Thesis Advisors’ Difficulties in Guiding Thesis Writing(Non-Linguistics Factors)

Hamarismul, Deni (2006) Thesis Advisors’ Difficulties in Guiding Thesis Writing(Non-Linguistics Factors). Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

A thesis advisor is someone who guides the students’ thesis writing. During a supervising process, most of the advisors face some difficulties. It is common at supervising process since at least there are two persons who always interact with the researcher at every thesis supervising. They are advisor and co-advisor. The difficulty itself can be intentional and unintentional. It really depends on those three persons above. Based on that reason, the writer wants to investigate about the advisors’ difficulties when supervising their students in writing their thesis. It is expected that the result of this study will give input or feedback to the thesis supervisors about the difficulties that most of English Department thesis supervisors face. The scope of this study is in English Department of Muhammadiyah University of Malang and this research focuses on non-linguistic factors. This research uses descriptive qualitative design. The population of this study is all English Department lecturers who are as thesis advisors at Muhammadiyah University of Malang. This research uses non-probability sampling, exactly, purposive sampling because the writer only chooses 15 full-time thesis advisors as a sample. In this case, the writer uses an unstructured interview to collect the data since it will give a chance or possibility for the advisors to express their difficulties freely. The results of this research are; all of thesis advisors have some difficulties. Those difficulties from the top to the less in a sequence as follows; students’ English proficiencies, students’ time management, students’ research methodology, students motivation, students’ attitude, students’ research topic, co-advisor relationship, students’ plagiarism, students’ personalities, the big number of supervised students and advisor workload. Moreover, the level of difficulty experienced by the advisors did not relate with the length of time they supervised as well as did not relate with the subject they taught.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Rayi Tegar Pamungkas
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2012 03:16
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 03:16
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/11510

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