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Frans, Niek; Post, Wendy; Oenema-Mostert, Ineke; Minnaert, Alexander – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2021
Stability is an important underlying assumption in any form of assessment-supported decision-making. Since early years development is frequently described as unstable, the concept plays a central role in the discussion surrounding early years assessment. This paper describes stability as a set of assumptions about the way individual scores change…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Scores, Kindergarten
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Harmsen, Ruth; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Maulana, Ridwan; van Veen, Klaas; van Veldhoven, Marc – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
The main aim of this study was to adjust the Questionnaire on the Experience and Evaluation of Work (QEEW) in order to measure stress causes and stress responses of beginning secondary school teachers in the Netherlands. First, the suitability of the original QEEW stress scales for use in the beginning teachers (BTs) context was investigated using…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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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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Hordósy, Rita – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
This paper analyses how three European countries produce and use data within a specific educational policy field, that of school leaving and graduation. It compares how stakeholders in England, Finland and the Netherlands know what happens to the leavers from schools and universities. Through gathering evidence about the methodological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Information Systems, Data
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Mearns, Tessa L.; Coyle, Do; de Graaff, Rick – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
This paper describes a research project conducted in collaboration with 10 "pupil co-researchers" (PCRs) and their classes in a secondary school in the Netherlands. The main research tools employed were online and face-to-face group discussions, in which PCRs contributed as consultants, co-designers and assistants. The research proved a…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Program Descriptions, Secondary School Students, Student Participation