ERIC Number: EJ1049365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Reference Count: 28
Stories in Networks and Networks in Stories: A Tri-Modal Model for Mixed-Methods Social Network Research on Teachers
Baker-Doyle, Kira J.
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v38 n1 p72-82 2015
Social network research on teachers and schools has risen exponentially in recent years as an innovative method to reveal the role of social networks in education. However, scholars are still exploring ways to incorporate traditional quantitative methods of Social Network Analysis (SNA) with qualitative approaches to social network research. This article provides a mixed-methods model for researching teachers' social networks and an empirical example of the model in practice. The model incorporates a tri-modal coding approach that promotes data validity while uncovering network data that some SNA methods may overlook.
Descriptors: Social Networks, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Mixed Methods Research, Models, Coding, Validity, Beginning Teachers, Social Support Groups, Teacher Surveys, Urban Schools
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