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ERIC Number: EJ857326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Studying Doctoral Education: Using Activity Theory to Shape Methodological Tools
Beauchamp, Catherine; Jazvac-Martek, Marian; McAlpine, Lynn
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v46 n3 p265-277 Aug 2009
The study reported here, one part of a larger study on doctoral education, describes a pilot study that used Activity Theory to shape a methodological tool for better understanding the tensions inherent in the doctoral experience. As doctoral students may function within a range of activity systems, we designed data collection protocols based on Activity Theory to examine their experience. This paper describes these protocols, the results of a piloting of these protocols, and discusses the strengths and limitations of using Activity Theory in this way. (Contains 1 note and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A