A journey of negotiation and belonging: understanding students' transition to science and engineering in higher education

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A journey of negotiation and belonging: understanding students' transition to science and engineering in higher education. / Holmegaard, Henriette Tolstrup; Madsen, Lene Møller; Ulriksen, Lars.

In: C S S E, Vol. 9, 08.2014, p. 755-786.

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Holmegaard, HT, Madsen, LM & Ulriksen, L 2014, 'A journey of negotiation and belonging: understanding students' transition to science and engineering in higher education', C S S E, vol. 9, pp. 755-786. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11422-013-9542-3

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Holmegaard, H. T., Madsen, L. M., & Ulriksen, L. (2014). A journey of negotiation and belonging: understanding students' transition to science and engineering in higher education. C S S E, 9, 755-786. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11422-013-9542-3

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Holmegaard HT, Madsen LM, Ulriksen L. A journey of negotiation and belonging: understanding students' transition to science and engineering in higher education. C S S E. 2014 Aug;9:755-786. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11422-013-9542-3

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Holmegaard, Henriette Tolstrup ; Madsen, Lene Møller ; Ulriksen, Lars. / A journey of negotiation and belonging: understanding students' transition to science and engineering in higher education. In: C S S E. 2014 ; Vol. 9. pp. 755-786.

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