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Title: Radical existentialism meets cognitive science: a review of converging qualitative and quantitative perspectives in research into tertiary students' learning
Contributor(s): Quinn, Frances  (author)orcid ; Pegg, John Edward  (author); Stein, Sarah (author)
Publication Date: 2007
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: This paper presents an exploration of some research perspectives in student learning in higher education. In this area there is a strong qualitative tradition of researching how students learn in real contexts, as well as quantitative research applying cognitivist models and psychometric instruments to student learning. The paper aims to analyse the points of convergence between these different research paradigms, relating to students' approaches to learning and learning outcomes. The results of this exploration show that from independent origins, within different research paradigms, emerged some remarkably similar ideas relating to students' approaches to learning and learning outcomes. Cross-fertilisation across research programs within and between different paradigms has occurred, which has enriched research into student learning in higher education.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research 2006: Inaugural Postgraduate Research Conference, Armidale, Australia, 8th - 11th August, 2006
Source of Publication: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research: Proceedings of the Inaugural Postgraduate Research Conference, p. 301-313
Publisher: Australian College of Educators
Place of Publication: Deakin West, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR)

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