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Morrison, Dirk; Lichtenwald, Kristy; Tang, Rachel – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
This exploratory research documents the use of the web conference technology WebEx™ to expand the variety of focus group data collection methods. Drawn from four synchronous online focus groups with older adults from across Canada, who create and use online personal learning networks to enhance and support their informal self-directed learning…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Educational Research, Web Based Instruction, Synchronous Communication
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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Tarbetsky, Ana L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This review explores predictors and consequences of students' growth goals and growth mindset in school with particular emphasis on how correlational statistical methods can be applied to illuminate key issues and implications. Study 1 used cross-sectional data and employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to investigate the role of growth…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy; Marshall, Kelle Keating – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
The focus of this article is how pedagogical theory and applied linguistic research informed the development of a multifaceted methodology designed to elicit middle school students' perspectives on bilingualism and their language identities within the context of a one-way French Immersion programme in New Brunswick, Canada. The theoretical context…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adolescents, Educational Theories, Applied Linguistics
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Takeuchi, Miwa Aoki; Bryan, Venise – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
Peer collaboration in schools can be a locus for negotiation of power and cultural norms. Set in the context of ethnically and linguistically diverse urban schools, this study discusses the possibilities and limitations of utilizing video-mediated interviews to reveal multiple voices. Our research method is based on video-recorded peer-to-peer…
Descriptors: Interviews, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning, Urban Schools
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Daniel, Ben K. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
A professional academic identity is important because it supports a sense of belonging and contributes to the scholarly advancement of a discipline. However, a professional academic identity for those involved in teaching research methodology is particularly complex and diverse. This research surveyed 144 academics from 139 universities in 9…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Professional Identity, Teaching Methods
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Garnet, Dustin – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
In the pursuit of my doctoral research on the institutional history of the art department at Central Technical School (CTS) in Toronto, Canada, I amassed a collection of oral histories from 20 current and former CTS art instructors and students, recorded across the country. As an instructor in the CTS art department in addition to being its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral History, Art Education, Personal Narratives
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Hammes, Patricia Simone; Bigras, Marc; Crepaldi, Maria Aparecida – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
We tested the criterion-related validity and potential bias of two measures of pupils' academic achievement: the Teacher Rating Scale (TRS) and the Mathematics and Literacy Achievement Tests (MLTs). These measures are representative of assessment methods largely used in the elementary school. The aims were: (1) to verify the extent to which TRS…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Validity, Bias
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MacMath, Sheryl – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2009
In response to Denzin and Lincoln's claim that using a variety of interpretive analyses enables a better understanding of the world, I examine two different analyses of the same data set. Using a survey of preservice elementary education students (n = 208) asked to describe their perceptions of teacher professionalism, I contrast the application…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Research Methodology