Qualitative Phase Case study

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A cross-case study design (Yin, 2003) will be used for collecting and analyzing the data to help explain how those Asian doctoral students applied their thoughts and strategies to deal with their learning problems. In quantitative phase, the SRL and acculturation, which will be significant or not significant predictors of students’ ASI, will be more explored in qualitative phase through detailed, in-depth data collection. Sample In this phase, I will purposefully select 10 participants who also participated in phase I research. There will two of them are in course take level, two are prepared for prospectus / proposal defense, two are in final dissertation level, and four of them are having doctoral degrees. Since those students who have their doctoral degree may offer more successful experiences on how they cope with their learning difficulties and how they execute their learning strategies, there will more interviewee are selected from this group members. Data Analysis The goal of the qualitative phase is to explore Asian doctoral students’ learning strategies and how they use them to enhance their ASI. Self-regulation from a whole process perspective can help to deeply understand how and what transition take place in learning. The three distinct phases of self-regulation are: the forethought phase, the performance phase, and the reflection phase (Zimmerman, 2000). Therefore, when students identify their learning difficulties, I will further ask
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