Studying international doctoral researchers : nexus analysis as a mode of inquiry
Aarnikoivu, M. (2020). Studying international doctoral researchers : nexus analysis as a mode of inquiry. JPHE, 2(2), 35-57. https://doi.org/10.47989/kpdc82
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In this paper I argue how nexus analysis (Scollon & Scollon, 2004), as a holistic, qualitative mode of inquiry, can offer a fruitful activist research approach to study international doctoral researchers. To do this, I will introduce and explain the core concepts of nexus analysis and afterwards empirically demonstrate how nexus analysis can be done in practice by presenting a case study on international doctoral researchers in a particular nexus—at a Finnish university. The overall aim of this paper is to present nexus analysis as a viable alternative for those higher education researchers who want to study communication, interaction, and language-related challenges of international doctoral researchers from a bottom-up perspective and, in this way, potentially even challenge the existing decision-making practices.
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Additional information about fundingThis study was part of a dissertation project which was funded by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (the University of Jyväskylä), the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, and the Ellen and Artturi Nyyssönen Foundation.
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