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ERIC Number: EJ1106662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Reflection-Oriented Qualitative Approach in Beliefs Research
Irez, Serhat
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v3 n1 p17-27 Feb 2007
Teacher beliefs have become important constructs in educational research with the recognition that beliefs are the best indicators of teachers' planning, decision-making and subsequent classroom behaviour. In this movement many probes and strategies have been employed by researchers for effective data collection and analysis. This paper discusses the need for more reflection-oriented approaches in data collection and analysis in beliefs research. A research project assessing and analyzing beliefs about the nature of science is used as an example of such an approach and each step in data collection and analysis is presented in detail. In addition, this paper also presents an example of how technology (Internet-Mediated-Interviews) can be used in data collection and discusses strengths and shortcomings of this approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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