ERIC Number: ED476180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
The Powerful Influence of Research Journals beyond Collecting Data.
This study examined the influence of research journals beyond their function as a data collection instrument. The researcher used a research journal to record field notes and write reflections and to develop a better understanding of the research role. The study that is the focus of the discussion was an examination of the development of self-awareness development among fourth graders that was based on 30 sessions of observation and mediated lessons by the researcher and group interviews with 5 school staff members. The immediate field notes of the researcher were supplemented by reflective notes taken a few hours after the lesson. Rereading the journal helped in the organization, and finally, the interpretation of the data even as the journal documented the development of the researcher. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 21-25, 2003).