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ERIC Number: EJ1153839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Logistical Challenges and Opportunities for Conducting Peer Nomination Research in Schools
Mayeux, Lara; Kraft, Caroline
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n157 p45-59 Fall 2017
Although conducting psychological research within schools has always required effort, persistence, and the careful navigation of various interests, there is a consensus among child and adolescent researchers that, over the past 2 decades, it has become increasingly difficult to collect data within schools. In this chapter, we lay out common and consistent difficulties, frustrations, and obstacles that researchers face when attempting to conduct peer nomination research in schools. Many of these difficulties are faced not only by researchers conducting peer nominations but by any investigator attempting to do school-based research, and we discuss these issues more broadly. We also focus on the specific challenges associated with sociometric methods. We present suggestions and solutions for overcoming these issues and consider ways that researchers can give back to schools and establish long-term partnerships that benefit the students, teachers, and administrators of participating schools, as well as the researchers themselves. Such partnerships have the potential to make data collection easier and to open doors to new research opportunities.
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Language: English
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