A phenomenological method was employed to explore the learning experiences of seven honours psychology learners who have completed research projects. The research event was experienced as a learning adventure, a period of personal growth, and also lead to a strong appreciation of the differences between doing research in practice and research as described in texts. They regarded time management and problem solving skills as important prerequisites to successful research. Findings provide guidelines for academics involved in the research training of learners and are a useful source of information, to provide insight into and alert learners to the challenges of research.
Phenomenology, Research Event, Student Research, Psychology Students, Learning Experience, Research Projects, Time Constraints, Problem-Solving, Personal Growth, Capacity for Understanding
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Pietersen, C. (2002). Research as a Learning Experience: A Phenomenological Explication. The Qualitative Report, 7(2), 1-14. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol7/iss2/3