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Higgins, Steve; Katsipataki, Maria – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
This article reviews some of the strengths and limitations of the comparative use of meta-analysis findings, using examples from the Sutton Trust-Education Endowment Foundation Teaching and Learning "Toolkit" which summarizes a range of educational approaches to improve pupil attainment in schools. This comparative use of quantitative…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Educational Research, Comparative Analysis, Evidence Based Practice
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Wall, Kate; Higgins, Steve; Hall, Elaine; Woolner, Pam – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2013
In research textbooks, and much of the research practice, they describe, qualitative processes and interpretivist epistemologies tend to dominate visual methodology. This article challenges the assumptions behind this dominance. Using exemplification from three existing visual data sets produced through one large education research project, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Visual Environment, Mixed Methods Research
Wall, Kate; Higgins, Steve – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper describes a research tool which aims to gather data about pupils' views of learning and teaching, with a particular focus on their thinking about their learning (metacognition). The approach has proved to be an adaptable and effective technique to examine different learning contexts from the pupils' perspective, while also acting as an…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Research Tools, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship