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ERIC Number: EJ1224974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Doctoral Students' Perspectives on Their Training as Researchers in Higher Education
Boyce, B. Ann; Lund, Jackie L.; Napper-Owen, Gloria; Almarode, Danielle
Quest, v71 n3 p277-288 2019
The purpose of this article was to examine Kinesiology Doctoral Students' (DS) perspectives on their training as researchers received during doctoral study. Using the Kinesiology Doctoral Student (KDS) survey, 121 current and past DS provided information on nine different aspects related to research training. Specifically, these items consisted of measures of DS perceptions on: (a) establishment of a good foundation for doing independent research and awareness of customary practices related to (i) publishing; (ii) determining authorship; (iii) researching funding; (iv) using data responsibly; (v) reviewing academic papers; (vi) bio-safety, human subjects, and/or animal care; (vii) obtaining research funds; and (viii) enjoyment of conducting research. This topic was viewed through three lenses: (a) status (past and current DS), (b) gender, and (c) sub-disciplines (social and behavior sciences [SBS] research and health/hard sciences [HS] research). The following statistically significant findings were found: (a) understanding practices related to determining authorship (p > 0.001), with males reporting a higher mean score [M= 2.51] than females [M = 2.08] and (b) understanding practices related to research funding (p > 0.05) with the HS (M= 2.20) showing greater confidence than SBS (M = 1.91) participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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