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Taymaz, Neris – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
In the path of academic writing, authors accomplish certain interactions with their readers through the means of meta-discourse markers such as hedges and boosters. There have been many studies that dwell on the function of meta-discourse markers (Abdi, Rizi, & Tavakoli, 2010; Crismore, 1984; Hyland, 1999, 2000, 2001; Longo, 1994). However,…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English for Academic Purposes
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Sparks, Cheryl; Chang, Heewon – Christian Higher Education, 2021
This article draws from a keynote address presented at the 2019 Doctoral Education Forum sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). A review of the literature reveals growth in doctoral education in the United States and the proliferation of types of doctoral degrees. The article describes an increase in the variety…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Colleges, Doctoral Programs, Capstone Experiences
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Elmore, Robert L. – Christian Higher Education, 2021
Writing a dissertation can be a daunting task for any learner. Yet online doctoral learners often face additional challenges. In my experience as an online doctoral dissertation mentor, learners typically face five common challenges: writing, feelings of isolation, access to resources online, establishing a professional and collegial relationship…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Mentors, Online Courses
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Lawson, Kevin E.; Rusliana, Santa – Christian Higher Education, 2021
Many recent publications on doctoral education issues are available, and it can be challenging to keep up with the literature that can inform the commitment to implementing best practices. In an effort to serve the needs of leaders of doctoral programs in Christian higher education institutions, this is an annotated bibliography of resources…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Christianity, Religious Colleges, Doctoral Programs
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Kukul, Volkan; Aydin, Kazim Anil – Participatory Educational Research, 2021
The rapid development of technology has led changes in educational paradigms in many areas of daily life. With this change, the integration of technology into educational environments and the organization of resources and processes have gained more importance. This situation reveals the need for educational technologies. There is a need for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Computer Science Education
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Asante, Lewis Abedi; Abubakari, Zaid – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2021
Several scholars have, over the years, written about their experiences of the pathway of PhD by publication (PBP). However, little is known about why African doctoral students pursue PBP and their experiences . In this article, we adopt collaborative autoethnography to document our experiences and motivation for choosing the PBP pathway. Based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees
Cassuto, Leonard; Weisbuch, Robert – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021
For too many students, today's PhD is a bridge to nowhere. Imagine an entering cohort of eight doctoral students. By current statistics, four of the eight--50%!--will not complete the degree. Of the other four, two will never secure full-time academic positions. The remaining pair will find full-time teaching jobs, likely at teaching-intensive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Career Readiness, Education Work Relationship, Student Centered Learning
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Gürsoy, Esim; Özcan, Eda Nur – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
The number of ELT doctoral dissertations is growing every year, and these are great sources to spot the leading research trends and the research gaps in the field. Previous studies have been conducted to explore research trends in Turkey, accordingly journal articles and conference proceedings were examined. However, little research has aimed to…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Colombo, L.; Rodas, E. L. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
At the university level, writing groups have shown to be useful to teach and learn research writing as well as to advance academic-scientific publication and to discover collaboration opportunities among members from different disciplinary fields. At the same time, peer review, an important practice in the academic sphere, is learned within the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies
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Larrea, Miren – Educational Action Research, 2021
This paper focuses on the PhD process as one of the paths researchers take to enter the action research paradigm. The discussion is framed in the context of one specific small and peripheral AR environment and argues that PhD processes in these contexts may encounter problems that could be resolved if supervisors were familiar with educational AR.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Action Research, Educational Research, Doctoral Students
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Rogers-Shaw, Carol – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This article shares my experiences writing an autoethnographic dissertation in a creative split-page format that presents both systematic scientific analysis and artistic storytelling. It joins the evocative and analytic styles of autoethnography. It analyzes my experiences as an adult with a disability in an ableist society, offering a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Social Environment, Cultural Context
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Nayci, Omer – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2021
In this research, it is aimed to examine the graduate theses done about flipped classroom model in Turkey according to some variables. The data of this descriptive study which was conducted by a qualitative research approach was obtained from 105 master's and doctoral theses accessed from CoHE National Thesis Center database. The data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Flipped Classroom, Graduate Study, Masters Theses
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Arcagök, Serdar – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
The attempts to evaluate the published postgraduate theses aiming to research the Social Studies curriculum in Turkey between the years of 2015-2020. The study adopted general survey model. The study consisted of 866 open access theses which were conducted on the Social Studies curriculum between 2015-2020, and which were obtained from Council of…
Descriptors: Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Er Türküresin, Hafize – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
In the study, it was aimed to examine theses written on value education between 2009 and 2019 in terms of descriptive and methodological features. In this context, 475 theses, which were written between the relevant years and have access, were reached. Within the scope of the research, the criterion-sampling method was used while determining…
Descriptors: Values Education, Social Values, Moral Values, Masters Theses
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Çiftçi, Hatime; Akbas, Erdem – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Our study examines interpersonal functions enacted through a stance marker in spoken ELF academic discourse. We specifically focus on investigating the functions of "I don't know" in an academic speech event by embracing an interpersonal pragmatics and sociolinguistics perspective to figure out how it contributes to the act of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Computational Linguistics
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