04 December 2013 Volume :1 Issue :14

Academic Potential of PhD Students Explored At Seminar

Academic Potential of PhD Students Explored At Seminar
GSB&L doctoral students preparing for the research seminar.

The Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) recently hosted a Seminar aimed to stimulate both the creative and intellectual aspects of doctoral students.

The workshop, facilitated capacity building in research knowledge and skills, was part of an on-going College-wide strategic commitment to “build an institutional culture of research”.

Doctoral students received guidance on how to write a good literature review, referencing, paradigms and implications for research design, moving from research questions to research design: data collection, sampling and analysis and how to prepare TURNITIN reports for research documents and reports,

GSB&L’s Academic Leader: Higher Degrees and Research Dr Elias Munapo said: ‘The seminar equipped students with the knowledge to use various research tools  including quantitative and qualitative methods, structuring the research as well as aligning research objectives and research questions to be answered throughout writings within the thesis.’

Students were also given an opportunity to share with each other their experiences of the PhD journey, best practices, challenges and coping mechanisms.

Doctoral Student, Mr Jeskinus Mukonoweshuro said he found the presentations enriching and very helpful in addressing some of the concerns he had.

‘The School has taken the right route in seeking to enhance students’ understanding of the pertinent research issues that are fundamental in taking our research projects forward,’ he said.

-          Thandiwe Jumo

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