Unravelling the complexities of distance education student attrition

Christopher K. MORGAN, Siu Ling Maureen TAM

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Abstract

This paper reports on an investigation into the complexities of student attrition in a distance education course. Deep‐seated factors involved in the attrition process are disclosed as the particular qualitative research process that was employed mapped student responses through the course of interviews. These tabulations reveal interesting patterns of change as students volunteer explanations for their decisions. Copyright © 1999 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-108
JournalDistance Education
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Morgan, C. K., & Tam, M. (1999). Unravelling the complexities of distance education student attrition. Distance Education, 20(1), 96-108. doi: 10.1080/0158791990200108