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Jenner, Brandy M.; Myers, Kit C. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
While qualitative researchers increasingly accept online video interviews as a reliable method, many maintain concerns about rapport and data quality. Drawing on two separate interview projects conducted in private in-person settings, public in-person settings, and privately via Skype, we compare interview contexts with regard to rapport,…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Videoconferencing, Comparative Analysis
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Morrill, Janet – Accounting Education, 2019
Internationally educated professionals (IEPs) encounter significant barriers to entry to their professions upon immigrating. Obtaining education in the new country is an effective means of improving their positions. While universities emphasize the need to attract and serve adult learners and a more diverse clientele, the specific needs of…
Descriptors: Accounting, Foreign Students, College Students, Transitional Programs
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Gouvea, Julia; Sawtelle, Vashti; Nair, Abhilash – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Epistemologically oriented reforms of physics courses aim to change the way students think about knowledge and approach learning in physics. A broader goal of these reforms is to impact how students think about knowledge and learning in other courses. We investigate the effects of epistemological reforms in a physics course on knowing and learning…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Physics, Biology, Science Instruction
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Friedrich-Nel, Hesta; Mac Kinnon, Joyce – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
In doctoral education, both the student's success and the quality of the degree are important, especially in view of the global demand to increase the number of doctoral graduates. A fundamental component of doctoral education is supervision. A qualitative study was conducted to collect information on the critical role of the supervisor in…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Educational Quality, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Role Perception
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
In this month's interview, Kappan's editor talks with high school English teacher and researcher Lisa Scherff about the ongoing struggle over who gets to define the English language arts curriculum. Dating back to the creation of the subject area, more than a century ago, classroom teachers have advocated for a varied course of study that helps…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
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Abdel Latif, Muhammad M. M. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
Research comparing the use of retrospective interviews (RIs) and think-aloud protocols (TAPs) as two data sources of writers' composing processes is almost nonexistent. Trying to address this research gap, the present study examined the data obtained from the task-specific RIs and TAPs about the composing processes of 30 second language (L2)…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Interviews, Writing Processes, Persuasive Discourse
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von der Heyden, Bjorn P. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
A novel learning intervention has been developed and tested in which honor's level Earth science students were tasked with conducting interviews with established geologists working in the Southern African minerals sector. The task was designed using Laurillard's conversational framework as a theoretical underpinning, which offers an iterative and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Geology, Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship
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Strait, Gerald G.; Williams, Christopher; Peters, Christopher – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
In this study, we used a randomized control trial (N = 84) to evaluate the effects of a classroom-based motivational interviewing intervention on undergraduate psychology students' test performance. Results indicated that students in the treatment group (n = 38) demonstrated significant increases in their exam grades following the intervention (d…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Intervention, Motivation, Interviews
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Egiebor, Esohe E.; Foster, Ellen J. – Journal of Geography, 2019
This article describes the findings of a qualitative phenomenographic study that explored students' engagement from the perspective of the students. It describes how the participants perceived their engagement when they learned social studies using GIS Story Maps. Qualitative data collection involved classroom observations, student-written…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Geography Instruction, Social Studies, Geographic Information Systems
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Kruger, Louis J.; Rodgers, Rachel F.; Long, Stephanie J.; Lowy, Alice S. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Individual interviews have traditionally been an important method of data collection in multiple disciplines, including psychology. However, research comparing individual interviews with focus groups has generated mixed results regarding which method is more effective in investigating sensitive topics. The purpose of the present study was to…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Data Collection, Interviews, Focus Groups
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Ilgaz, Selçuk – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to reveal the pre-service social studies teachers' opinions about teacher training. This study is carried out via qualitative research method. The study group consisted of 6 4th year students studying in the department of social studies teaching in Kazim Karabekir Education Faculty of Ataturk University in 2018-2019…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Pang, Alvin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
John Read is about to retire as Professor in Applied Language Studies at the University of Auckland. He previously taught applied linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Victoria University of Wellington, the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, the University of Texas El Paso,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Seidman, Irving – Teachers College Press, 2019
This popular text, now in its fifth edition, provides step-by-step guidance for new and experienced researchers who want to use interviewing as a research method. This user-friendly guide explains the rationale for interviewing and the complexity of selecting interview participants, important interviewing techniques, and how to work with the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Graduate Students
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Cromley, Jennifer G.; Dai, Ting; Fechter, Tia; Van Boekel, Martin; Nelson, Frank E.; Dane, Aygul – Grantee Submission, 2019
Reasoning skills have been clearly related to achievement in introductory undergraduate biology, a course with a high failure rate that may contribute to dropout from undergraduate STEM majors. Existing measures are focused on the experimental method, such as generating hypotheses, choosing a research method, how to control variables other than…
Descriptors: College Science, Undergraduate Students, Biology, Logical Thinking
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Csizér, Kata; Kálmán, Csaba – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Despite the fact that the influence of learning experiences on foreign language learning motivation has been widely acknowledged and emphasised, there are hardly any studies concentrating on these learning experiences. Hence, the aim of this study is to map the language learning experiences of former and current language learners in order to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interviews, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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