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Sasser, Jennifer R. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
In this keynote presentation given at the 2016 Association for Interdisciplinary Studies conference, I considered the field of gerontology from a transdisciplinary perspective. Juxtaposing personal narratives with dominant and alternative discourses on issues of aging, later life, and old age, I explored such questions as: Given the multifaceted,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology, Older Adults
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Nieuwenhuis, F. J. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
In his 2014 paper Potgieter presented a number of pertinent questions on education in a post-modern world. In this article I not only challenge some of the views informing these questions but also raise additional questions for debate and critical analysis. Two pertinent issues, both with religious undertones, are addressed, viz.: a) whether the…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Spiritual Development
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Potgieter, Amanda S. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
Research on the transition of students into Academia has previously focused on intelligence and effort as determinants of success. In this article I will argue that the liminal experience of transition into the academic environment is enhanced by multi-logic spaces where curiosity and focus are key attributes of the academic literacy classroom. In…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mentors, Lecture Method, Research Methodology
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Van der Walt, Johannes L. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
In this paper the author discusses how 21st century education researchers could and in his opinion, should approach the scientific description of the various entities that they might encounter. The word "entities" in pedagogical context refers to phenomena and structures such as "an education system", "education",…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational Methods, Conference Papers, Foundations of Education
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Boulton, Alex – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Any research study can only be fully appreciated once it is situated in relation to existing work. This is no mean feat, however, given the sheer quantity and variety of publications to date. Simply relying on one's background and experience as an expert in the field, coupled with a few internet searches and following up individual references, is…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Meta Analysis, Educational Research, Evidence Based Practice
Pogrow, Stanley – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
There is little discussion in the Design-Based Research (DBR) literature on how to design an intervention that has the potential to be highly effective. The act of designing is usually viewed as engineering something from theory or research on best practices. This paper challenges that universal belief and presents successful design as an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Design, Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking
Ludecke, Michelle – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2015
This paper discusses the power of performed research. Such power lies in assisting to research the whole human -- thought, action, and emotion. The paper discusses the potential for research through the arts in the development of creativity and imagination, to facilitate social change, and to explore performance as a research process as well as an…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Experience, Data Analysis
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Webster, Peter R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2014
This article presents the transcript of Peter Webster's 2014 Senior Researcher Award Acceptance Address. Webster comments on several big ideas in music education: (1) The consideration of teaching as a blend of constructivist approaches and direct instruction that values student-centered work primarily as evidence of learning; (2) The…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Awards
Barnes, Naomi – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2014
Facebook status updates provided the data for a study into the transition learning experiences of first year university students. The research responded to criticism that research about social media and education tends to focus on how social network sites can be adapted or controlled in the educational setting. The research referred to here, used…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Research, College Freshmen, Student Experience
Roulston, Kathryn – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2014
Qualitative researchers have for some time followed recommendations to analyze both "how" interview data are generated in addition to "what" is discussed. Yet little has been written about the challenges of representing these sorts of analyses. This paper discusses the challenges of presenting methodological analyses of…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Evaluation Methods
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Irwin, Rita L. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2013
This article explores moments of becoming a/r/tography. A/r/tography is a research methodology, a creative practice, and a performative pedagogy that lives in the rhizomatic practices of the in-between. Resisting the tendency for endless critique of past experience and bodies of knowledge, a/r/tography is concerned with the creative invention of…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Art Education
Ozturk, Elif – Online Submission, 2012
The present paper aims to review two motivations to conduct "what if" analyses using Excel and "R" to understand the statistical significance tests through the sample size context. "What if" analyses can be used to teach students what statistical significance tests really do and in applied research either prospectively to estimate what sample size…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Statistical Significance, Spreadsheets, Research Methodology
Goodwyn, Fara – Online Submission, 2012
Exploratory factor analysis involves five key decisions. The second decision, how many factors to retain, is the focus of the current paper. Extracting too many or too few factors often leads to devastating effects on study results. The advantages and disadvantages of the most effective and/or most utilized strategies to determine the number of…
Descriptors: Syntax, Factor Analysis, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis
Leve, Annabelle M. – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
Contemporary studies in the field of education cannot afford to neglect the ever present interrelationships between power and politics, economics and consumption, representation and identity. In studying a recent cultural phenomenon in government schools, it became clear that a methodological tool that made sense of these interlinked processes was…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Culture, Commercialization
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Tallman, Michael A.; Weber, Eric – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2012
In this paper, we problematize an ontological characterization of change within a complex system by illustrating how epistemological premises of interactionist, individualist, and collectivist theoretical perspectives reveal only specific aspects of a changing system. Methodological considerations resulting from our recognition that change is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Epistemology, Educational Change, Mathematics
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