Gulf Region Students’ Acculturation into the Academic World: Qualitative Analysis of Data Process

Ghadah Al Murshidi


The study is a description of the analysis process of an ethnographic case study conducted on AcademicSocialization of Gulf Region Students in U.S. Universities. The researcher reanalyzed the data using the qualitativeanalysis process. In the analysis, the unit of analysis that the researcher focused on is a group of Gulf Regionstudents who are from the UAE and Saudi Arabia and currently studying at U.S. universities. The purpose of theresearch is describing the academic and social process of Gulf States undergraduate student’s experiences. Theacademic Discourse references that informed by the literature are language socialization (Duff, 2007; 2010),academic discourse socialization (White & Lowenthal, 2011), communities of practice (Lave & Wenger, 1991), andliteracy as social practice (Heath, 1983; Barton & Hamilton, 1998; Street, 1995).

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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