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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2023, Vol. 19(5) 97-109

Am i a Competent Researcher?: Reflections from Novice Researchers

Buket Turhan Türkkan, İnanç Eti & Betül Karaduman

pp. 97 - 109   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2208-01-0001.R1

Published online: October 16, 2023  |   Number of Views: 95  |  Number of Download: 166


This study aims to explore the methodological preferences, research practices, and research competencies of novice educational researchers. 11 novice researchers working at a state university in the southern part of Turkey were requested voluntarily. The data for the study were collected using a semi-structured interview. In the data analysis, inductive content analysis was used. The findings were organized into three themes: research method preference, research practices and applications, and novice researchers' research skills competencies. Novice researchers prefer three different research methods. Participants define the research problems according to personal interests, the needs of society, and literature review. The practices and applications of researchers in sampling, data collection, analysis, validity-reliability and ethics were revealed. Lastly, the research skill competencies were explored. The findings provide an understanding of the novice researchers' research process. In conclusion, novice researchers should be supported in their research skills.

Keywords: Educational Research, Methodological Preferences, Research Competency, Novice Researchers.

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Turkkan, B.T., Eti, I. & Karaduman, B. (2023). Am i a Competent Researcher?: Reflections from Novice Researchers . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(5), 97-109. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2023.603.7

Turkkan, B., Eti, I. and Karaduman, B. (2023). Am i a Competent Researcher?: Reflections from Novice Researchers . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(5), pp. 97-109.

Chicago 16th edition
Turkkan, Buket Turhan, Inanc Eti and Betul Karaduman (2023). "Am i a Competent Researcher?: Reflections from Novice Researchers ". International Journal of Progressive Education 19 (5):97-109. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2023.603.7.

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