Teacher Candidates’ Research Literacy (The Case of Gazi University)

Volume 8 Issue 4 (October 2023)
Handan Kocabatmaz Gülçin Kezban Saraçoğlu
Pages: 1038-1053 Download Count : 176 View Count: 181 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1269409 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


This study aims to reveal teacher candidates’ research literacy and to investigate their levels of research literacy according to gender and department variables. The research was carried out following correlational survey model, which is a comparative model. The sample of the study, which consists of 311 teacher candidates, was determined in line with the convenience sampling method. Research data were collected by the researchers via Personal Information Form and Teachers’ Research Literacy Skills Scale for teacher candidates. In order to identify teacher candidates’ research literacy skills, data were analyzed by using Friedman Test, Wilcoxon Test, Mann Witney U Test, Kruskal Wallis H Test, and Spearman Correlation Test techniques. In accordance with the results of the study, it was found that teacher candidates have sufficient skills in research literacy, and there are significant differences in skills between the subdimensions of research literacy. The findings of the study indicate that students in the faculty of education have research literacy regardless of their gender, but there is a significant difference according to the variable of the department, and this difference is on behalf of teacher candidates in Turkish Language Teaching and Social Sciences Teaching departments.

Keywords

  • Literacy
  • research literacy
  • prospective teacher
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