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Students’ Difficulties During Research Methods Training Acting As Potential Barriers to Their Development of Scientific Thinking

Balloo, Kieran (2019) Students’ Difficulties During Research Methods Training Acting As Potential Barriers to Their Development of Scientific Thinking In: Redefining Scientific Thinking for Higher Education: Higher-Order Thinking, Evidence-Based Reasoning and Research Skills. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 107-137. ISBN 978-3-030-24214-5

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Abstract

Students are likely to develop scientific thinking skills through participation in research methods training courses, so any difficulties experienced during these courses might then act as potential barriers to the development of these skills. This chapter begins by reviewing common difficulties experienced by students during this training, which are categorised into the following themes: Affective Issues with Research; Negative and Naïve Conceptions of Research; and Cognitive Complexity of Research. Some of the pedagogical approaches to dealing with students’ issues are briefly discussed before presenting a qualitative phenomenological investigation of the undergraduate experience of research methods training. This chapter ends by discussing practical implications of the investigation’s findings to aid research methods instructors in reducing the chances of barriers forming.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Department of Higher Education
Authors :
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Balloo, Kierank.balloo@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 11 October 2019
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-24215-2_5
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
Uncontrolled Keywords : Critical Thinking; Scientific Thinking; Research skills; Knowledge building; Research methods
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 10 Jul 2019 13:39
Last Modified : 19 Dec 2019 10:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852238

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