Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(12), pp. 2755 - 2764
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071225
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Integrating Students in Research under the Supervision of Faculty Members: A Case Study of a University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Ghadah Al-Murshidi *
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates

ABSTRACT

Several scholars have reiterated the significance of undergraduate research and the importance of supervision by faculty members (Lopatto, 2010; Al Morshedi, 2016; Bauer & Bennett, 2003). This study aims at exposing the prospects and challenges faced by undergraduates during this process of integration from the perspective of the student. Qualitative data was generated using interviews and open ended questionnaires from 24 students and 616 respondents between the ages of 18-45 at a university in the United Arab Emirate. Results reveal that undergraduates suffer challenges, such as unavailability of resources, lack of communication with faculty members and their team when working in a group, time management issues and, inadequate subject knowledge and research orientation amongst others.

KEYWORDS
Undergraduate Research, Supervision, Faculty Members, United Arab Emirates

Cite this paper
Ghadah Al-Murshidi . "Integrating Students in Research under the Supervision of Faculty Members: A Case Study of a University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.12 (2019) 2755 - 2764. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071225.