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Conference Paper: Assessing the research experience of postgraduate student at a Hong Kong university

TitleAssessing the research experience of postgraduate student at a Hong Kong university
Authors
KeywordsStudent Research Experience Questionnaire
Validation
Hong Kong context
Issue Date2010
PublisherHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
Citation
The 33rd International Conference of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) 2010, Melbourne, Australia, 6-9 July 2010. In Research and Development in Higher Education Series, 2010, v. 33, p. 645–654 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Student Research Experience Questionnaire (SREQ) has been used in an Australian university to measure postgraduates’ research experiences for many years. Hong Kong is undergoing major education reform and for some universities instigating the systematic evaluation of student learning experiences at all levels. The aims of this study were to validate SREQ in a Hong Kong university and explore the effect of student research experiences on the perceived development of generic skills and overall satisfaction. Data were collected from 599 currently enrolled postgraduate students at a Hong Kong university. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis were used to determine the construct validity of the scales and the effects of student research experiences on the perceived development of generic skills. Overall satisfaction was explored using structural equation modelling. The results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported the scale structure of five SREQ scales in the Hong Kong context. The reliability estimates ranged from .88 to .93. The structural equation modelling indicated that supervision was a significant predictor of students’ perceived skill development and overall satisfaction. Infrastructure and intellectual climate had only significant contribution to overall satisfaction. The results suggested that the SREQ is a reliable and valid instrument for the measurement of research students’ research experience in the Hong Kong context. The data can provide important information about relationships between student research experiences and how to promote positive learning outcomes.
DescriptionConference theme: Reshaping Higher Education
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/128158
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorZeng, LMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWebster, BJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T14:08:22Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T14:08:22Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 33rd International Conference of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) 2010, Melbourne, Australia, 6-9 July 2010. In Research and Development in Higher Education Series, 2010, v. 33, p. 645–654en_HK
dc.identifier.isbn0 908557 80 9-
dc.identifier.issn0156-8884-
dc.identifier.issn0 155 6223-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/128158-
dc.descriptionConference theme: Reshaping Higher Education-
dc.description.abstractThe Student Research Experience Questionnaire (SREQ) has been used in an Australian university to measure postgraduates’ research experiences for many years. Hong Kong is undergoing major education reform and for some universities instigating the systematic evaluation of student learning experiences at all levels. The aims of this study were to validate SREQ in a Hong Kong university and explore the effect of student research experiences on the perceived development of generic skills and overall satisfaction. Data were collected from 599 currently enrolled postgraduate students at a Hong Kong university. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis were used to determine the construct validity of the scales and the effects of student research experiences on the perceived development of generic skills. Overall satisfaction was explored using structural equation modelling. The results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported the scale structure of five SREQ scales in the Hong Kong context. The reliability estimates ranged from .88 to .93. The structural equation modelling indicated that supervision was a significant predictor of students’ perceived skill development and overall satisfaction. Infrastructure and intellectual climate had only significant contribution to overall satisfaction. The results suggested that the SREQ is a reliable and valid instrument for the measurement of research students’ research experience in the Hong Kong context. The data can provide important information about relationships between student research experiences and how to promote positive learning outcomes.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.-
dc.relation.ispartofResearch and Development in Higher Education Series-
dc.subjectStudent Research Experience Questionnaire-
dc.subjectValidation-
dc.subjectHong Kong context-
dc.titleAssessing the research experience of postgraduate student at a Hong Kong universityen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailZeng, LM: zengll@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWebster, BJ: bwebster@hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.hkuros170764en_HK
dc.identifier.volume33-
dc.identifier.spage645-
dc.identifier.epage654-
dc.publisher.placeAustralia-
dc.description.otherThe 33rd International Conference of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) 2010, Melbourne, Australia, 6-9 July 2010. In Research and Development in Higher Education Series, 2010, v. 33, p. 645–654-

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