A mixed-method research on thesis supervision and research productivity in a Physics/Mathematics University faculty
Amaro Ensaldo, Abril
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“Research productivity (RP) and thesis supervision are two extremely important tasks for for academics and high education institutions. In an attempt to shed more light on processes associated with RP this mixed method correlational study investigated the possible relationships between thesis supervision and RP of research active physics and math academics in a Mexican higher education institution. For the purpose of this study, thesis supervision and research productivity were linked with two variables: the number of theses successfully supervised to completion and the number of years in thesis supervision. Research data were collected via academics’ PRODEP curriculum. This research also focused on academics’ beliefs, strategies and emotions about thesis supervision. The data for this portion of the study were collected through interviews following the Elicitation Array Protocol. The findings from this study revealed that the years in thesis supervision and RP were shown to have a positive correlation between thesis supervision and RP. It was also shown that the number of theses successfully supervised by the participants was the variable with the strongest positive correlation with RP.”
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