Title: Undergraduate students' attitudes towards research: lessons from an international branch campus in the UAE

Authors: Fehmida Hussain; Tenia Kyriazi; Lynda Hyland

Addresses: Middlesex University Dubai, Knowledge Park, Dubai, P.O. Box 500697, UAE ' Middlesex University Dubai, Knowledge Park, Dubai, P.O. Box 500697, UAE ' Middlesex University Dubai, Knowledge Park, Dubai, P.O. Box 500697, UAE

Abstract: The study discusses efforts to inculcate a research culture among undergraduate students at an international branch campus of a British university in the UAE. It presents a case study of the work of a student research committee, and analyses primary qualitative and quantitative data from a sample of undergraduate students. Findings indicate that students regard research as valuable, particularly in relation to their future careers. Nonetheless, perceived challenges associated with research are highlighted. Implications for practice are discussed.

Keywords: student attitudes towards research; higher education; research culture; UAE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2018.095918

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2018 Vol.9 No.4, pp.382 - 395

Available online: 26 Oct 2018 *

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