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Yu, Shulin; Zhang, Yiran; Zheng, Yao; Yuan, Kaihao; Zhang, Limin – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
While research on peer feedback in second language (L2) writing at university/college level has proliferated, scholars have conducted less research on peer feedback in L2 academic and scholarly writing. Drawing upon multiple sources of data including semi-structured interviews, stimulated recalls, online interviews via WeChat, first and revised…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Masters Theses, Learner Engagement
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Guetterman, Timothy C.; Creswell, John W.; Deutsch, Charles; Gallo, Joseph J. – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2019
The Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences aims to enlarge the national pool of trained investigators in mixed methods and improve the quality of grant applications to the National Institutes of Health. Selected scholars are assigned a consulting team, participate in webinars, and attend an annual "retreat"…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Consultants, Workshops, Intervention
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Liu, Ming-Chi; Huang, Yueh-Min; Chien, Yu-Cheng – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The recording of words in a vocabulary notebook is regarded as a plausible and efficient method for learners, since they can organize and manage the individual words they wish to acquire. The wide appeal of portable computers has resulted in a rapid increase in taking notes via computers across college campuses. Although computers can increase…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Notetaking, Computer Uses in Education
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Paulus, Trena M.; Pope, Elizabeth M.; Woolf, Nicholas; Silver, Christina – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Few studies have explored approaches to teaching qualitative data analysis software (QDAS). As more researchers rely on self-teaching, more research into best practices for developing QDAS expertise is warranted. In this paper, we report our experience using the Five-Level QDA® method to guide the design of an introductory ATLAS.ti workshop. By…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Computer Software, Workshops
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Maxwell, Ian – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This article develops an account of an extracurricular reading group convened in a small theatre/performance department, consisting of postgraduate and honours students. The origins of the group in a formal seminar/class are discussed, including a shift in syllabus design based upon breadth of reading/content to one based upon depth, taking up the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Graduate Students, Honors Curriculum
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Wei, John; Carter, Susan; Laurs, Deborah – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The first time of many significant encounters is the most intense, raising awkwardness, anxiety and hope. This article presents data from doctoral students (n = 80) who described the first time that they submitted writing to their supervisor and received feedback. The first writing/feedback exchange is an initiation into the cultures of academia.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Ethnography, Writing Instruction, Supervisors
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De Piero, Zack K. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
In surveys and semi-structured interviews, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) discussed the role of reading in their first-year composition (FYC) courses infused with 'writing about writing' and 'teaching for transfer' perspectives. Three transformative reading lenses played a pivotal role in instructors' pedagogies -- deconstructing genres,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Teaching Assistants, Transformative Learning
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Wilkinson, Clare – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The principle that research should demonstrate impact is now a central driver in UK research policy, with some describing the UK as having undergone a 'culture change' in regards to evidencing the value and contribution of academic research (Watermeyer, R. 2012. "From Engagement to Impact? Articulating the Public Value of Academic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Transfer of Training, Research Skills
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Kumar, Swapna; Johnson, Melissa – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study focused on the mentoring experiences of 10 faculty members during the dissertation stage of two online professional doctoral programs. Interview data provided insight into the strategies used by the professors in the areas of virtual communication, research design and dissertation development, and psychosocial support, and the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Electronic Learning, Mentors
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Tiainen, Tarja; Berki, Eleni – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Women's under-representation in the fields of science and technology is strong; both in software houses and academic posts. We focus on the academic field by gender sensitive analysis of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) academics. The general picture given by statistics' meta-analyses illustrates male dominance even in Finland, which…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Science Education, Technology Education, Information Technology
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Paquot, Magali – Second Language Research, 2019
This article reports on the first results of a large-scale research programme that aims to define and circumscribe the construct of phraseological complexity and to theoretically and empirically demonstrate its relevance for second language theory. Within this broad agenda, the study has two main objectives. First, it investigates to what extent…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Language Research
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Peck, Catherine; Yates, Lynda – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
The 'intercultural turn' in foreign language education has brought to the fore the need to foster intercultural competences. Yet in contexts where virtually all intercultural communication is mediated by English as a foreign language (hereafter EFL), proficiency in that language determines to a large extent access to intercultural experiences,…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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McKinley, Jim; Dunworth, Katie; Grimshaw, Trevor; Iwaniec, Janina – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
With the number of international postgraduate students in UK universities steadily increasing, there is great interest in understanding how institutions can more effectively meet these students' expectations and needs through programme-supported development of intercultural competence. This paper reports on a project that explored experiences and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Graduate Students, Student Needs
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Beigman Klebanov, Beata; Ramineni, Chaitanya; Kaufer, David; Yeoh, Paul; Ishizaki, Suguru – Language Testing, 2019
Essay writing is a common type of constructed-response task used frequently in standardized writing assessments. However, the impromptu timed nature of the essay writing tests has drawn increasing criticism for the lack of authenticity for real-world writing in classroom and workplace settings. The goal of this paper is to contribute evidence to a…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Writing Tests, Writing Skills, Persuasive Discourse
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Izienicki, Hubert; Setchfield, Scott – Teaching Sociology, 2019
The role of extra credit in the college classroom has been examined as a philosophical and pedagogical issue, but in this project, we argue that the matter of extra credit is also a sociological one. Using survey data, we examine how college instructors' status and individual demographic characteristics are related to the use of extra credit. We…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Student Motivation, Sociology, Graduate Students
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