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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Adams, Donnie; Cheah, Kenny – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This article provides a review of the contemporary instructional leadership research base in Malaysia. The core aim of this review is to assess the recent knowledge base on instructional leadership in Malaysia and to evaluate its current contribution to the existing international literature. The article explores a range of published material that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Jakoubek, Marek – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
This paper analyses the phenomenon of the death of informants. Based on his own experience with the long-term (1999-2016) research of Voyvodovo -- the only Czech village in Bulgaria, the author shows what the death of one's informants means for the research and the researcher. The author argues that any long-term fieldwork entails emotional…
Descriptors: Death, Field Studies, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Knauf, Helen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Although children's physical environments play an important role in their development, there have been few empirical studies on the interior design of early childhood centres. This is partly due to a lack of adequate methods and instruments for the systematic spatial investigation of educational environments. In light of this, the following paper…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Visual Stimuli, Preschool Children
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Richardson, Tanya – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
It is widely documented that young children participating in research should be protected from harm and that ethical considerations should be applied throughout a research project. What this paper strives to assert, however, is that protecting these participants is insufficient. A research project into children's speech and language development,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Research, Participation, Ethics
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Wrigley, Terry – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
The notion that 'intelligence' or 'ability' is genetically inherited refuses to die. This article reviews the way such a notion has long been used to justify inequality in society, and considers the methodological failings and deceptions, and the interpretative blind spots, of those who advance the heritability of 'intelligence' as a basis for…
Descriptors: Genetics, Intelligence, Academic Ability, Social Differences
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Robbins, Michael S.; Turner, Charles W. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Weisman and Montgomery completed an overview of reviews to evaluate the status of research concerning functional family therapy (FFT). Despite reporting modest effects on delinquency, substance use, and secondary outcomes, the authors conclude that the research base supporting FFT is tenuous and that it "may not be advisable to continue…
Descriptors: Therapy, Family Counseling, Research, Research Problems
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
In recent decades, educational policy researchers have considered critical policy sociology, mostly known as 'policy sociology', as a useful research methodology for analysing educational policies. However, despite its increasing popularity, policy sociology has been a confusing concept hence it is often used interchangeably with other terms such…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Sociology
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Lin, Fabia Ling-Yuan – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2019
This article argues that thematic analysis could aid artist-researchers in enhancing the arguments they construct in their fields of interest as they move through research projects. It discusses some of the distinctive features and obstacles of practice-led research in art and design and relates them to the use of thematic analysis. Artistic…
Descriptors: Art, Design, Research, Research Methodology
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Zhu, Yidan – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2019
Participatory action research (PAR), as a research methodology, challenges conventional, positivist, and scientific approaches. Recent adult education studies on PAR have explored how to develop PAR to enhance research practice and further the "democratizing aims of adult education" (Joyappa & Martin, 1996). Historically, as a part…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Adult Education, Empowerment
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Khoo, Su-Ming; Haapakoski, Jani; Hellstén, Meeri; Malone, Joanne – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article begins with the proposition that inter- and transdisciplinarity offer an important methodological grounding for collaborative HE research addressing complex agendas such as HE internationalization. Internationalization acts as a figure for the 'troubled' nature of higher education; hence we begin with the larger problem, discussing…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Ethics, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Meloncon, Lisa; St. Amant, Kirk – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
This article presents an examination of research methods used in empirical research over a 5-year period in technical and professional communication. This examination reveals that the most common methods used are surveys, interviews, usability tests, observations, and focus groups. In addition, the field does incorporate research categories of…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Research Methodology, Periodicals, Sustainability
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Sumida Huaman, Elizabeth – International Review of Education, 2019
This article considers the contributions of Indigenous knowledges to educational research. It proposes the term "comparative Indigenous education research" (CIER) in an effort to promote Indigenous-centred research approaches in comparative and international Indigenous education studies. Through CIER, Indigenous peoples and communities…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Comparative Education, Educational Research, Epistemology
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Mataira, Peter J. – International Review of Education, 2019
Ongoing colonial power has long been ascribed to government bureaucracy and institutions of higher learning. By consequence, Indigenous communities today are still experiencing challenges regarding the function, foundation and fabric of research that impacts Indigenous peoples, including in the arena of social work education. Writing as an…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Social Work, Masters Programs, Indigenous Populations
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Fisher, Rick – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
A persisting gap in the field of disciplinary literacy is lack of conceptual clarity around the term "discipline." In this theoretical article, the author explains some concerns with existing definitional imprecision and argues that genre-oriented activity theory offers a way to reconceptualize the focus of disciplinary literacy,…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Literacy, Literary Genres, Academic Language
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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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