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Dalland, Cecilie P.; Klette, Kirsti; Svenkerud, Sigrun – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
The use of video recordings as a data source in qualitative research presents challenges when it comes to selecting time scales. Here, we discuss the implications of selecting time scales with regard to the interpretations and conclusions of a classroom event. The analysis draws on data from the PISA+ project, a large-scale video study of six…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Qualitative Research, Time, Foreign Countries
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Dhillon, Jaswinder K.; Thomas, Nest – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This article offers insights into the ethics of engagement and methodological issues and dilemmas in cross-cultural interpretation for researchers who are positioned at different points of the insider-outsider spectrum. The discussion uses examples from qualitative research with Sikh families in Britain and focuses on the design of the methodology…
Descriptors: Ethics, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Research Design
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Netolicky, Deborah M.; Barnes, Naomi – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Qualitative education research is an inherently complex landscape, presenting the qualitative researcher with constant ethical and reasoned decision-making. Presented as a narrative dialogic, this paper traces and juxtaposes the method stories of two qualitative researchers who focused their work around education phenomena, but in different…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Decision Making, Educational Researchers
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Gibbs, Benjamin G.; Shafer, Kevin; Miles, Aaron – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
While the use of inferential statistics is a nearly universal practice in the social sciences, there are instances where its application is unnecessary and potentially misleading. This is true for a portion of research using administrative data in educational research in the United States. Surveying all research articles using administrative data…
Descriptors: Statistical Inference, Statistics, Data, Information Utilization
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Harvey, Lou – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2015
This article presents a dialogic qualitative interview design for a narrative study of six international UK university students' motivation for learning English. Based on the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, this design was developed in order to address the limitations of member-checking [Lincoln, Y. S., and E. G. Guba. 1985. "Naturalistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Interviews, Foreign Students
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Walford, Geoffrey – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2012
This article re-assesses the methodological difficulties involved in researching the powerful in education. It reviews the major areas and issues that researchers focused on: problems of access, different types of interviewing, interpretation of data generated through interviews and ethical issues. It argues that in most aspects researching…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Power Structure, Social Status, Individual Power
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Frederick, Karen; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Sulak, Tracey – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2012
There has been a significant increase in the use of secondary data sets. Many such data sets purport to be nationally representative. Secondary data sets include research commissioned by the National Center for Education Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control, and other public entities. Research increasingly utilizes these secondary data in…
Descriptors: Autism, Statistical Analysis, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disproportionate Representation
Kahn, Peter; Wareham, Terry; Young, Richard; Willis, Ian; Pilkington, Ruth – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2008
The application of educational research to practice remains an issue of concern, and yet there has been relatively little consideration of this in relation to reviews of research. While the professional user review hitherto represents the most relevant approach, this involves users applying the findings of an earlier review rather than carrying…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Evaluation Methods, Methods Research