Graduate Information Research Skills

By T. Subahan Mohd Meerah and Lilia Halim.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Malaysia, like other countries, experiences a sudden increase of students pursuing postgraduate education. One of the main reasons is the need to produce more researches for development and innovation. The acquisition of the skill of seeking and acquiring knowledge should be an important outcome of the program. The paper reports an evaluation of the students’ knowledge seeking skill and behavior. Generally, students do has low knowledge seeking skills. The students do not use the web-based databases that the university subscribes to and are overly dependent on the general public search engine. Implication of the study discussed a number of alternatives to provide the students in acquiring the skill.

Keywords: Knowledge Seeking Skill, Postgraduate Students

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 10, pp.91-100. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 772.290KB).

T. Subahan Mohd Meerah

Professor, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

T. Subahan Mohd Meerah is a professor of Science Education, whose research interests are in curriculum, evaluation, and on marginalised children. T. Subahan Mohd Meerah teaches research methodology courses as well as curriculum subjects.

Lilia Halim

Professor, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Lilia Halim is a professor in Science Education and a science educator. At the undergraduate level, Halim teaches physics methodology courses. At the graduate level, Halim teaches courses on science, technology and entrepreneurship education and also research methodology subjects. Halim’s research interests are in the areas of pedagogical content knowledge, science teacher professional development, and pedagogy.


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