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Title: Supporting part-time Masters students towards successful research dissertations: a case study
Authors: Pather, S 
Erwin, Geoff 
Striimpfer, C 
Keywords: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT);Faculty of Business Informatics (FBI);Higher Education Institutions (HEls);Masters students;Part-time Masters students' support and Structured Study Program (SSP)
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Southern African Literature and Languages
Source: Pather, S., Erwin, G. and Striimpfer, C. 2005. Supporting Part-Time Masters Students to-wards Successful Research Dissertations: A Case Study.
Abstract: Experience at many Higher Education Institutions (HEls) is that a large percentage of registered Masters students never complete their research dissertation. A number of reasons have been suggested for this. Coursework and dissertation mixed Masters degrees have been introduced in order to attract more Masters students, but the rate of completion is still low . The Faculty of Business Informatics (FBI) at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) has implemented several approaches to part-time Masters students' support, including the most recent one of offering a Structured Study Program (SSP) that is directly supportive of the skills and resources that a Masters student needs to complete a dissertation. This paper reports on various modes of offering Masters degrees, FBI's Masters student history, a survey of FBI's Masters students to assess factors influencing progress with research dissertations and the implementation of SSP
Appears in Collections:CPGS Journal Articles (DHET Subsidised)

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