Formation of an Academic Research and Writing Group

Kamali Arslantas T., TÜRKMEN G., Arslan O., Uzunosmanoglu S. D.

Journal of Education, vol.202, no.3, pp.287-295, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 202 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0022057420979602
  • Journal Name: Journal of Education
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Applied Science & Technology Source, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Gender Studies Database, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-295
  • Keywords: community of practice, academic research and writing group, formative research, career, graduate students, STUDENTS, COMMUNITIES
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020 Trustees of Boston University.The purpose of this study was to establish a community of practice (CoP) called an academic research and writing group (ARWG), to improve the research and writing skills of graduate students, and to increase their levels of interaction while conducting their academic research. In the current study, formative research was implemented to improve the quality of academic output from the ARWG group. The study’s findings showed that specific features added through the ARWG provided both a positive impression toward the ARWG and encouraged novice researchers to work collaboratively.