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Volume 23 Issue 2 Early Career Research 20 December 2016

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The Journey from Interested Spectator to Active Researcher. A Practice-based Case Study on the Development and Support of Early Career Researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands

Helping new colleagues make the transition from PhD studies to being a fully-fledged research active academic is increasingly challenging in UK Higher Education, not least in the present day when research-related grants from the Funding Councils and the Research Councils will only normally be released if linked to the work...

'I hope we can handle it': A study examining student ability beliefs and motivations before transition

This paper employs the ‘Expectancy-Value Model of Achievement Motivation’ (Wigfield and Eccles, 2000) to identify performance barriers and facilitators for further education students continuing their studies at university.  Using this model to understand student ability beliefs and motivations prior to university study identifies potential performance challenges and informs strategies to...

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