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Creely, Edwin – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This article describes a phenomenological approach to doing educational inquiry and understanding learning. Working within the qualitative tradition, the research is conceived as 'narrow and deep', intimate research that focuses definitively on internality and on first-hand experiences of learning. The theoretical background for doing…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Educational Research, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Fleer, Marilyn; Hedges, Helen; Fleer-Stout, Freya; Bich Hanh, Le Thi – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Researching quality in early childhood settings has been operationalized in many ways, within and across countries. Nevertheless, despite some consensus on what might constitute a universally recognized view of what is considered essential for young children's development, there are strong indicators that locally developed assessment tools are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Rating Scales, Educational Quality
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Bokhove, Christian – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This article reports on an exploratory project in which technology and dynamic social network analysis (SNA) are used for modelling classroom interaction. SNA focuses on the links between social actors, draws on graphic imagery to reveal and display the patterning of those links, and develops mathematical and computational models to describe and…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Mixed Methods Research
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Falloon, Garry – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Criticisms have been levelled at e-research that limited knowledge has been produced helpful for guiding educators in using digital tools more effectively for teaching and learning. This issue has become more acute with the emergence of mobile devices that enable learners to transition across different learning spaces and times. Traditional data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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von der Fehr, Ane; Sølberg, Jan; Bruun, Jesper – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Social network analysis (SNA) has been used in many educational studies in the past decade, but what these studies have in common is that the populations in question in most cases are defined and known to the researchers studying the networks. Snowball sampling is an SNA methodology most often used to study hidden populations, for example, groups…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Sampling, Science Education
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Pepper, David; Hodgen, Jeremy; Lamesoo, Katri; Kõiv, Pille; Tolboom, Jos – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Cognitive interviewing (CI) provides a method of systematically collecting validity evidence of response processes for questionnaire items. CI involves a range of techniques for prompting individuals to verbalise their responses to items. One such technique is concurrent verbalisation, as developed in Think Aloud Protocol (TAP). This article…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Interviews, Cognitive Processes, Questionnaires
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Maguire, Lisa K.; Byrne, Bronagh; Kehoe, Susan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This paper provides an introduction to issues surrounding the participation rights of young people in research and the implications of their growing involvement in research as well as providing a discourse on the ethical implications related to consent. The unique contribution of this paper is that it considers children's rights in respect to the…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Informed Consent, Childrens Rights, Student Participation
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Bulut, Okan; Lei, Ming; Guo, Qi – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Item positions in educational assessments are often randomized across students to prevent cheating. However, if altering item positions results in any significant impact on students' performance, it may threaten the validity of test scores. Two widely used approaches for detecting position effects -- logistic regression and hierarchical…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Disabilities, Computer Assisted Testing, Structural Equation Models
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Heyvaert, Mieke; Deleye, Maarten; Saenen, Lore; Van Dooren, Wim; Onghena, Patrick – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
When studying a complex research phenomenon, a mixed methods design allows to answer a broader set of research questions and to tap into different aspects of this phenomenon, compared to a monomethod design. This paper reports on how a sequential equal status design (QUAN ? QUAL) was used to examine students' reasoning processes when solving…
Descriptors: High School Students, Problem Solving, Probability, Mixed Methods Research
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Adamson, John; Muller, Theron – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This manuscript uses a joint autoethnographic methodology to explore the experiences of two language teacher scholars working in the academy outside the global centre in Japan. Emphasis is given to how the methodology used, cycles of reflective writing, reveals commonalities and differences in our respective experiences of working in the Japanese…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Experience, Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry
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Daniel, Ben; Kumar, Vijay; Omar, Noritah – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This qualitative inquiry investigates postgraduate students' conceptions of research methodology and how it contributes to their learning. It explores factors likely to motivate student choice of research methodology and challenges in understanding research methods. The research was carried out at research-intensive universities in New Zealand and…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Graduate Students, Qualitative Research, Student Motivation
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Nicholas, Maria – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This paper explores the affordances of using video-based research to capture a multiplicity of events, along with multimodal representations when producing data related to adult-child book readings. In doing this we answer two questions: (1) why more than one event is needed when seeking a comprehensive collection of information for the purpose of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Protocol Analysis, Intermode Differences, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Hallesson, Yvonne; Visén, Pia – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Reading and discussing texts as a means for learning subject content are regular features within educational contexts. This paper presents an approach for intertextual content analysis (ICA) of such text-related discussions revealing what the participants make of the text. Thus, in contrast to many other approaches for analysing conversation that…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Reader Response, Secondary Schools
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Bourke, Roseanna; MacDonald, Jo – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Evaluation research focusing on educational initiatives that impact on the learning and lives of young people must be challenged to incorporate 'student voice'. In a context of conventional evaluation models of government-led initiatives, student voice is a compelling addition, and challenges the nature of traditional forms of evaluation. It…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Student Participation, Student Attitudes, Mental Health Programs
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O'Boyle, Aisling – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This paper discusses researcher identity, positioning, and reflexivity as they relate to the experience of a researcher on an interprofessional research project. The project collected video recordings of students and healthcare professionals in university and clinical settings. During the process of data collection, 'conversations' emerged between…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Projects, Foreign Countries, Experimenter Characteristics
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