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Yimer, Sirak Tsegaye; Feza, Nosisi Nellie – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
This study examined the influence of the jigsaw co-operative learning strategy integrated with GeoGebra (JCLGS), on Ethiopian undergraduate statistics and chemistry learners' conceptual knowledge development and attitudinal change towards calculus. The post-positivism quantitative methods approach employed in a non-equivalent pre-and post-test…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Mathematics Instruction, Calculus, Cooperative Learning
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Yick, Alice G.; Oomen-Early, Jody – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2008
Until recently, research studies have implied that domestic violence does not affect Asian American and immigrant communities, or even Asians abroad, because ethnicity or culture has not been addressed. In this content analysis, the authors examined trends in publications in leading scholarly journals on violence relating to Asian women and…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Asian Culture, Interrater Reliability, Family Structure
Clark, Tanner – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The underachievement of students in the US is a growing and significant problem. When guided by the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice, research has shown service-learning results in increased academic achievement among middle and high school students. This study focused on identifying the impact of service learning interventions…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Grade 4, Mathematics Achievement, Quasiexperimental Design
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Muthoni, Muturi Phyllis – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
A major concern on microcredit repayment remains a major obstacle to the Micro Financial Institutions (MFIs) and Financial Intermediaries (FIs) in Kenya. The health of MFI sector in Sub Sahara Africa (SSA) is a cause of concern due to the increased portfolio at risk (PAR). This region records the highest risk globally with its PAR 30 greater than…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Credit (Finance), Loan Default
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St. Pierre, Elizabeth Adams – Educational Researcher, 2002
The National Research Council report, "Scientific Research in Education," claims to present an inclusive view of sciences in responding to federal attempts to legislate educational research. This article asserts that it narrowly defines science as positivism and methodology as quantitative, rejecting postmodernism and omitting other theories. Uses…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Postmodernism
Yu, Chong Ho – 2001
Although quantitative research methodology is widely applied by psychological researchers, there is a common misconception that quantitative research is based on logical positivism. This paper examines the relationship between quantitative research and eight major notions of logical positivism: (1) verification; (2) pro-observation; (3)…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology
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St. Pierre, Elizabeth Adams – Educational Researcher, 2002
The National Research Council report "Scientific Research in Education" claims to present an inclusive view of science as it responds to federal government attempts to legislate educational research. This author argues, however, that the report in fact narrowly defines "science" as positivism and "methodology" as quantitative. These definitions…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Educational Research, Postmodernism, Federal Government
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Amin, Muhammad; Tatlah, Ijaz Ahmad; Islam, Muhammad – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2018
The purpose of the study is to identify the leadership styles (transformational, transactional and laissez-faire) of the campus principals/divisional directors of a public university in Pakistan. This research adopted quantitative approach to conduct the study and accordingly it falls in post positivism paradigm philosophically. The study is…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Principals, Administrators, Public Colleges
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Wampold, Bruce E. – Counseling Psychologist, 2003
In her advocacy of a model to train counseling psychologists as "evidence-based practitioners," Chwalisz (2003) (this issue) criticizes research based on positivism and advocates for methodological pluralism but ironically suggests the adoption of a medical model to influence the discourse on practice. In this comment, the author examines (a)…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Counseling Psychology, Methods, Models
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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Abdi Tabari, Mahmoud; Ivey, Toni A. – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2015
This paper provides a methodological review of previous research on cognitive task complexity, since the term emerged in 1995, and investigates why much research was more quantitative rather than qualitative. Moreover, it sheds light onto the studies which used the mixed-methods approach and determines which version of the mixed-methods designs…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Cognitive Processes, Writing Achievement, Mixed Methods Research
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Sutton, Paul – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
In this conceptual paper, I contend that the soul of academic labour is becoming lost in performativity. Performativity, I explain, is a form of regulation and control that deploys technical rationality and judgements to incentivize and punish academics. Indeed, performativity is central to the culture of measurement within contemporary…
Descriptors: Productivity, Humanism, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices
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Hesse-Biber, Sharlene – Qualitative Inquiry, 2010
This article discusses how methodological practices can shape and limit how mixed methods is practiced and makes visible the current methodological assumptions embedded in mixed methods practice that can shut down a range of social inquiry. The article argues that there is a "methodological orthodoxy" in how mixed methods is practiced…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Case Studies, Models, Methods
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Shawer, Saad F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This quantitative investigation examined the influence of low and high self-efficacy on candidate teacher academic performance in a foreign language teaching methodology course through testing the speculation that high self-efficacy levels would improve pedagogical-content knowledge (PCK). Positivism guided the research design at the levels of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Nudzor, Hope Pius – Issues in Educational Research, 2009
One major issue social science research is faced with concerns the methodological schism and internecine "warfare" that divides the field. This paper examines critically what is referred to as combined methods research, and the claim that this is the best methodology for addressing complex social issues. The paper discredits this claim on the…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Methods Research, Qualitative Research
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