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The Impact of Community for Part-Time Doctoral Students: How Relationships in the Academic Department Affect Student Persistence
International Journal of Doctoral Studies
This study examines the ways that part-time Ph.D. students develop community within the academic department and how a sense of community is related to persistence. This study included 12 participants (ten students and two program chairs) in two academic departments at one urban research institution. This qualitative study followed a descriptive case study design and provided three levels of data: the institution is the bounded system; the academic departments are the cases; and the participantsdoi:10.28945/2297 fatcat:5dwcinsanjclddo3wh72mmpbgy