Exploring the Supervisory Practices in Higher Education Institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Keywords:Supervisory Practices, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Research Culture
The current study aimed to explore the supervisory practices in HEIs in Khyber PakhtunKhwa. Therefore, seven well-reputed universities were selected for the study. Pragmatism research philosophy applied and therefore Mixed Method Research (MMR) was used. A sample of 616 (58 HODs, 239 teachers and 319 students of MPhil and PhD) were taken by applying stratified sampling technique for quantitative data whereas 12 individuals were taken through purposive sampling technique for qualitative data. An adapted questionnaire was used for quantitative data collection whereas semi-structure interview was developed for qualitative data collection. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used for quantitative data analysis while thematic analysis was used for qualitative data analysis. The result concluded that supervisors were constantly available for students to provide assistance in their research. Time allocated by the supervisors to evaluate the research work of the students. Moreover, they provide guidance in the publication of research article in renowned journal.
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