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Günbayi, Ilhan; Sorm, Sath – Online Submission, 2018
The four paradigms are influential philosophical stances applied to advocate social research designs since they have been supported by eight different analytical lenses and had various functions for analysing the research nature as well as social phenomena based on two main analytical approaches, objective and subjective viewpoints. After…
Descriptors: Research Design, Models, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Dixon, Shane; Quirke, Linda – Teaching Sociology, 2018
Methods textbooks play a role in socializing a new generation of researchers about ethical research. How do undergraduate social research methods textbooks portray harm, its prevalence, and ways to mitigate harm to participants? We conducted a content analysis of ethics chapters in the 18 highest-selling undergraduate textbooks used in sociology…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Textbooks, Ethics, Sociology
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Halliwell, Jamie – Journal of Geography, 2020
Students embody themselves within social media platforms and (re)craft their identities within social media platforms. These interfaces enable students to think critically regarding human geographic issues online and raise awareness of their positionalities in using ever-changing technology. This paper analyses how social media research can be…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Software, Singing, Undergraduate Students
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Secret, Mary; Ward, Christopher Jennings; Newmark, Ananda – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
This paper presents a step-by-step conversion of a face-to-face (F2F) entry level social work research methods course to a computer-mediated format. An overview of teaching practices and the important pedagogical foundations associated with this curricular effort are discussed followed by an introduction to the electronic platform utilized in the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Research Methodology, Social Work, Online Courses
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Cook, Emily L.; Ormsby, Alison A. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2021
The Mariana crow ("Corvus kubaryi"), called Åga, is critically endangered and endemic to the Mariana Island of Rota. This study developed and implemented an avian-focused environmental education curriculum and evaluated the curriculum's influence on attitudes and knowledge using social science research methods. Fifth and sixth grade…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Wildlife, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Howard, Cosmo; Brady, Michelle – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
An increasing challenge for teaching methods courses in the social sciences is the 'critical turn', which has encouraged some students to adopt an anti-empirical orientation. We present a case study of a compulsory undergraduate methods course in a political science department strongly influenced by post-structuralist philosophies. The first…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Courses, Research Methodology, Social Science Research
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Baker, Sally; Field, Caitlin; Lee, Jung-Sook; Saintilan, Nicole – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2021
While embedding Academic Language and Literacies (ALL) instruction in discipline-specific courses is known to be effective, it is difficult to enact across the siloed university. Moreover, the move to online/ remote delivery during COVID-19 has necessitated greater focus on the development of online supports. This article reports on an effort to…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Electronic Learning, Video Technology
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Gunn, Andrew – Teaching Public Administration, 2017
This paper explores some of the critical debates in social science research methods education and is set out in three parts. The first section introduces the importance and relevance of research methods to the social sciences. It then outlines the problems and challenges experienced in the teaching and learning of research methods, which are…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Research Skills
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Hesse-Biber, Sharlene – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
There are pedagogical challenges USA students and instructors face within mixed methods classrooms. Instructors of mixed methods are often self-taught, lacking adequate training in both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research. Students are not often trained in both research approaches. These dual training gaps can result in deep…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Students, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Nachtigall, Valentina; Serova, Katja; Rummel, Nikol – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2020
The current work builds on research demonstrating the effectiveness of Productive Failure (PF) for learning. While the effectiveness of PF has been demonstrated for STEM learning, it has not yet been investigated whether PF is also beneficial for learning in non-STEM domains. Given this need to test PF for learning in domains other than…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Failure, Teaching Methods, High School Students
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Górny, Agata; Napierala, Joanna – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2016
We evaluate the effectiveness in empirical migration research of the respondent-driven sampling (RDS) and the quota sampling with regard to four criteria: quality of the data; sociometric diversity of the sample; geographic coverage of the sample; and cost-effectiveness. We review two surveys of ex-USSR migrants, conducted simultaneously in the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Migration, Data Analysis, Sociometric Techniques
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Turan, Ibrahim – Journal of Education and Learning, 2020
At the beginning of the 19th century, history education has found its place as an independent course in formal education institutions, since then it has undergone many reforms and revisions but none of these reforms has solved its chronic problems. In discussions on how to solve the problems of teaching history, one of the most important issues is…
Descriptors: Social Media, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Sequential Approach
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Alkin, Marvin C.; King, Jean A. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2016
The first article in this series traces the initial development of the concept of evaluation use. As a field, evaluation has always paid attention to the potential for use, both in decision-making and in changing people's thinking. The broad history of the field as we know it today stemmed from two streams: one focused on tests and measurement,…
Descriptors: Evaluation Utilization, Educational Development, Educational History, Measurement Objectives
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Chang, Tammy; DeJonckheere, Melissa; Vydiswaran, V. G. Vinod; Li, Jiazhao; Buis, Lorraine R.; Guetterman, Timothy C. – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2021
Situations of catastrophic social change, such as COVID-19, raise complex, interdisciplinary research questions that intersect health, education, economics, psychology, and social behavior and require mixed methods research. The pandemic has been a quickly evolving phenomenon, which pressures the time necessary to perform mixed methods research.…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Natural Language Processing, Data, Change
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Ezer, Feyzullah; Aksüt, Selda – International Education Studies, 2021
The purpose of the study is to determine the opinions of graduate students from social studies education regarding the qualitative research method. The study was conducted in accordance with the phenomenological design, one of the qualitative research designs. The sample group of the study was composed of 25 postgraduate students including 11…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Education, Social Studies, Social Science Research
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