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Author Australian Council for Educational Research.

Title Evaluation and validation of the trial postgraduate research experience questionnaires / Australian Council for Education Research
Published Canberra : The Council, [2000]


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Description xv, 150 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Evaluations and Investigations Program report ; 99/10
Evaluations and Investigations Program report ; 99/10
Summary The Graduate Careers Council of Australia proposed in 1996 that a Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire be developed. After consultations with focus groups and an advisory committee comprising the GCCA's Survey Management Group and representation from the tertiary sector, a list of items to be included in a questionnaire were developed. Two lists of items were developed with slightly different wordings so as to test the appropriateness of both an agree/disagree and a satisfied/unsatisfied scale. The aspects of the research experience examined in these draft questionnaires included: supervision; the thesis examination process; issues about student goals and expectations; faculty/department ethos and intellectual climate issues; infrastructure issues; and skills development issues. All Australian institutes of higher education were invited to participate in the pilot survey. Twenty-eight universities participated, involving some 2336 postgraduate research students. The Australian Council for Educational Research was commissioned to analyse the data obtained from the pilot survey and to prepare a report on its suitability as an instrument
Analysis Electronic resource
Higher education
Notes DETYA no. 6469.HERC00A
Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Higher Education Division, Evaluations and Investigations Program
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 149-150
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web
Subject Graduate students -- Employment -- Australia.
Graduate students -- Australia -- Statistics.
Student evaluation of curriculum -- Australia.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Author Australia. Department of Education, Training, and Youth Affairs. Evaluations and Investigations Programme
Australian Council for Educational Research.
ISBN 0642433372
0642433380 (Online version)