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ERIC Number: EJ908705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Educational Accountability: A Qualitatively Driven Mixed-Methods Approach
Hall, Jori N.; Ryan, Katherine E.
Qualitative Inquiry, v17 n1 p105-115 Jan 2011
This article discusses the importance of mixed-methods research, in particular the value of qualitatively driven mixed-methods research for quantitatively driven domains like educational accountability. The article demonstrates the merits of qualitative thinking by describing a mixed-methods study that focuses on a middle school's system of internal accountability and its perceived collective capacity in relation to external accountability mandates. The study also demonstrates the value of using an overarching instrumental case study framework to extend understandings of theoretical frameworks from previous accountability studies and to illuminate contextual complexities and nuances on multiple levels. (Contains 1 figure, 4 tables, and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois