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RESULTS OF SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY: 2008
 

Summary: 1
RESULTS OF SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY: 2008
Analyzed by: Hal Whitehead, Graduate Coordinator
11 June 2008
Table of Contents
SUMMARY AND GENERAL CONCLUSIONS...............................................................................2
INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................3
GENERAL SUMMARY OF ANSWERS ...........................................................................................3
WRITTEN COMMENTS ..................................................................................................................12
QUALITY OF SUPERVISION ANALYSIS ....................................................................................24
APPENDIX--Preamble to Survey......................................................................................................25
SUMMARY AND GENERAL CONCLUSIONS
In March and April 2008 the Graduate Directorate of the Biology Department carried out a survey
of the attitudes of graduate students to the graduate program and their supervision, a repeat of
surveys carried out in 1989, 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2004. However, this was the first survey that
was on-line.
Sixty-one students of 92 (66%) completed the survey as compared to 35% in 2004, 26% in
1999, 34% in 1996, 54% in 1992, and 59% in 1989. The much higher participation rate may be
largely due to changing to an on-line format. It also gives the survey more power. There were

  

Source: Adl, Sina - Department of Biology, Dalhousie University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology