ISM UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMME IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION
II year students
2013 05 19
ATTITUDE TOWARDS ONLINE UK EDUCATION IN LITHUANIA
BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS COURSE RESEARCH REPORT
Lect. Eglė Verseckaitė
2013 05 19
The report focuses on investigating attitude towards online education introduction in Lithuania. The research problem is that the UCORS (newly established online education company) does not know how Lithuanian student assess online educational opportunities in UK universities. And a question arises: what factors influence the attitude of third or fourth year English language business students in Vilnius about further online studies in UK. This knowledge was gained by researching students’ attitudes towards UK educational system, people’s views on online studying in general, and how happy they are currently living in Lithuania. In order to systematically present what we found, we firstly introduce methodology that we use (operationalization of variables, population and sampling, research procedure), then we take a look at the results of the research and interpretation of the findings, and finally – the conclusion. We conduct a quantitative research, which has a deductive approach. Instruments and measurements are predetermined and prepared before the research begins. To gather the data the online survey method is used. Findings of the research suggest that, even though there are links that signal the success of this company in Lithuania, the market is not ready for the implementation of online education system just yet.
1RELATED LITERATURE EVALUATION4
1.1WHAT OTHERS FOUND4
1.2HYPOTHESIS AND RESEARCH QUESTION5
2.1POPULATION AND SAMPLING6
2.2OPERATIONALIZATION OF VARIABLES7
2.3PROCEDURE OF RESEARCH7
3RESULTS OF THE SURVEY8
4FINDINGS ABOUT UCORS FUTURE IN LITHUANIA17
* LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1. Belief that getting stronger position is strongly depended on having a postgraduate degree8
Figure 2. Plans for Master’s Degree studies8
Figure 3. Satisfaction of living in Lithuania9
Figure 4. Having been to United Kingdom9
Figure 5. Willingness of living rather living in UK10
Figure 6. Having close people as students in UK10
Figure 7. Influence of close people as students in UK11
Figure 8. Agreeableness that UK education system is better that Lithuanian11
Figure 9. Comparison of online and in-class education systems12
Figure 10. Level of ability and comfort while using computer as main learning tool12 * LIST OF TABLES
Table 1. Chi Square Test on cross tabulation of plans for further studies and belief that postgraduate education is very important to one’s career13
Table 2. Chi Square Test on cross tabulation of satisfaction living in Lithuania and willingness to live in UK.14
Table 3. Chi Square Test on cross tabulation of ever being/visiting UK and a wish to live there.14
Table 4. Crosstabulation of attitude towards online education as opposed to an in-class education and comfort of using a computer for learning15
Table 5. Crosstabulation of attitude towards using the computer as the main learning tool and satisfaction of living in Lithuania.15
Table 6. Crosstabulation of attitude towards UK educational system and satisfaction of living in Lithuania15
Table 7. Chi square of crosstabulation between attitude towards UK educational system and satisfaction of living in Lithuania16 *
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...for MIS research using survey.
The first part of the paper defines survey research and discuss its application.
Difference between survey and survey research
In general, a survey is a means of gathering information about one or many certain characteristics, or opinion of a population.
A survey research is conducted to advance scientific knowledge ⇒ for research purpose
Produce quantitative results. The subjects may be individuals, groups, organization, or also may be projects, applications…
The main way of collecting information is by asking people structured and predefined questions
The sample is large enough to allow extensive statistical analyses
In order to best understand the application of survey method, we compare survey research with 2 other dominant methods in MIS: case studies and lab experiments.
Case studies involve the examination of a phenomenon in its natural setting. The researcher has no control over the phenomenon, but can control the scope and time of the examination
May not have clearly dependent and independent variables
Most appropriate when the researcher is interested in the relation between context and the phenomenon of interest.
Lab experiments involve examination of a phenomenon in a controlled settting.
Researcher manipulates the independent variables and see the effects on the dependent variables
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