Students’ conceptions - and misconceptions - of social research

Show simple item record Kawulich, Barbara Garner, Mark W.J. Wagner, Claire 2010-09-27T09:58:26Z 2010-09-27T09:58:26Z 2009-12
dc.description.abstract How knowledge of students’ conceptions of social research can influence the pedagogy of research methods is the focus of this article. This study explains how students’ conceptions of social research changed over the course of a two-semester research programme. Twenty-nine graduate students participated in focus groups, interviews, and open-ended surveys to inform the instructor’s pedagogical decisions in developing the course. Data were analyzed phenomenographically, and the categories that were identified defined changes in their conceptions of research related to affect and attitudes, the processes involved with conducting research, and the end products of their research projects. Pedagogical inferences were derived from the findings, and implications for future research were outlined. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kawulich, B, Garner, MWJ & Wagner, C 2009, 'Students’ conceptions - and misconceptions - of social research', Qualitative Sociology Review, vol. V, no. 3, pp. 5-25. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1733-8077
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Lodz University en_US
dc.rights © 2005-2009 Qualitative Sociology Review en_US
dc.subject Conceptions en_US
dc.subject Social research methods en_US
dc.subject Phenomenography en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Research -- Study and teaching (Higher) en
dc.title Students’ conceptions - and misconceptions - of social research en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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