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Firth, Rhiannon – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2013
This article explores the possibility of developing an ethico-politically coherent and practical research framework for studying the learning and knowledge-production and dissemination processes of utopian groups and movements. It seeks to develop understanding of utopias by identifying and conceptualizing their pedagogical aspects. At the same…
Descriptors: Criticism, Research Methodology, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Leech, Nancy L.; Dellinger, Amy B.; Brannagan, Kim B.; Tanaka, Hideyuki – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2010
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate application of a new framework, the validation framework (VF), to assist researchers in evaluating mixed research studies. Based on an earlier work by Dellinger and Leech, a description of the VF is delineated. Using the VF, three studies from education, health care, and counseling fields are…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Researchers, Research Methodology, Research Reports
Styres, Sandra; Zinga, Dawn; Bennett, Sheila; Bomberry, Michelle – Canadian Journal of Education, 2010
Certainly in the past and even in the present day, the term "research" for Indigenous people has been fraught with strong, negative, emotional associations; however, despite the many remaining challenges there is a shifting within the landscape of academia to recognize that research on Indigenous issues must cultivate respectful and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, School Community Relationship, Foreign Countries, American Indians
Schoechle, Timothy, Ed. – Information Science Publishing, 2009
Recent trends have shown increasing privatization of standardization activities under various corporations, trade associations, and consortia, raising significant public policy issues about how the public interest may be represented. This book establishes a framework of analysis for public policy discussion and debate. Discussing topics such as…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Privatization, Interdisciplinary Approach, Information Technology
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Yim, Soobin; Warschauer, Mark – Language Learning & Technology, 2017
The increasingly widespread use of social software (e.g., Wikis, Google Docs) in second language (L2) settings has brought a renewed attention to collaborative writing. Although the current methodological approaches to examining collaborative writing are valuable to understand L2 students' interactional patterns or perceived experiences, they can…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Processes
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Symonds, Jennifer E.; Gorard, Stephen – Evaluation & Research in Education, 2010
The classification by many scholars of numerical research processes as quantitative and other research techniques as qualitative has prompted the construction of a third category, that of "mixed methods", to describe studies that use elements from both processes. Such labels might be helpful in structuring our understanding of phenomena. But they…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Evaluation Methods, Research Design
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Randolph, Justus; Julnes, George; Sutinen, Erkki; Lehman, Steve – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2008
Methodological reviews have been used successfully to identify research trends and improve research practice in a variety of academic fields. Although there have been three methodological reviews of the emerging field of computer science education research, they lacked reliability or generalizability. Therefore, because of the capacity for a…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Research Design, Research Methodology, Science Education
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Haggis, Tamsin – Studies in Higher Education, 2009
This article is a response to a request to consider the following three questions in relation to the recent history of research into student learning in higher education: What do we know?, What do we need to know?, and What might we do about it? A survey of article titles reporting on research into student learning was carried out in three key…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sociolinguistics, Research Methodology, Academic Achievement
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Darwin, Stephen – Educational Action Research, 2011
Cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), founded on the seminal work of Vygotsky and evolving in the subsequent work of Leont'ev and Engestrom, continues to emerge as a robust and increasingly widely used conceptual framework for the research and analysis of the complex social mediation of human learning and development. Yet there remains…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Action Research, Research Methodology, Social Behavior
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Roschelle, J.; Tatar, D.; Shechtman, N.; Knudsen, J. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2008
One of the great strengths of Jim Kaput's research program was his relentless drive towards scaling up his innovative approach to teaching the mathematics of change and variation. The SimCalc mission, "democratizing access to the mathematics of change," was enacted by deliberate efforts to reach an increasing number of teachers and students each…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Research, Research Design
Bloom, Howard S. – MDRC, 2006
This chapter examines the core analytic elements of randomized experiments for social research. Its goal is to provide a compact discussion for faculty members, graduate students, and applied researchers of the design and analysis of randomized experiments for measuring the impacts of social or educational interventions. Design issues considered…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Research Design, Experiments, Social Science Research
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Floden, Robert E. – Educational Theory, 2009
In this essay, Robert Floden reviews three recent volumes in the Philosophy, Theory, and Educational Research series that address the philosophical implications of three "isms"-- postpositivism, pragmatism, and poststructuralism--for empirical educational research. These volumes, written by D.C. Phillips, Gert J.J. Biesta, and Michael A. Peters,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Educational Researchers, Teaching Methods
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Li, Yi – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
Through two narrative inquiries, in this article I explore the challenges for qualitative researchers in working with multiple languages in capturing, translating, analyzing, and representing narratives. I discuss the effect on research when we engage in these processes considering what was happening as we translated both texts and experience from…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Multilingualism, Ethics
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Smith, Daryl G.; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1994
Five issues that emerge in institutional research when studying diversity on campus are identified: (1) the researcher is part of the change process; (2) in framing research questions, focus on the institution; (3) combining qualitative and quantitative methods can provide greater insight; (4) diversity touches all institutional elements and…
Descriptors: College Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Higher Education
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Dey, Eric L. – Research in Higher Education, 1997
A study investigated the effectiveness of a weighting procedure for adjusting survey results to correct for nonresponse bias. Using data from a Cooperative Institutional Research Program followup survey, results indicate that the procedure is highly effective in univariate distributions; its effectiveness in adjusting correlation and regression…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Research Methodology
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