Doctoral Program Evaluation: An Alternative Approach

Kuan Chen Tsai

Abstract


Doctoral degrees may serve as an important impetus that produces independent researchers, scholarship, and future leaders. As a result, it is necessary to evaluate the quality of doctoral programs. This article attempts to use the meta-analysis to evaluate educational research that has been developed at the University of the Incarnate Word. The findings indicate that the majority of students preferred the quantitative paradigm to demonstrate their independent research skills. In this paradigm, the survey approach is the most promising. Evident throughout these discussions is the necessity for more extensive research to be undertaken to track doctoral students and graduates’ perceptions of the program. It could be investigated from three phases: past, present, and future.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/iss.v2i1.5401

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