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Postgraduate research experience 2009 : the report of the postgraduate research experience questionnaire
  • Ali Radloff, ACER
  • Daniel Edwards, ACER
  • Hamish Coates, ACER
  • B Guthrie
  • C Tilbrook
Each year, graduates of Australian higher education institutions who have completed a doctoral or research masters degree are invited by their institution and Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) to respond to the Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ) about four months after graduation. This report presents the results from the ninth PREQ survey conducted since 1999. The PREQ asks graduates to respond to 28 statements about seven aspects of their research degree. The first 27 statements measure the quality of supervision, the intellectual climate of the department in which the respondent studied, the development of generic skills, the quality of the infrastructure provided by the university, the thesis examination process, and the clarity of goals and expectations. The final item asks graduates to indicate their overall level of satisfaction with their research experience.
  • Gender differences,
  • Generic skills,
  • Graduate study,
  • Higher education,
  • Intellectual disciplines,
  • Learning environment,
  • Quality,
  • Satisfaction,
  • Skill development,
  • Student attitudes,
  • Student characteristics,
  • Supervision,
  • Theses
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Ali Radloff, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, B Guthrie, et al.. "Postgraduate research experience 2009 : the report of the postgraduate research experience questionnaire" (2010)
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