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Cassidy, Claire; Conrad, Sarah-Jane; de Figueiroa-Rego, Maria José – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
Much has been written in recent years about research methods used when conducting research with and about children, with many approaches taking cognizance of the children's rights agenda. This article proposes adopting a philosophical approach, through Community of Philosophical Inquiry (CoPI), as a research method that pays attention to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Children, Childrens Rights
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Peterson, Amelia – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
As a systemic approach to improving educational practice through research, "What Works" has come under repeated challenge from alternative approaches, most recently that of improvement science. While "What Works" remains a dominant paradigm for centralized knowledge-building efforts, there is need to understand why this…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Philpott, Carey – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
Narrative enquiry has become increasingly popular in recent decades. Although James Wertsch has developed a well-theorized model of narrative as a sociocultural tool, his work has not been as influential on this narrative enquiry as it might have been. This may be, in part, because Wertsch has mostly applied his model to the collective memory of…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Inquiry, Social Environment, Cultural Context
McMurtry, Angus – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper explores the similarities and differences between complexity science's and cultural-historical activity theory's understandings of human learning. Notable similarities include their emphasis on the importance of social systems or collectives in understanding human knowledge and practices, as well as their characterization of systems'…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learning Processes, Social Systems, Cognitive Processes
Greene, Jennifer C. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2005
A mixed method approach to educational and social inquiry is presented as an important counterpoint to the contemporary debate about what constitutes valid, rigorous, and "scientific" research. By welcoming all legitimate methodological traditions, mixed method inquiry meaningfully engages with difference and thus offers some generative potential…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Debate, Methods Research, Evaluation Research