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dc.contributor.authorTurner, R
dc.contributor.authorSutton, C
dc.contributor.authorGray, C
dc.contributor.authorStevens, S
dc.contributor.authorSwain, J
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-17T07:13:52Z
dc.date.available2018-08-17T07:13:52Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.issn1359-6748
dc.identifier.issn1747-5112
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/12164
dc.description.abstract

Research methods education is a challenging area for lecturers and students to engage with; students regularly demonstrate negative dispositions to research methods and lecturers struggle with issues such as curriculum marginalisation. However, employers increasingly demand graduates equipped with skills as researchers. Consequently, in university-based higher education, there has been investment to support research and good practice in this area. In contrast, limited attention has been paid to research methods education in college-based higher education. We report the outcomes of a small-scale national study designed to capture contemporary insights in research methods provision in college-based higher education. Drawing on data from two national surveys, we report student attitudes to, and experiences of, research methods and strategies employed by lecturers to teach and assess research methods. Students demonstrate positive attitudes to research methods, receptive to their research methods education and can see their applicability to ‘real life’ situations. However, the data demonstrate that the breadth of their research methods education is limited, potentially having implications for the development of skills such as critical evaluation of research outcomes, and students longer-term development as researchers. We conclude by highlighting future research directions and curriculum development to promote research methods education in college-based higher education.

dc.format.extent348-367
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
dc.subjectResearch and scholarly activity
dc.subjectresearch-based curricular
dc.subjectvocational education
dc.subjectfoundation degrees
dc.subjectresearch training
dc.titleStudent experiences of research methods education in college-based higher education
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.issue3
plymouth.volume23
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2018.1490089
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalResearch in Post-Compulsory Education
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13596748.2018.1490089
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/PS - Academic Partnerships
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/PS - Library and Educational Development
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA20 Social Work and Social Policy
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA20 Social Work and Social Policy/UoA20 Social Work and Social Policy MANUAL
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA23 Education
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Institute of Health and Community
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-02-19
dc.rights.embargodate2020-4-8
dc.identifier.eissn1747-5112
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot known
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/13596748.2018.1490089
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-12
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