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Höhne, Jan Karem – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
In social research, the use of agree/disagree (A/D) questions is a popular method for measuring attitudes. Research has shown that A/D questions require complex cognitive processing and are susceptible to response bias. Thus, some researchers recommend the use of item-specific (IS) questions. This study examines the processing of A/D and IS…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Online Surveys
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Auslander, Susan Swars; Hart, Lynn C.; Carothers, Jody; Jacobs, Tiffany; Chestnutt, Cliff – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
This project reviewed the state of the research drawing from articles published from 1990 to 2014 (25 years) with elementary prospective teachers (EPTs) as participants, who were completing university courses focused on mathematics content. Twenty-four studies met the inclusion criteria for the review. Of these studies, 11 examined noncognitive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Course Content, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics
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Walters, Glenn D. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Identifying mediators in variable chains as part of a causal mediation analysis can shed light on issues of causation, assessment, and intervention. However, coefficients and effect sizes in a causal mediation analysis are nearly always small. This can lead those less familiar with the approach to reject the results of causal mediation analysis.…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Statistical Analysis, Sampling, Statistical Inference
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Piro, Jody S.; O'Callaghan, Catherine – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
Unlike the situated learning within traditional clinical placements, mixed-reality simulations support a laboratory learning environment where preservice teachers practice their instruction with low risk to the preservice teachers and human students. Simulation experiences can be used in teacher education programs to prepare candidates for the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Virtual Classrooms, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Barker, Lisa M. – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
Facilitating classroom discussion requires preparation and improvisation. How might learning improvisational theatre affect teachers' verbal moves while facilitating discussion? This article explores this question through a single-subject case study of a high school history teacher who took a 10-week improv course. Data sources include…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theater Arts, Case Studies, Secondary School Teachers
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Mao, Jina; Feldman, Elana – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
In this paper, we explore the methodological implications of conducting qualitative interviews when researchers and participants come from different social classes. Singling out class on its own terms, rather than considering it as an auxiliary structural factor, we examine the unique challenges that arise during cross-class interviews. Such…
Descriptors: Social Class, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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Allan, Elizabeth J.; Kerschner, David; Payne, Jessica M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This investigation reports findings from survey data collected from 5,880 students enrolled at seven U.S. research universities. Building on previous studies, this investigation found that hazing occurred across a range of student groups and included high-risk drinking, social isolation, personal servitude, and humiliation. Although students…
Descriptors: Hazing, Student Personnel Services, Student Attitudes, Risk
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Sarubbi, Molly; Marquez Kiyama, Judy; Harper, Casandra E. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This article reviews how orientation programs perpetuate or combat an ideology of invisibility for families of Color during the transition into college. Findings identify the ways in which ideologies of invisibility or support are constructed through institutional messaging of dismissal or welcome that influence the engagement of families of…
Descriptors: Ideology, Minority Groups, Learner Engagement, School Orientation
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Kilgo, Cindy Ann; Linley, Jodi L.; Bennett, LaVonya M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
Our study examines how negative and positive diversity interactions influence students' psychological well-being. Specifically, we explore how diversity interactions influence students' psychological well-being at the end of their first year of college and how these experiences vary by race. Our findings suggest that while negative diversity…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, College Freshmen
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Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T.; Knight, Sarah; McCready, Adam – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
The authors examine components of pre-trip preparation that influence student trip experiences and learning related to short-term immersion programs. With the use of a transformative learning framework and a multisite longitudinal case study, key components emerged as essential in preparing students for these experiences: community building,…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Fund Raising, Social Justice, Leadership Training
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Shelton, Leslie Jo – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This qualitative study explored 16 undocumented Latinx college students' perceptions of campus climate through the lens of sense of belonging. Barriers to belonging include: (a) experiencing racism and hostility from majoritized students, (b) limited visibility of other Latinx and/or undocumented students, and (c) blocked social opportunities.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Lynch, R. Jason; Glass, Chris R. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
College student affairs professionals increasingly act as first responders to student crises. This article describes the development and validation of an instrument designed to measure symptoms of secondary trauma within a sample of student affairs professionals (n = 617). Using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, the instrument and its…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Trauma
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Blavos, Alexis A.; Glassman, Tavis J.; Sheu, Jiunn-Jye; Thompson, Amy J.; DeNardo, Faith – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This study examined the relationship between medical marijuana laws and student utilization rates, perceptions, and experiences. Participants were students in 37 states attending institutions of higher education. Students who went to college in states that adopted medical marijuana laws were more likely to use marijuana and experience academic and…
Descriptors: Laws, Marijuana, State Legislation, Drug Therapy
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Jenner, Brandy M.; Myers, Kit C. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
While qualitative researchers increasingly accept online video interviews as a reliable method, many maintain concerns about rapport and data quality. Drawing on two separate interview projects conducted in private in-person settings, public in-person settings, and privately via Skype, we compare interview contexts with regard to rapport,…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Videoconferencing, Comparative Analysis
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