ERIC Number: EJ1202566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Chapter 4: Studying Recruitment and Retention in PETE--Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
Richards, K. Andrew R.; Killian, Chad M.; Graber, Kim C.; Kern, Ben D.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v38 n1 p22-36 Jan 2019
The preceding chapters of this monograph have served to situate the study of physical education teacher education recruitment and retention within relevant literature and theory. This chapter outlines the sequential explanatory design methods, whereby participants in an online survey were selected using stratified random sampling to participate in follow-up interviews. The chapter opens with an overview of participant identification and recruitment. Participants were program coordinators drawn from a database that included contact information for physical education teacher education faculty members working at colleges and universities across the United States. Next, the participants in the quantitative and qualitative elements of the study are described, with attention to both individual and institutional factors. Survey design and content validity are discussed, as well as the development of a qualitative interview guide. The chapter concludes with a discussion of quantitative and qualitative data analysis strategies used to support the results presented in the subsequent chapters.
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence, Teacher Educators, Educational Research, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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