Postgraduate Research Supervision and Support at the Selected Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania.

Hokororo, Jacqueline Thomas (2021) Postgraduate Research Supervision and Support at the Selected Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study examined Postgraduate research supervision and supports that postgraduate student get at the three selected higher learning institutions in Tanzania. Specifically, it explored the kind of support, assessed the meanings attached to quality supervision also determined the effectiveness of the given support to ensure quality researchers in Tanzania. Simple random sampled 70 respondents including students and supervisors from the three institutions. The survey research design structured interview and questionnaire to gather data. Quantitative data were analyzed by Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), whereas qualitative data were subjected to content analysis. Findings reveal that supervisors and institutions had a greater role to play in producing quality researchers. The most crucial support students needed were training in research methodology and quality interaction. They also perceive the ideal supervision as the creation of effective interaction with their supervisors throughout the learning cycle. Moreover, they expressed too much satisfaction with the received support. The study recommends more guidance on research methodology and maximum communication between supervisors and students. Also recommends regular supervision training and seminars for supervisors to equip them with knowledge and understanding of their roles for quality supervision. Institutions are also advised to monitor the supervision process to ensure the timely completion of postgraduate students. For further study, it is recommended that assessment of the perception of postgraduate research supervision and support at higher learning institutions to be done in other educational stakeholders in Tanzania. Keywords: Postgraduate research, supervision and supports, Postgraduate student, higher learning institutions in Tanzania.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2023 14:43
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2023 14:43

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