The aim of the study states what is expected to be achieved by the study overall. According to Brink, Van Der Walt and Van Rensburg (2006), the aim should include the target population, research setting and the research variables. The aim of this study is to investigate the academic transitional challenges (variable) postgraduate students (target population) experience in the Faculty of CHS at UWC (setting) and to determine whether students utilize the available support systems provided. Research objectives Objectives are defined as clear concise declarative statements that are expressed in present tense, which indicate the specific information the study must yield (Burns & Grove, 2003). The objectives of this study are: To determine the academic preparedness of the postgraduate students as evidenced by experience and previous participation in research activities, publications and papers delivered prior to postgraduate enrolment; To determine if postgraduate students make use of the support services offered by UWC to facilitate smooth academic transition; To determine the primary motivations of students enrolling for postgraduate studies in the faculty; To compare the characteristics of postgraduate students with academic preparedness and primary motivations.
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|Title of Paper:||The Academic Transitional Experiences of Postgraduate Students in the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences at the University of the Western Cape|
|Publisher:||Unviersity of the Western Cape|
|Keywords:||Academic Performance, Academic preparedness, Support services, Postgraduate student, Academic Transition|
|Rights:||Copyright: University of the Western Cape|
|Date Added:||07 October 2010|