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The following posts published on Dyslexia and Academic Confidence were written by Andrew.

collating the data -> first analysis summary

The position to date (July 2016);  166 good datasets have now been received in total, thus forming the datapool. The dataset generated from each eQNR reply has been received as a .csv file so in the first instance these have been collected together into a ‘master’ Excel spreadsheet. SPSS will be used later for a […]

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Dimensions of dyslexia 2: revisiting the data; looking for meaning

Part 1 of this commentary on my preliminary enquiry about dimensions of dyslexia outlined my increasing unease about pitching my project into the plethora of research about dyslexia as I learned more about the wide range of viewpoints on not only the nature of dyslexia as a syndrome (or not), the diversity of perspectives on […]

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settling data -> an emerging plan

Summary indications so far: As the cut-off date for receiving QNR replies approaches (31st May 2016) final trickles of additional data are arriving. With 163 good quality datasets now in my datapool this constitutes a good basis from which to tease out meaning from the results and relate this to my research questions and hypothesis. […]

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QNR data is arriving – first impressions

QNR data is arriving – first impressions This will be an ongoing post for the next few weeks as data from my main research questionnaire begins to arrive in my e-mail InBox. Getting co-operation to promote and deploy the QNR has been a more challenging part of the project than I was anticipating, but at […]

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Visualizing data to aid analysis

Visualizing data to aid analysis Introduction The data that this research project aims to collect will be an extensive blend of quantitative and qualitative metrics – stuff I need to count, and other stuff that has a softer meaning that I will need to think about. Assuming the deployment of the main research QNR is […]

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Technical Log – Part I

This is an continuous record of the technical challenges faced in building the project webpages, especially in the development of the visualization of data and the design of the QNRs and how solutions were found. The purpose of this StudyBlog post is to aid the researcher in recalling how the tech-stuff achieves the outcomes it […]

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Dyslexic identities – two recent papers

Two very recent research papers –  summarized here in bullet point format, but both relating to dyslexic identities which is a core component of my research. Henderson, P., 2015, Are there delays in reporting dyslexia in university learners? Experiences of university learning support staff, Journal of Further and Higher Education, pending publication; Thompson, C., Bacon, A,M., Auburn, […]

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Dimensions of dyslexia 1: revising the research methodology

Gaining an understanding of the most common attributes – ‘dimensions’ – of dyslexia encountered by professional colleagues in their work with students at university; and how this is leading to a revision of the project’s research methodology. Part 1: Introduction:  Students with dyslexia tend to be poorly organized, often find reading complicated academic texts challenging, […]

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Academic agency

Zimmerman, B.J., 1995, Self-efficacy and educational development. In: Bandura, A. Self efficacy in changing societies, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. By accessing this paper by Zimmerman, my understanding of the position of self-efficacy in the discourse of this research project has been enhanced but it has also caused me to reflect and consider re-labelling this complete research […]

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Statistical power, effect size and Type 1 / 2 errors – a learning summary

Having previously scoped out a research methodology, I am now at the stage of this project where I need to focus carefully on the research methods for data collection and statistical analysis so that a response to my hypotheses makes sense in statistical terms.  I have been reflecting on the nature of the data collection […]

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