ERIC Number: EJ1116236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Education Student Research Paradigms and Emerging Scholar Identities: A Mixed-Methods Study
Hales, Patrick D.; Croxton, Rebecca A.; Kirkman, Christopher J.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v27 n3 p79-110 2016
Using a mixed-methods approach, this study sought to understand a general sense of paradigm confidence and to see how this confidence relates to doctoral student identities as emerging scholars. Identity development was explored among 46 education doctoral students at a midsized public university in the Southeast. Researchers examined students' emerging scholar identities, sense of belonging, and confidence in understanding their research paradigms. Key findings suggest that being able to demonstrate confidence in research paradigms is important to scholar development as it reflects the internal identity of the researcher and the external position of the scholar in the academic field.
Descriptors: Student Research, Models, Scholarship, Mixed Methods Research, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Online Surveys, Semi Structured Interviews, Research Methodology, Schools of Education, Self Efficacy, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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