Measuring the academic literacies beliefs and researcher identity of research students

  • Erika J Spray University of Newcastle, NSW
  • Jaime W Hunt University of Newcastle, NSW
Keywords: Postgraduate Students, Academic Literacies, Researcher Identity, Quantitative Methodology

Abstract

It is increasingly accepted that academic literacies form an integral part of undergraduate learning, yet the field is dominated by qualitative research and too little attention has been paid to the postgraduate level. This paper contributes a quantitative analysis of students at the postgraduate research level. The survey investigated forty-eight postgraduate research studentsââ¬â¢ academic literacies beliefs and researcher identity. The quantitative method employed here proved to be effective. Further, research studentsââ¬â¢ researcher identity and academic literacies beliefs appeared to be related. This study validates the use of quantitative instruments in academic literacies research. It is therefore suggested that similar quantitative instruments may prove valuable in future research.

Author Biographies

Erika J Spray, University of Newcastle, NSW

Learning Adviser, Centre for Teaching and Learning

PhD Candidate, School of Education

Jaime W Hunt, University of Newcastle, NSW

Lecturer, English Language and Foundation Studies Centre

Learning Adviser, Centre for Teaching and Learning

Published
2015-03-29
How to Cite
Spray, E. J. and Hunt, J. W. (2015) “Measuring the academic literacies beliefs and researcher identity of research students”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, 0(8). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.v0i8.262.
Section
Papers