social and human sciences review مجلة العلوم الاجتماعية والانسانية
Volume 21, Numéro 2, Pages 829-848

Investigating Algerian Efl Post-graduate Students’ Decision Making Styles Employed During The Research Process.

Authors : Boughani Siha . Maouche Salima .

Abstract

Conducting research is one of the fundamental aspects of graduation from Algerian Universities. Throughout the research process, students should collect, analyze and evaluate different types of information and draw accurate conclusions to reach the targeted aim. These processes require the students to make use of high cognitive abilities including decision making skill, which is one of the most basic skills employed to face research confusions and to advance in the research process. Therefore, this study tries to explore the different decision styles used when making research. Through a volunteer sampling method, thirty two (32) EFL female post graduate students from different Algerian Universities responded to the administered research questionnaire and the Decision Styles’ Inventory Scale, and an online interview is conducted with 8 male students. The study is concluded with an emphasis on the importance of decision making strategy training and integrating it into research methodology syllabi.

Keywords

EFL Students ; Decision Making Skill ; Decision Making Styles ; Research Process ; Postgraduate Students ; Academic Research