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dc.contributor.authorStyger, A.
dc.contributor.authorVan Vuuren, G.W.
dc.contributor.authorHeymans, A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-07T10:02:51Z
dc.date.available2017-03-07T10:02:51Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationStyger, A. et al. 2015. Case study of postgraduate student dropout rate at South African universities. International business and economics research journal, 14(1):1–13. [http://dx.doi.org/10.19030/iber.v14i1.9027]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1535–0754
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/20737
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.19030/iber.v14i1.9027
dc.description.abstractPublic funding for higher education in South Africa is a significant investment. Large amounts of funds are invested in students and there is a national shortage of high quality students in scarce skills - in particular, students with a postgraduate qualification. Students tend to take longer to complete their studies which contributes to the workload of academic staff. Dropouts are affecting the deliverance of these students in a negative way and priceless research from these students is never delivered and published. Not only are fewer students and research being delivered, but large amounts of funding and human capital are wasted on educating students who will never complete their studies. Postgraduate studies have a potential greater loss, and a beta distribution on the dropout can predict the expected and unexpected loss for these students. The latter is an area for concern and needs to be assessed and addressed as soon as possible.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherClute Instituteen_US
dc.subjectStudent dropout rateen_US
dc.subjectStudent retentionen_US
dc.subjectFinancial lossen_US
dc.subjectEducation fundingen_US
dc.titleCase study of postgraduate student dropout rate at South African universitiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID12260215 - Heymans, André
dc.contributor.researchID13007734 - Styger, Anton
dc.contributor.researchID12001333 - Van Vuuren, Gary Wayne


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