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Chang, Yu-Che; Xiao, Xaviera; Nkambule, Nothando; Ngerng, Roy Y. L.; Bullock, Alison; Monrouxe, Lynn V. – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2021
Professional identities research in medical education has made significant contributions to the field. However, what comprises professional identities is rarely interrogated. This research tackles this relatively understudied component of professional identities research by understanding emergency medicine physicians' perspectives on the important…
Descriptors: Physicians, Professional Identity, Attitudes, Q Methodology
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Godor, Brian P. – Teacher Educator, 2021
Differentiated instruction occurs when teachers use students' level of readiness, interests, and learning preferences to adjust the content, process, or products, which increases engagement and academic performance. However, teachers cannot offer every form of differentiation to every student all the time. There exist limits of resources as well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Individualized Instruction, Q Methodology
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Clausen, Jon M.; Borthwick, Arlene C.; Rutledge, David – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2021
This study utilized Q methodology to examine non-educational technology teacher education faculty perspectives on the challenge of technology infusion within teacher education. We sought faculty perspectives on how technology influences learning, faculty confidence in preparing candidates to use technology, program design for technology…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, Preservice Teacher Education
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Williams, Sarah Carver; Militello, Matthew; Majewski, Diane – Preventing School Failure, 2020
Students with learning disabilities seek postsecondary education at rates comparable to their peers yet lag behind on retention and graduation rates. This research used InQuiry methodology to analyze 44 individual perspectives from multiple K12 and postsecondary stakeholders. Quantitative data analysis generated a four-factor solution, identifying…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, College Students, Stakeholders, Q Methodology
Alkhateeb, Hadeel; Al Hamad, Muntasir; Mustafawi, Eiman – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
Qatar University is currently at a crossroads, having to respond to competing institutional, national, and international language policy issues. This paper aims to reveal how Qatar University's internal and external stakeholders perceive the future directions of the university's language in education policy. In particular, through Q-methodology,…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Q Methodology, Semitic Languages, English (Second Language)
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Rieber, Lloyd P. – International Journal of Designs for Learning, 2020
Q methodology provides a unique mixed-methods means of examining subjectivity through the use of an activity called a Q sort in which participants must sort a list of given items within a predetermined sorting form. Although Q methodology has a long history as a research tool, its use as an instructional tool has not been extensively explored.…
Descriptors: Q Methodology, Computer Software, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods
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Dhillon, Jaswinder K.; Howard, Colin; Holt, Jayne – Management in Education, 2020
The nature of leadership and management in a school are key to achieving high-quality education for all pupils. Leadership theories and empirical research have sought to identify characteristics of leaders, aspects of the context in which they work and their relationships with others to identify features of successful school leadership. This…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, School Administration, Administrator Attitudes
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Purgason, Lucy L.; Villalba, José A.; Fosback, Cary – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
In this mixed methods study, Q methodology was used to identify patterns of ethnic identity exploration via social networking sites for college students from multiethnic, immigrant-origin backgrounds. Drawing from the community cultural wealth (CCW) social capital framework (Yosso, 2005), a Q-sort of 47 statements was constructed. Based on factor…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Social Media, Immigrants, College Students
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Ramlo, Susan E. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
Within mixed methods research, a key issue is how to mix qualitative and quantitative research orientations. Similar debates arise within a mixed method called Q methodology [Q] that has an 80-year history and strong qualitative leanings. Q is often identified with the sorting of statements and the factor analysis (grouping) of people with similar…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Statistical Analysis, Q Methodology, Qualitative Research
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Byram, Jessica N.; Organ, Jason M.; Yard, Michael; Schmalz, Naomi A. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2020
The demand for upper-level undergraduate dissection-based anatomy courses is growing, as professional programs require more advanced anatomy training prior to matriculation. To address this need, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) partnered with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis--a large, urban, life science-focused…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Laboratory Procedures, Anatomy, Student Attitudes
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Brewer-Deluce, Danielle; Sharma, Bhanu; Akhtar-Danesh, Noori; Jackson, Thomas; Wainman, Bruce C. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2020
Course evaluations can be used for curriculum improvement and have the potential to better the student learning experience. However, because most are based on Likert scales and open-ended feedback, understanding diversity in student opinion and uncovering optimal options for course change and improvement are often difficult. Alternatively,…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Q Methodology, Course Evaluation, Values
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Gao, Jie – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
Understanding the development of mathematics self-efficacy has important implications. Based on Bandura's four sources of self-efficacy, most previous studies mainly examined whether the sources predicted or correlated with mathematics self-efficacy, which might have oversimplified the underlying mechanism of self-efficacy development. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Self Efficacy, Mixed Methods Research
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Summak, Mehmet Semih; Kalman, Mahmut – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2020
The purpose of the research was to explore the decision-making strategies that school principals employ while dealing with the challenges faced during the change process at schools. The study was conducted in two cities located in Central and Southeast Turkey, with a sample comprising 29 primary, middle and secondary school principals, selected…
Descriptors: Principals, Decision Making, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Ramlo, Susan – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Recently, campus free speech has become a focus of contentious debate and increased scrutiny. This study confirms that although university stakeholders may generally embrace the concept of free speech on campus, they also disagree about its limits and purpose within higher education, even if they are from the same institution. This investigation…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Universities, Academic Freedom, Stakeholders
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Rieber, Lloyd P. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2020
An important element of good design, instructional or otherwise, is awareness of and being empathetic to the needs, wants, interests, values, and opinions of the intended audience. Typical approaches to learning about the subjective viewpoints of a particular audience have included survey instruments based on Likert-type items and open-ended…
Descriptors: Q Methodology, Design, Profiles, Evaluation Methods
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