"I want to have their research culture": Challenges and Strategies among Indonesian Doctoral Students in Australian Higher Education

2021 Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry  
The purpose of the study was to explore the challenges and strategies through meaningful experiences from their narratives of four Indonesian doctoral students studied at overseas universities. The main focus was to explore four Indonesian doctoral students' lived experiences overseas in several aspects such as personal, social, and academic life. This study also described the students' challenges in conducting their research overseas as well as the strategies they used to face the challenges
more » ... d the supports they received during their study. This study employed a narrative inquiry method with three-dimensional narrative inquiry space; interaction, continuity, and situation to better understand lived experiences and research journey of each individual in an educational context. The main source of data was an in-depthinterview series developed by Seidman (2006). The interviews were analyzed by using thematic analysis developed by Braun and Clark (2006) . The findings showed that several themes emerged from the interviews. They were an adaptation to a new environment, research topic and research problem, relationship with supervisors, access to research facilities, and supports from universities.
doi:10.17569/tojqi.842538 fatcat:u7mz6jadd5a4rkekj7wpcl2euy