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Cassidy, Claire; Conrad, Sarah-Jane; de Figueiroa-Rego, Maria José – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
Much has been written in recent years about research methods used when conducting research with and about children, with many approaches taking cognizance of the children's rights agenda. This article proposes adopting a philosophical approach, through Community of Philosophical Inquiry (CoPI), as a research method that pays attention to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Children, Childrens Rights
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Hayes, Debra; Comber, Barbara – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
The enduring nature of the problem of inequality in education suggests that new ways of understanding and ameliorating it are needed. Non-representational ontology is yielding new insights in other fields but is yet to gain traction in education. The requisite ontological shift would attend to inequality as a specific material effect of practices…
Descriptors: Poverty, Equal Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Carol A.; Downs, Yvonne; Baker, Rob; Chikwa, Gladson – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2011
This article presents accounts of four UK doctoral students' engagement in a Higher Education Academy project which used digital video (DV) to promote reflexivity on their doctoral journeys. Proceeding from participants' accounts of the production of their videonarratives, the article analyses the relations between doctoral research, reflexivity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Experience, Reflection
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Hyldgaard, Kirsten – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2009
In much of educational philosophy and sciences the fundamental concepts are the subject conceived of as conscious and constituting and the learning process conceived of as a matter of cognition. This article asks what the effect would be on educational research method and educational theory in general if the fundamental concept were the subject in…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Philosophy
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Hodgson, Naomi; Standish, Paul – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2009
The use of poststructuralist thought in educational research is constrained by a tension between, on the one hand, what is considered to be its emancipatory and empowering potential and, on the other, a reluctance to be distracted from practical concerns and, hence, a fear of alienating the practitioner by speaking in terms of the theoretical.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Postmodernism, Philosophy, Social Justice
Otto, Stacy – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2007
The majority of social scientists continue to dismiss literary narratives as data that might lead to complex understandings of human phenomena. Introducing a method I call "novel inquiry", I argue that literary narratives merit inclusion as a source of data for educational inquiry. Utilizing literary narratives as a data source expands and…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Scientists, Educational Research, Creativity
Scott-Baumann, Alison – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This work is about the ethics of education, and about philosophy as a discipline that can help us to help children look at ethics afresh. The study and practice of ethics is about morals and uncertainties and, as such, poses problems for the research community. The philosopher Ricoeur challenges research as only one way to find meaning in the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teacher Workshops, Teacher Educators, Student Teachers