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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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Bokhove, Christian – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This article reports on an exploratory project in which technology and dynamic social network analysis (SNA) are used for modelling classroom interaction. SNA focuses on the links between social actors, draws on graphic imagery to reveal and display the patterning of those links, and develops mathematical and computational models to describe and…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Mixed Methods Research
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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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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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Kourea, Lefki; Lo, Ya-yu – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
Improving academic, behavioural, and social outcomes of students through empirical research has been a firm commitment among researchers, policy-makers, and other professionals in education across Europe and the United States (U.S.). To assist in building scientific evidences, executive bodies such as the European Commission and the Institute for…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Validity, Randomized Controlled Trials, Research Methodology
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Zenkov, Kristien; Ewaida, Marriam; Lynch, Megan R.; Bell, Athene; Harmon, James; Pellegrino, Anthony; Sell, Corey – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
Relying on a critical pedagogy framework and youth participatory action research (YPAR) and visual sociology methods, the authors of this article--teachers, teacher educators, and community activists--have worked with photo elicitation methods and young adults in the USA and Haiti to document youths' impressions of the purposes of, supports for,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Research Methodology, Information Technology
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Adair, Jennifer Keys; Pastori, Giulia – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2011
The Children Crossing Borders (CCB) study is a polyvocal, multi-sited project on immigration and early childhood education and care in five countries: Italy, Germany, France, England and the USA. The complicated nature of the data pushed us as a group to expand our methodological resources to not only organize the data but also to make it…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Early Childhood Education, Research Methodology
Mitchell, Sally; Prior, Paul; Bilbro, Rebecca; Peake, Kelly; See, Beng Huat; Andrews, Richard – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2008
As part of an exploratory study at three universities (two in the UK and one in the USA) of how first-year students in three disciplines (biology, electrical engineering and history) learn to argue, we conducted interviews (individual and group) with university faculty and students about the place of argument in their teaching and learning. Here…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Persuasive Discourse, Interviews, Research Tools