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A Correspondence Analysis of Child-Care Students' and Medical Students' Knowledge about Teaching and Learning 


Helen Askell-Williams
Flinders University School of Education
helen.williams@flinders.edu.au

Michael J. Lawson
Flinders University School of Education
mike.lawson@flinders.edu.au

 

 

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Abstract

This paper describes the application of correspondence analysis to transcripts gathered from focussed interviews about teaching and learning held with a small sample of child-care students, medical students and the studentsí teachers. Seven dimensions emerged from the analysis, suggesting that the knowledge that underlies studentsí learning intentions and actions is multi-dimensional and transactive. It is proposed that the multivariate, multidimensional, discovery approach of the correspondence analysis technique has considerable potential for data analysis in the social sciences.

Teaching, learning, knowledge, correspondence analysis

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Askell-Williams, H. and Lawson, M.J. (2004) A Correspondence Analysis of Child-Care Students' and Medical Students' Knowledge about Teaching and Learning . International Education Journal, 5 (2), 176-204.
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