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Stylianides, Gabriel J.; Stylianides, Andreas J. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
In this paper, we argue that posing new researchable questions in educational research is a dynamic process that reflects the field's growing understanding of the web of potentially influential factors surrounding the examination of a particular phenomenon of interest. We illustrate this thesis by drawing on a strand of mathematics education…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Research Methodology, Research Design
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Turgut, Ilknur Gulsen; Turgut, Sedat – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to determine the effect of visualization on mathematics achievement in the thesis studies conducted in Turkey. In this context, the findings obtained from individual studies are combined via meta-analysis. For this purpose, Council of Higher Education (CoHE) National Thesis Center database was thoroughly scanned by using…
Descriptors: Visualization, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Agné, Hans; Mörkenstam, Ulf – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Whether supervision of doctoral students is best pursued individually or collectively is a recurring but unresolved question in debates on higher education. The rarity of longitudinal data and the common usage of qualitative methods to analyse a limited number of cases have left the effectiveness of either model largely untested. To assist with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Supervision, Doctoral Dissertations
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Jowsey, T.; Corter, A.; Thompson, A. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This study explores the views of doctoral students and supervisors about two doctoral thesis-writing models: the traditional monograph and the thesis that includes published articles in its body. Doctoral theses in biological and health sciences usually follow one of these two common models. Doctoral theses with publications are increasingly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Journal Articles
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Trosset, Carol; Weisler, Steven – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Kuh (2008) describes the capstone as a "culminating experience" students undertake close to graduation often involving "a project of some sort that integrates and applies what they've learned" (p. 11). The senior thesis is one form of the capstone in which students write an analytic paper under faculty supervision, typically as…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Theses, Student Surveys, Writing Evaluation
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Engel, Steven – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2016
A recent study of honors curricula across the nation indicates that 75.6% of honors programs and colleges at four-year institutions have thesis or capstone requirements (Savage and Cognard-Black). In addition to institutions with thesis requirements, many more also have the option for students to complete theses. For example, an earlier study…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Honors Curriculum, Theses, Models
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Schaus, Margaret; Snyder, Terry – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Every senior at Haverford College writes a thesis or its equivalent, conducting independent research with guidance from faculty and librarians. Students critically engage in investigative work in archives, field studies, and labs. In this article, librarians explore the way anthropology and history thesis writers do research to define paths toward…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Student Research, Theses, Learning Processes
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Fatahipour, Majid; Nemati, Majid – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
Amongst extensive research on thesis writing quality, few provide a detailed account of common writing challenges/errors as perceived by examiners vs. students. In this study, eight recent English theses marked-up by examiners and defended in Iranian universities were selected randomly among those thesis made available (n=45). Based on an…
Descriptors: Masters Theses, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Mason, Andrew – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Faith schools in England are often regarded as ill-suited to cultivating the abilities, attitudes, and dispositions required for living together harmoniously in an ethnically and religiously diverse society. These concerns might be formulated in terms of the thesis that faith schools in England are considerably sub-optimal for the cultivation of…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism, Values
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Chatterjee-Padmanabhan, Meeta; Nielsen, Wendy – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
This paper presents a study of two international doctoral students' perspectives on preparing to formally present the thesis proposal, which we conceptualise as a threshold in the PhD journey. They participated in a thesis writing group (TWG) that aimed to support international doctoral students to develop aspects of their scholarship in the early…
Descriptors: Research Proposals, Case Studies, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Duman, Ahmet; Inel, Yusuf – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the general trends of master dissertations written in Social Studies Education and performed in 2008-2014 years in terms of thematic and methodology. Document review was performed in study. The study group was included in all the master's thesis recorded at thesis database of Higher Education Council…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Social Studies, Educational Trends
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Johnson, E Marcia – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
As doctoral enrolments have soared in many countries around the world, considerable attention has been devoted to how an increasingly diverse candidature can succeed in thesis writing. Along with supervisory guidance during the student's research project, various publications have emerged to help students with thesis writing requirements. However,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
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Eschenbacher, Saskia – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This article aims at expanding transformation theory through the work of the philosopher Richard Rorty. His concept of redescription allows us to distinguish between good learning and transformative learning and to counteract the critique of conceptional looseness. In addition, Rorty's thesis of contingency and his notion of irony are going to be…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Criticism, Transformative Learning
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Lo, William Yat Wai – Higher Education Quarterly, 2018
Research on transnational Higher Education governance has provided a thesis explaining how East Asian states have successfully selectively blended elements of globalisation in Higher Education with their pre-existing regulatory regimes. However, this paper argues that the thesis overlooks the significance of local politics in understanding the…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Global Approach, Political Influences
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Stappenbelt, Brad – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
In the present action learning implementation, twelve action learning sets were conducted over eight years. The action learning sets consisted of students involved in undergraduate engineering research thesis work. The concurrent study accompanying this initiative investigated the influence of the action learning environment on student approaches…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Engineering Education
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