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Fleer, Marilyn; Hedges, Helen; Fleer-Stout, Freya; Bich Hanh, Le Thi – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Researching quality in early childhood settings has been operationalized in many ways, within and across countries. Nevertheless, despite some consensus on what might constitute a universally recognized view of what is considered essential for young children's development, there are strong indicators that locally developed assessment tools are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Rating Scales, Educational Quality
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Falloon, Garry – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Criticisms have been levelled at e-research that limited knowledge has been produced helpful for guiding educators in using digital tools more effectively for teaching and learning. This issue has become more acute with the emergence of mobile devices that enable learners to transition across different learning spaces and times. Traditional data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Daniel, Ben; Kumar, Vijay; Omar, Noritah – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This qualitative inquiry investigates postgraduate students' conceptions of research methodology and how it contributes to their learning. It explores factors likely to motivate student choice of research methodology and challenges in understanding research methods. The research was carried out at research-intensive universities in New Zealand and…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Graduate Students, Qualitative Research, Student Motivation
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Bourke, Roseanna; MacDonald, Jo – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Evaluation research focusing on educational initiatives that impact on the learning and lives of young people must be challenged to incorporate 'student voice'. In a context of conventional evaluation models of government-led initiatives, student voice is a compelling addition, and challenges the nature of traditional forms of evaluation. It…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Student Participation, Student Attitudes, Mental Health Programs
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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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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Harris, Lois R.; O'Quin, Chrissie; Lane, Kenneth E. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Multi-group confirmatory factor analysis (MGCFA) allows researchers to determine whether a research inventory elicits similar response patterns across samples. If statistical equivalence in responding is found, then scale score comparisons become possible and samples can be said to be from the same population. This paper illustrates the use of…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Walshaw, Margaret; Duncan, Wayne – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2015
Hermeneutics is both a philosophical tradition and a methodological resource. In this qualitative study, hermeneutics provided, simultaneously, a framework and a methodology for understanding empathy in synchronous multimedia conferencing. As a framework for the design of the study, hermeneutics supported the overriding objective to understand the…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Empathy, Educational Environment, Online Courses
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Bourke, Roseanna; Loveridge, Judith – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
Involving children and young people in educational research has been foundational in developing and understanding theories of learning, and understanding child development. Attempts to identify children's perspectives on policies and practices that directly affect them in educational settings have resulted in an increase in the involvement of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Informed Consent, Ethics
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Allen, Louisa; Rasmussen, Mary Lou; Quinlivan, Kathleen; Aspin, Clive; Sanjakdar, Fida; Brömdal, Annette – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
This paper explores the methodological politics of researching at the intersections of sexuality, culture and religion in secondary schools. It draws on experiences during a project concerned with how to address cultural and religious diversity in sexuality education in Australia and New Zealand. The paper focuses on two methodological sticking…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Sexuality, Religion, Cultural Influences
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White, Julie; Fitzgerald, Tanya – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
The tales we tell here focus on the ethical issues arising from our research practice with vulnerable young participants and those for whom research has been inextricably linked with European imperialism and colonialism. The importance of relational obligations, temporality and potential for a continuing narrative approach to ethical research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tales, Ethics, Youth Programs
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O'Neill, John – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
The author's experience of ethical review over six years as an academic member and chairperson of a university human ethics committee has been largely positive and educative. The account brings together archival records and personal experience to create a "transactive" account of the practical experience of doing ethical review in one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Risk, Educational Principles