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A Qualitative Appraisal of the Teaching Methodology Approaches in PhD Coursework


A comprehensive understanding of research methodologies is necessary to conduct relevant research. Instructing adult scholars is difficult due to their prolonged absence from formal education. To tackle this issue, the university addressed in this paper devised a ‘research methodology’ course specifically designed for those who are employed, including a combination of adult learning principles and traditional teaching methods. An effective evaluation methodology guarantees continuous and fruitful learning. This article provides a qualitative analysis of the technique used by the university to develop research foundations for adult scholars, demonstrating that a blend of andragogy and pedagogy leads to favourable results. Scholars employed management principles to acquire new skills and effectively manage the delicate equilibrium between their professional and personal obligations.


Research Methodology, Professional Scholars, Adult Education, Teaching Methodology, Andragogy, Pedagogy, Assessment & Evaluation, Management, Qualitative Analysis



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