Barriers to Faculty Engagement in Research in Engineering Education (74765)

Session Information: Higher Education
Session Chair: Masahiro Inoue

Thursday, 23 November 2023 18:35
Session: Session 6
Room: Room 604
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

A study was undertaken to identify the individual, organizational and social barriers to faculty engagement in research in engineering education. Descriptive research design (survey) was used to undertake the study. The sample for the study comprised of 550 faculty members working at different levels with varied years of experience. A questionnaire was used to collect the relevant data. Chi-square was calculated for each statement to find out the significant trend of agreement or disagreement with the statements Inadequate knowledge of research areas in engineering education and research methods; lack of familiarity with statistical techniques and software for data analysis to be used in engineering education research; misconception that problems faced by the society can only be solved through research in engineering and educational decisions can be easily taken by committees through discussion; too high cost of international journals in engineering education; undertaking research in one’s own area of specialization is much easier and more satisfying than undertaking research in engineering education were perceived as individual barriers to undertaking research in engineering education. Perceived organizational barriers included: lack of encouragement from management, research in engineering education accorded less weightage in career development and heavy workload. Lack of support from seniors, lack of discussion among colleagues, non-seriousness on the part of students to provide data/information and difficulty in collecting data from industry were perceived as social barriers in undertaking research in engineering education. The paper also suggests measures to give impetus to research in engineering education.

Paramjit Kaur Tulsi, NITTTR, India
Parminder Walia, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, India

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Parminder Walia is an Associate Professor in Commerce . She has been teaching Commercial laws and Income Tax laws to Undergraduate students and Research Methodology to the Post Graduate students.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00