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A Mixed Method to Identifying the Challenges of the Agricultural Students’ Training Courses (Case of Ramin Agricultural and Natural Resources University of Khuzestan) . jea. 2016; 3 (5) :17-26
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The purpose of the present study was to identify the encountered challenges and problems of undergraduates when passing the training course. The paradigm of the present study was mixed method (qualitative-quantitative). The last year undergraduate students (2015-2016) at Ramin Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Khuzestan considered as the population in both qualitative and quantitative parts. Among them, using purposive sampling method, 30 students selected and until achieving to the theoretical saturation data collection process lasted in qualitative. It should be noted that data collected using individual in-depth interviews and also data analyzed using Nvivo 11. Based on the findings of the qualitative part, a researcher made questionnaire designed to measure the quantitative part and the data for this part, analyzed using SPSS software. The results revealed that in the qualitative part, many factors are hindering the implementation of effective training courses in the students’ viewpoint such as administrative bureaucracy, lack of facilities, lack of definition of specific educational program in order to pass the course, lack of scientific and practical scientific quality. Also in the quantitative part, the factors such as the improper timing for passing the course, the poor training, poor equipment and facilities allocated to the top priorities. Finally, it can be suggested that the officials should evaluate the implemented courses and used the results in the future periods.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/07/29 | Accepted: 2017/07/29 | Published: 2017/07/29

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