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O' Keeffe, Suzanne; Skerritt, Craig – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2021
This paper explores poststructural tools as a particularly helpful ontological stance in advancing the concerns of marginalized groups in educational research. Although largely academic in nature, poststructuralism has had real and tangible effects as it interrogates everyday binaries, categories and hierarchies that oppress so many. This paper…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Postmodernism, Teaching Experience, Neoliberalism
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Kyriakides, Leonidas; Charalambous, Evi – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
This paper refers to whole school interventions aiming to promote student learning outcomes through improving the functioning of school factors. Evaluation studies of these interventions mainly measure their impact on student learning outcomes. This paper argues for the importance of studying the mechanisms of whole school interventions through…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Structural Equation Models, Intervention, Educational Improvement
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Salmon, Nancy; García Iriarte, Edurne; Burns, Emma Q. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Participation of people with disabilities in producing and using research is critical for monitoring the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Research Active Programme (RAP) is a module designed to build research capacity of students with intellectual disabilities. RAP was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Capacity Building, Research Skills
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Fives, Allyn; Russell, Daniel W.; Canavan, John; Lyons, Rena; Eaton, Patricia; Devaney, Carmel; Kearns, Norean; O'Brien, Aoife – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2015
In a randomized controlled trial (RCT), treatments are assigned randomly and treatments are withheld from participants. Is it ethically permissible to conduct an RCT in a social setting? This paper addresses two conditions for justifying RCTs: that there should be a state of equipoise and that the trial should be scientifically promising.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Research Methodology, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Welikala, Thushari; Atkin, Chris – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
This article focuses on the process of conducting a research project which explored the university student experience across three different geopolitical contexts using students studying at an English university as co-inquirers. The project sample included students at different stages of their university experience (undergraduate, postgraduate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Experience, Student Participation