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ERIC Number: ED548899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 161
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2677-2807-4
Inquiry Skills: A Phenomenological Study on the Perceptions of First-Year Community College Students
Donaldson, Audrey
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of this qualitative hermeneutic phenomenological study was to explore the specific factors associated with inquiry skills as a component of success with college level coursework. A hermeneutic phenomenological study was conducted to gain an understanding based on interview responses to questions about learning experiences as perceived and reported by first-year community college students. Thematic analysis was used to identify themes. Findings revealed various teaching and learning factors associated with the acquisition, development, and utilization of inquiry skills. Key findings include concepts related to student needs, ability, and opportunity for skills development, such as the perceived barriers that inhibit the acquisition, development, and application of inquiry skills. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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