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@article{cca6dfdc70cf437e8b141699cabd5ea0,
title = "A narrative inquiry perspective into coping mechanisms of international postgraduate students{\textquoteright} transition experiences",
abstract = "To research the transition experiences of a group of international postgraduate students, this study focused on the use of a methodology which, although gaining much popularity in recent years, is still under used in UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) contexts. Narrative inquiry is arguably the most suitable way of uncovering and understanding more deeply the complex and multi-layered experiences of individuals, focusing as it does on the study of {\textquoteleft}lived experience – that is, lives and how they are lived{\textquoteright} (Clandinin and Connelly, 2000, p.xxii). Here, the focus was five Latin American postgraduate students. Little research to date has focused on this group of students in terms of transition and learning experiences using this refreshingly different methodology, whose use and aim is to {\textquoteleft}paint a complex picture of the issue in focus{\textquoteright} (Benson, 2014, p.164). In this particular study this issue was to both understand how these five students coped with challenges inherent in their transition to the UK and their studies here as well as use such understanding to inform teaching practice.",
keywords = "Narrative inquiry, student experience, transition, postgraduate, international students",
author = "Gwyneth James",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2018 American Journal of Qualitative Research http://www.ajqr.org/ Content in the UH Research Archive is made available for personal research, educational, and non-commercial purposes only. Unless otherwise stated, all content is protected by copyright, and in the absence of an open license, permissions for further re-use should be sought from the publisher, the author, or other copyright holder. ",
year = "2018",
month = may,
day = "30",
language = "English",
volume = "2",
pages = "41--56",
journal = "American Journal of Qualitative Research",
number = "1",

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T1 - A narrative inquiry perspective into coping mechanisms of international postgraduate students’ transition experiences

AU - James, Gwyneth

N1 - © 2018 American Journal of Qualitative Research http://www.ajqr.org/ Content in the UH Research Archive is made available for personal research, educational, and non-commercial purposes only. Unless otherwise stated, all content is protected by copyright, and in the absence of an open license, permissions for further re-use should be sought from the publisher, the author, or other copyright holder.

PY - 2018/5/30

Y1 - 2018/5/30

N2 - To research the transition experiences of a group of international postgraduate students, this study focused on the use of a methodology which, although gaining much popularity in recent years, is still under used in UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) contexts. Narrative inquiry is arguably the most suitable way of uncovering and understanding more deeply the complex and multi-layered experiences of individuals, focusing as it does on the study of ‘lived experience – that is, lives and how they are lived’ (Clandinin and Connelly, 2000, p.xxii). Here, the focus was five Latin American postgraduate students. Little research to date has focused on this group of students in terms of transition and learning experiences using this refreshingly different methodology, whose use and aim is to ‘paint a complex picture of the issue in focus’ (Benson, 2014, p.164). In this particular study this issue was to both understand how these five students coped with challenges inherent in their transition to the UK and their studies here as well as use such understanding to inform teaching practice.

AB - To research the transition experiences of a group of international postgraduate students, this study focused on the use of a methodology which, although gaining much popularity in recent years, is still under used in UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) contexts. Narrative inquiry is arguably the most suitable way of uncovering and understanding more deeply the complex and multi-layered experiences of individuals, focusing as it does on the study of ‘lived experience – that is, lives and how they are lived’ (Clandinin and Connelly, 2000, p.xxii). Here, the focus was five Latin American postgraduate students. Little research to date has focused on this group of students in terms of transition and learning experiences using this refreshingly different methodology, whose use and aim is to ‘paint a complex picture of the issue in focus’ (Benson, 2014, p.164). In this particular study this issue was to both understand how these five students coped with challenges inherent in their transition to the UK and their studies here as well as use such understanding to inform teaching practice.

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KW - student experience

KW - transition

KW - postgraduate

KW - international students

M3 - Article

VL - 2

SP - 41

EP - 56

JO - American Journal of Qualitative Research

JF - American Journal of Qualitative Research

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