicting student performance in a Masters of Business Administration program. Found the regression model predicts graduate success better than the other models, but none of the models improved upon the admission officer's judgment. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Admissions Officers, Business Administration Education
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Leonardson, Gary R. – College Student Journal, 1979
A study of 44 graduate students from a private university was designed to determine the contribution of academic factors to the prediction of graduate school grade point average (GPA). Undergraduate GPA makes a significant contribution to predicting graduate GPA. None of the verbal tests were predictive. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Grade Prediction, Graduate Students
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Warshawsky, Irving – College Student Journal, 1972
The author attempts to furnish a frame of reference which can be of assistance to the student contemplating seeking a Ph.D. and possibly to those advising him. (Author)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Doctoral Programs, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Students