Capturing Peer Research Mentoring Experience in Undergraduate Education: A Qualitative Case Study Lisans Eğitiminde Akran Araştırma Danışmanlığı Deneyimi: Nitel Bir Durum Çalışması


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Can I., Burakgazi S. G. , ÇAPA AYDIN Y. , Coşkun M.

Hacettepe Egitim Dergisi, vol.37, no.2, pp.591-605, 2022 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.16986/huje.2021067594
  • Title of Journal : Hacettepe Egitim Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.591-605
  • Keywords: case study Peer research mentoring, course, peer mentoring experience, undergraduate level research methods

Abstract

© 2022, Hacettepe University. All rights reserved.The purpose of this study was to capture the peer research mentoring experience of pre-service school counselors who were involved in a Peer Research Mentoring Program deployed at an undergraduate level Research Methods course. We used a qualitative case study and employed criterion sampling to recruit 10 pre-service school counselors who had completed the Research Methods course at an international university in Northern Cyprus as research mentors. We paired up the research mentors with pre-service school counselors who were enrolled in the course. Upon completion of a training module, the peer research mentors guided their peers in developing an effective research proposal. We collected data through qualitative surveys from 10 peer research mentors and 9 mentees. Data were subjected to content analysis. The results indicated that the peer research mentoring process enabled the research mentors to gain first-hand research mentoring experience; updated their knowledge and skills regarding conducting research; increased their research self-efficacy and research interests, and improved their communication skills.