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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Killian, Chad M.; Graber, Kim C.; Kern, Ben D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
The preceding chapters of this monograph have served to situate the study of physical education teacher education recruitment and retention within relevant literature and theory. This chapter outlines the sequential explanatory design methods, whereby participants in an online survey were selected using stratified random sampling to participate in…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Jorrín Abellán, Ivan M. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2019
The development of educational research designs might be daunting for novice researchers that have to make choices among the plethora of philosophical frameworks, research traditions, and different methods existing in the field. In this article we describe the process followed to formally evaluate Hopscotch, a model and a web-tool created by the…
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Research, Models, Qualitative Research
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Tumbleson, Beth; Burke, John; Long, Jessica – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Librarians are committed to supporting teaching, learning, and research. They are equally committed to supporting student success and retention. Demonstrating the impact that learning management system (LMS) embedded librarians make on student learning has been difficult to correlate, however. Studies that assess this connection, using qualitative…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Integrated Learning Systems, Information Literacy
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Jacobson, Michael J.; Levin, James A.; Kapur, Manu – Educational Researcher, 2019
Education is a complex system, which has conceptual and methodological implications for education research and policy. In this article, an overview is first provided of the Complex Systems Conceptual Framework for Learning (CSCFL), which consists of a set of conceptual perspectives that are generally shared by educational complex systems,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Group Behavior, Behavior, Educational Research
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Margulieux, Lauren; Ketenci, Tuba Ayer; Decker, Adrienne – Computer Science Education, 2019
Background and context: The variables that researchers measure and how they measure them are central in any area of research, including computing education. Which research questions can be asked and how they are answered depends on measurement. Objective: To summarize the commonly used variables and measurements in computing education and to…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Standards, Evaluation Methods, Computer Science Education
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Walter, Maggie; Suina, Michele – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
The field of Indigenous methodologies has grown strongly since Tuhiwai Smith's 1999 groundbreaking book "Decolonizing Indigenous Methodologies." For the most part however, there has been a marked absence of quantitative methodologies with the methods aligned with Indigenous methodologies predominantly qualitative. This article proposes…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Data Analysis, Qualitative Research, Books
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Seah, Wee Tiong; Wong, Ngai-Ying – Online Submission, 2019
This paper discusses some of the recurrent issues which the authors have noticed in educational research. These might be concerned with the nature of social science research, such as its representation of the reality of student learning, the role for replication studies, and the tolerance for disagreements. There are also issues related to the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Problems, Mixed Methods Research, Qualitative Research
Creswell, John W.; Guetterman, Timothy C. – Pearson, 2019
"Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research" offers a truly balanced, inclusive, and integrated overview of the processes involved in educational research. This text first examines the general steps in the research process and then details the procedures for conducting specific types…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Research Design
Leedy, Paul D.; Ormrod, Jeanne Ellis – Pearson, 2019
An engaging, cross-disciplinary guide to research methodology "Practical Research: Planning and Design" is a do-it-yourself, how-to manual for planning and conducting research. Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology, the book uses a conversational tone, step-by-step instructions, and practical suggestions to…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Planning, Research Reports, Research Design
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Sharafuddin, Mohamed Ali; Sawad, Buncha Panacharoen; Wongwai, Sarun – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2018
This research article is part of a periodic study conducted to understand, model, map and to develop an integrated approach for effective and interactive self-learning phases of Thai International Hospitality and Tourism higher education students. Questionnaire containing both qualitative and quantitative questions was distributed at the beginning…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Tourism
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Kiley, Margaret; Holbrook, Allyson; Lovat, Terence; Fairbairn, Hedy; Starfield, Sue; Paltridge, Brian – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
While there has been considerable research on doctoral examination there is little that examines the various roles of the oral component and what issues one might consider if introducing or revising that aspect of the thesis examination process. This matter is of particular importance in Australia where it is not usual to have an oral component as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation Methods, Verbal Tests
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Sunaoka, Kazuko – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The focus of this research is on an international distance discussion class carried out in Chinese between university students in Japan, China and Taiwan using videoconferencing. Smiling was used as an interactional index in an analysis of the archival footage of the recordings of the discussion between native speakers (NS) of Chinese and…
Descriptors: Chinese, Distance Education, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
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Lan, Yu-Ju; Liao, Chia-Ying – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The study aimed at enhancing Chinese as a second language (CSL) students' listening comprehension by using authentic contexts in Second Life (SL). Twenty-seven CSL students from 4 countries participated in the 6-week study. A within-subject design was adopted to confirm the effects of 3D immersive experiences on CSL students' listening…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Bissoonauth, Anu – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This paper investigated linguistic practices and choices of Australian children of Indian descent, an under-researched group, who are studying Hindi in primary education. Data was collected using a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews with sixty participants across 3 primary schools in the Sydney area. The findings revealed, as expected,…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Immigrants, Indians, Indo European Languages
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