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ERIC Number: EJ1054801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
A Facet Theory Model for Integrating Contextual and Personal Experiences of International Students
Hackett, Paul M. W.
Journal of International Students, v4 n2 p164-176 2014
The purpose of this article is to use a facet theory research approach to provide a clear, coherent, and integrated model of international students' experiences based upon the findings of psychological research into students when studying abroad. In research that employs a facet theory approach events are classified in terms of their constituent parts or facets and the sub-elements of facets. The specification of facets serves to allow accumulative knowledge and theory construction. A model is proposed in the form of a mapping sentence with three background facets and four content facets. How the mapping sentence forms a flexible template for designing, conducting and analyzing research into international students' experiences is discussed, as is the potential in using facet theory to develop a cumulative body of knowledge about this student group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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