Innovations and developments is important at higher education as well as at every level of education. In this context, students are also expected to develop thinking skills, creativity, analysis and capability to create knowledge (Alvarado, León & Colon, 2016). This reality requires to train students effectively including using research skills. Undergraduate research methods courses can be considered as an effective way to increase these research skills (Pettijohn, Naylor & Piroch, 2013). Research provides some benefits to students so that the literature reports consistently positive findings on the benefits of student involvement in undergraduate research as Anderson (2015) stated. Some of the benefits of research to students are listed as follows: students can develop their search strategies, gain a deeper understanding their subject matter through research activities, develop their ability on analyzing and synthezing ideas etc. Tan (2007) also stated that undergraduate research is important for many reasons including motivating students to become independent thinkers. When related literature is reviewed, some studies (e.g. Pettijohn, Naylor & Piroch, 2013; Davidson and Palermo, 2015; Devi, Abraham, Adiga, Ramnarayan & Kamath 2010; Ingham-Broomfield, 2008) on this issue has been observed. Based on the related literature the main aim of this study is to determine both academics and students’ viewpoints about research skills including their problems experienced with research skills. Based on this main aim, the research questions that this study addresses are:
(1) What are the academics’ perceptions regarding with research skills of students?
(2) What are the students’ perceptions on their research skills? What are their main problems about research?
Alvarado, F.C.; León,M.P. & Colon, A.M.O. (2016) Design and validation of a questionnaire to measure research skills: experience with engineering students, Journal of Technology and Science Education, 6(3), 219-233. Anderson,G. (2015) JIBC Student Research Skills Development Framework, Justice Institute of British Columbia. Davidson, Z.E. and Palermo, C. (2015) Developing Research Competence in Undergraduate Students through Hands on Learning, Journal of Biomedical Education, 9 pages. Cohen, L.; Manion, L. & Morrison, K. (2011) Research Methods in Education, 7th Edition, London & New York: Routledge. Devi, V.; Abraham, RR.; Adiga A & Ramnarayan K.;Kamath A. (2010) Fostering research skills in undergraduate medical students through Mentored Student Projects: Example from an Indian medical school, Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 8(3). Ingham-Broomfield, R. (2008) A nurses’ guide to the critical reading of research, Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing 26 (1), 102-109. Pettijohn, T.F.; Naylor, P.D. & Piroch, J.F. (2013) Self-reported research skills changes and course outcomes in a senior research psychology course, American Journal of Educational Research, 1(3), 104-106. Robson, C. (2011) Real World Research, Third Edition, Wiley. Silverman, D. (2011) Interpreting Qualitative Data, 4th Edition, London: Sage Publication Ltd. Tan, E.B. (2007) Research experiences of undergraduate students at a comprehensive university, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 19(3), 205-215.
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