Learn More
The processes of conducting and reading interviews are important in phenomenographic research, as well as other qualitative research orientations making significant contributions in higher education research and development. This paper aims to contribute to an ongoing conversation about the quality of research in higher education by exploring the interview,(More)
Our recent research investigated the experiences of educators teaching statistics as service courses at universities. We conducted interviews by email with participants from many countries and whose teaching reflects diverse settings, student groups and disciplines—a microcosm of higher education today. We now focus on the tools, artefacts and resources(More)
The main role of assessment is to support learning, and any view of assessment implies a corresponding view of learning. Research on students' conceptions of statistics, learning in statistics and assessment, suggests that there is a clear variation from narrow to broad views. Another dimension is students' perceptions of their future professional roles and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine bone mineral density (BMD) and the associations among BMD, menstrual history, disordered eating (DE), training history, intentional weight loss (IWL) and rib pain for the first time in female lightweight rowers. SETTING 9 lightweight rowing clubs, UK. PARTICIPANTS 29 Caucasian female lightweight rowers volunteered. 21 (12 active,(More)
In this paper, we report on an international study of undergraduate mathematics students_ conceptions of mathematics. Almost 1,200 students in five countries completed a short survey including three open-ended questions asking about their views of mathematics and its role in their future studies and planned professions. Responses were analysed starting from(More)
Research in higher education has clearly demonstrated that students direct their learning towards aspects of their discipline that they consider to be relevant or interesting. For students who are intending to enter specific professions, their ideas about that profession determine what that relevance may be. In the bustle of covering course content,(More)