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Winne, Philip H. – Frontline Learning Research, 2020
This special issue's editors invited discussion of three broad questions. Slightly rephrased, they are: How well do self-report data represent theoretical constructs? How should analyses of data be conditioned by properties of self report data? In what ways do interpretations of self-report data shape interpretations of a study's findings? To…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Measurement Techniques, Data Collection, Protocol Analysis
Hartley, James – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
In this article, Hartley notes the difficulties of using questionnaires to assess the efficiency of new instructional methods and highlights nine issues that researchers must consider. Hartley continues the discussion about the use of questionnaires and suggests that psychology teachers can help improve the teaching of psychology by drawing…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Furstenberg, Gilberte; English, Kathryn – Language Learning & Technology, 2016
Two of the original authors of "Giving a Virtual Voice to the Silent Language of Culture: The Cultura Project", published in "Language Learning & Technology" in 2001, look back on the origin of the Cultura project, its goals, and the approach and materials used. Their commentary then focuses on the features and the…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires
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Goulder, Raymond; Scott, Graham W. – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Reviews of the state of biology fieldwork in UK schools and universities at the beginning of the twenty-first century (Barker, Slingsby, and Tilling 2002; Smith 2004) were not entirely pessimistic; rather they suggested ways forward that might lead to an increase in fieldwork. Whether their hopes have been realised has, perhaps, been revealed by…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Gehlbach, Hunter – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
As pressure builds to assess students, teachers, and schools, educational practitioners and policy makers are increasingly looking toward student perception surveys as a promising means to collect high-quality, useful data. For instance, the widely cited Measures of Effective Teaching study lists student perception surveys as one of the three key…
Descriptors: Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Early Adolescents, Student Evaluation
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Steele, Howard – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2015
This commentary discusses the articles that comprise this special issue on attachment in middle childhood. Central to this discussion is the distinction between verbal, strategic, and conscious responses to questionnaires as compared to verbal and nonverbal, automatic and largely unconscious responses to interviews. Both methods have been…
Descriptors: Children, Child Development, Attachment Behavior, Questionnaires
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Pilkington, Andrew – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2013
This article has its origins in the Macpherson report's contention that public organisations in British society are characterised by institutional racism. Drawing upon the Parekh report's identification of ten components of institutional racism, the article examines which, if any, of these components are manifest in a university in Central England…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, College Environment, Blacks
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Mooney, Paul; Gansle, Kristin A.; Denny, R. Kenton – Behavioral Disorders, 2013
The stated mission of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) includes ''supporting the professional development and enhancing the expertise of those who work on behalf of children with challenging behavior and their families'' (http:// www.ccbd.net/About/OurMission). The stated goal of CCBD's journal "Behavioral…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Middle School Students, High School Students, Emotional Disturbances
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Cramer, Angelique O. J. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2012
What is validity? A simple question but apparently one with many answers, as Paul Newton highlights in his review of the history of validity. The current definition of validity, as entertained in the 1999 "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing" is indeed a consensus, one between the classical notion of attributes, and measures…
Descriptors: Validity, Educational Testing, Depression (Psychology), Psychology
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Montrosse, Bianca Elizabeth – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2012
The first article in this special issue is about the doctoral programs, the suppliers of new doctoral graduates in special education. It focuses on one component of a larger effort, the Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment (SEFNA) project, which investigated many aspects of the supply of new doctoral graduates as well as the demand for new…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Francis, Leslie J.; Croft, Jennifer S.; Pyke, Alice; Robbins, Mandy – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2012
This essay discusses the design of the quantitative component of the "Young People's Attitudes to Religious Diversity" project, conceived by Professor Robert Jackson within the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, and presents some preliminary findings from the data. The quantitative component followed and built on the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Social Psychology
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Whitty, Elaine; Clarke, Marie – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
This paper through the theoretical framework of constructive attitude theory explores mathematics teachers' attitudes and pedagogical strategies with reference to inclusive practice. The authors argue that though teachers may have formed positive inclusive attitudes, the translation of these into practice does not always occur and poses…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Foreign Countries
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Demestre, Josep – Language and Cognitive Processes, 2012
During the last years there has been an increasing interest in examining the brain responses to word order variations. In one ERP study conducted in Spanish, Casado, Martin-Loeches, Munoz, and Fernandez-Frias (2005) had participants read Spanish transitive sentences with either an SVO (subject-verb-object) or an OVS order. The word order of a…
Descriptors: Sentences, Semantics, Form Classes (Languages), Brain
Vevere, Nina; Kozlinskis, Vulfs – Online Submission, 2011
Students' evaluations of teaching quality are one of the crucial components of the teaching quality evaluation (along with external evaluation, opinions of colleagues, etc.). According to our research and professional experience, the teaching quality has to be examined in correlation with personality traits of a lecturer. Students' surveys (aiming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Prunty, Anita – Irish Educational Studies, 2011
The concept of children's rights evolved during the 1980s giving prominence to the role of children as active participants in the construction of their lives. The rhetoric of children's rights has emerged as an important consideration in all policy and practice relating to children. Implementation of children's rights in practice is necessary to…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Self Determination, Autism, Childrens Rights
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