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Wilson, Suzanne – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
Conducting research with under-represented, overlooked and service resistant groups poses challenges but can lead to valuable discoveries that inform the development of policy or practice. In this paper, a reflective account of a community-based methodology will be provided which targeted families in poverty who did not engage with the school…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Poverty
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Woolhouse, Clare – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This article is a critical discussion regarding a photo elicitation research project. In the project children and young people studying in primary, secondary and special schools were invited to explore their experiences of inclusion and exclusion by taking photographs of their everyday activities. These photographs were cartoonised to protect…
Descriptors: Photography, Elementary Secondary Education, Special Schools, Inclusion
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Ikävalko, Elina; Brunila, Kristiina – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
Researchers often find themselves reflecting on either/or questions. This article examines the multiple discursive reality of gender equality, a topic comprising several juxtapositions connected to either/or thinking which also provide the topic its legitimacy. The examples come from the context of gender equality work and gender equality policy,…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Feminism
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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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Quartermaine, Angela – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
In recent years, counter-terrorism measures have become incorporated into the UK education system, with the latest 2015 "Counter-Terrorism and Security Act" expanding on previous government policy by making it mandatory for schools to be actively involved with counter-terrorism measures [Clause 21, H.M. Government 2015.…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Student Attitudes, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Practices
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Wright, Daniel B. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Many education policies require estimating whether students in different grades are on track for achieving certain educational standards. One approach for constructing these cut scores is to estimate the values on tests that predict reaching targets on subsequent tests. Whether a student is deemed on target can affect the student's course…
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Regression (Statistics), Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Headley, Marcia Gail; Swoboda, Christopher M.; Foote, Lori – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
"What works" policies are the latest incarnation of best practices in educational research. Instituted by various organisations internationally, they define what kind of research counts as "evidence" for reform-oriented decision-making. While some countries rely on systematic analyses and meta-analyses, the U.S. favours primary…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Educational Policy
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Kennedy, JohnPaul; Quinn, Frances; Taylor, Neil – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
There have been many attempts over the last five decades to measure students' attitudes towards school science. Many of these studies investigated attitudes towards limited aspects of science and utilized large numbers of items to draw snapshot summaries of the educational landscape. An understanding of attitudes towards science, and how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Wall, Kate; Higgins, Steve; Hall, Elaine; Woolner, Pam – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2013
In research textbooks, and much of the research practice, they describe, qualitative processes and interpretivist epistemologies tend to dominate visual methodology. This article challenges the assumptions behind this dominance. Using exemplification from three existing visual data sets produced through one large education research project, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Visual Environment, Mixed Methods Research
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Varga-Atkins, Tunde; O'Brien, Mark – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2009
Graphic elicitation, i.e. asking participants to draw, is an interview technique used to focus the interviewee on the given topic or gain extra meaning not covered verbally as part of the interview. This study analyses two interview contexts which included visual elicitation. It describes a successful example in which the researcher maintained…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Researchers, Interviews, Freehand Drawing
Fox, Alison; McCormick, Robert; Procter, Richard; Carmichael, Patrick – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2007
As part of the Learning How to Learn in Classrooms, Schools and Networks Project, a mapping tool and associated interviews were devised to capture practitioners' views of the networks associated with their schools and local authorities (LAs). This article discusses the development and use of the mapping tool, including its trialing, and the first…
Descriptors: Maps, Instructional Leadership, Social Networks, Network Analysis