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Ani, Okon E.; Ngulube, Patrick; Onyancha, Bosire – SAGE Open, 2015
Access to information is vital for efficient research at universities. Electronic resources provide new platforms for information to aid in conducting research at universities. This study explores the perceived effect of accessibility and utilization of electronic resources on research productivity at Nigerian universities. A quantitative research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Information Sources, Access to Information
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Walker, Adam G. – SAGE Open, 2015
Private monetary contributions and the role of athletics are topics of discussion at nearly all institutions, and thus any relationship between the two has become increasingly valuable to determine donor motivations. This quantitative research study analyzed universities' overall private contributions to determine whether there was a significant…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support
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Alyousef, Hesham Suleiman – SAGE Open, 2015
Metadiscourse analysis reveals the way writers engage with different texts and communicate with each other. Examining these linguistic resources is important because they play a vital role in maximizing the learning experiences of students in the Master's program in Accounting. Yet, there is a lack of research investigating these features in a key…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Accounting
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Linck, Jared A.; Weiss, Daniel J. – SAGE Open, 2015
The role of executive functioning in second language (L2) aptitude remains unclear. Whereas some studies report a relationship between working memory (WM) and L2 learning, others have argued against this association. Similarly, being bilingual appears to benefit inhibitory control, and individual differences in inhibitory control are related to…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Inhibition, Predictor Variables, Second Language Learning
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Jabbari, Ali Akbar; Salimi, Hemrah – SAGE Open, 2015
This study sought to investigate the role of transfer at the initial states of the third language (L3) acquisition. The following hypotheses were investigated in this study: (a) the second language transfer hypothesis ("L2 Status Factor") proposing that L2 impedes transfer from L1 into L3; (b) the Cumulative Enhancement Model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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