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Smyrnova-Trybulska, Eugenia; Morze, Nataliia; Kuzminska, Olena; Kommers, Piet – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
The authors of the article describe the popular trends and methods as well as ICT tools used for the mapping and visualization of scientific domains as a research methodology which is attracting more and more interest from scientific information and science studies professionals. The researchers analysed Pajek, one of the programs used for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bibliometrics, Concept Mapping, Sciences
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Borges, Francisco; Benayas, Javier – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the scientific production in Portuguese universities in environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD). It takes doctoral theses presented in public universities as reference, assuming that, in Higher Education, the production of doctoral theses is a key beacon of the scientific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Doctoral Dissertations
Singh, Sukhpal; Chana, Inderveer; Singh, Maninder – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2015
The ultimate goal of scientific research is publication so as to showcase the research outcomes. Scientists, starting as graduate students, are measured primarily not by their dexterity in laboratory manipulations, not by their innate knowledge of either broad or narrow scientific subjects, and certainly not by their wit or charm; they are…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Scientific Research, Research Reports, Writing for Publication
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van der Zee, Tim; Reich, Justin – AERA Open, 2018
Scientific progress is built on research that is reliable, accurate, and verifiable. The methods and evidentiary reasoning that underlie scientific claims must be available for scrutiny. Like other fields, the education sciences suffer from problems such as failure to replicate, validity and generalization issues, publication bias, and high costs…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wales, Tim – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This article draws on the author's previous experiences of developing library strategies at three case study libraries between 2011 and 2016 across a range of different academic institution types: research-intensive, teaching-intensive, and scientific research. Adopting a reflection on practice methodology based on Gibbs' reflective cycle, the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response)
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Lin, Kequan; Sokolova, Anna Nikolaevna; Vlasova, Vera K. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The study is relevant due to the opportunity of increasing efficiency of teaching mathematics at university through integration of students of computer experiment conducted with the use of IT in this process. The problem of there search is defined by a contradiction between great potential opportunities of mathematics experiment for motivating and…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Experiments
Grant, Whitnee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Previous to this study, teaching and learning practices in the first-grade classroom of study were primarily teacher and content driven and did not reflect the student-driven inquiry process. The identified problem of practice for this action research study was the first-grade students in the teacher-researcher classroom did not demonstrate…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Inquiry, Student Centered Curriculum, Grade 1
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Pietraß, Manuela – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
As in many other social sciences, in international and comparative education there is an epistemological schism between two main approaches, one of which is traditional whose methodology and methods are historical-hermeneutical, while the other is empirical and oriented towards the natural sciences. In international and comparative education,…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Epistemology, International Education, Comparative Education
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Binns, Ian C.; Bell, Randy L. – Science & Education, 2015
This study explored how eight widely used secondary science textbooks described scientific methodology and to what degree the textbooks' examples and investigations were consistent with this description. Data consisted of all text from student and teacher editions that referred to scientific methodology and all investigations. Analysis used an…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Secondary School Science, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Reid, Grace; Norris, Stephen P. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
Scientific media education is the ability to draw on a knowledge of the media and science, in order to choose, understand, evaluate, and respond to representations of science across diverse media genres. We begin this manuscript by reviewing research that shows scientific media education is one of the most important content areas that could be…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Gaytan, Jorge – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2007
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the research methods used in articles published in "The Delta Pi Epsilon Journal" and the "NABTE Review" between 2001 and 2005 to determine the extent to which qualitative research methodologies have been employed by researchers and the extent to which these research methodologies were clearly…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Business Administration Education
Lunde, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Limited research has investigated dissertation methodology choice and the factors that contribute to this choice. Quantitative research is based in mathematics and scientific positivism, and qualitative research is based in constructivism. These underlying philosophical differences posit the question if certain factors predict dissertation…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Research Methodology, Decision Making, Graduate Students
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Sever, Isiner; Öncül, Bilal; Ersoy, Ali – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a scientific research methods course delivered through flipped learning on teacher candidates' attitudes towards scientific research and the course, and examine the teacher candidates' and instructors' experience in the process. The convergent parallel design was adopted in the study,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Scientific Research, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Magaña Medina, Deneb Elí; Aguilar Morales, Norma; Valdés Cuervo, Ángel Alberto; Parra-Pérez, Lizeth G. – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship among undergraduate students' perception of faculty members' and institutional support, undergraduate students' appreciation of scientific skills and undergraduate students' research endeavors. Design/methodology/approach: A structural model was calculated to relate the variables.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Kristy J.; Rigakos, Bessie – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
The scientific process is nonlinear, unpredictable, and ongoing. Assessing the nature of science is difficult with methods that rely on Likert-scale or multiple-choice questions. This study evaluated conceptions about the scientific process using student-created visual representations that we term "flowcharts." The methodology,…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Science Instruction, Visual Aids, Science Process Skills
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