Kathleen M. T. Collins

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The present purpose was to examine graduate students' reading comprehension and reading vocabulary by comparing their scores on a standardized reading rest with scores obtained by a large normative sample of undergraduates. Participants were 59 graduate students from various disciplines, enrolled in three sections of an introductory educational research(More)
In this article, we provide a framework for analyzing and interpreting sources that inform a literature review or, as it is more aptly called, a research synthesis. Specifically, using Leech and Onwuegbuzie’s (2007, 2008) frameworks, we delineate how the following four major source types inform research syntheses: talk, observations,(More)
This article provides an innovative meta-framework comprising strategies designed to guide qualitative data collection in the 21st century. We present a meta-framework comprising strategies for collecting data from interviews, focus groups, observations, and documents/material culture. We present a template for collecting nonverbal data during interviews(More)
This study examined the extent to which academic procrastination predicted the performance of cooperative groups in graduate-level research methods courses. A total of 28 groups was examined (n = 83 students), ranging in size from 2 to 5 (M = 2.96, SD = 1.10). Multiple regression analyses revealed that neither within-group mean nor within-group variability(More)
This study investigated the extent that cooperative group members’ levels of hopefulness, operationalized as a combination of pathways to meet desired goals and the agentic thinking that motivates an individual to use those pathways, predict (a) group performance, namely, the quality of an article critique assignment and research proposal assignment, and(More)
This study examined the degree that African American graduate students' reading abilities predict their attitudes toward computers and the educational use of the Internet. A canonical correlation analysis revealed that students with the lowest levels of reading ability tended to report the least computer confidence, least positive attitudes regarding(More)
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) research based in the United States demonstrated that traumatic stress in childhood can cause negative physical and mental health outcomes (Stumbo et al. 2015; Normal et al. 2012; Waldman et al. 2011). Many developing countries lack extensive research on ACEs and comprehensive data on exposure to childhood trauma (Anda(More)
This study investigated the relationship between two components of reading ability (ie reading comprehension and reading vocabulary) and six dimensions of self-perception (ie perceived scholastic competence, perceived intellectual ability, perceived creativity, perceived job competence, perceived social acceptance, and perceived global self-worth) as(More)
BACKGROUND Older workers have a higher rate and cost of injury than younger workers and with a rapidly ageing work force there is a need to identify strategies to address this problem. Older workers are less physically active and fit than younger workers and so have reduced work ability. The reduced work ability means they are more likely to be fatigued at(More)