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Khwaja, Tehmina; Mahoney, Kerrigan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
Research on new literacies and technology can be a challenging prospect for researchers due to the emerging nature of the subject. In this article, we present our experience using an innovative methodological technique that facilitated our narrative inquiry into the attitudes and perceptions of school leaders about media literacy. We provided our…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Media Literacy, Personal Narratives, Qualitative Research
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Katyal, Kokila Roy; King, Mark Edward – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
This paper addresses some fundamental methodological and ethical issues confronting non-Chinese researchers undertaking research in Hong Kong Chinese society. Among other things, it considers problems pertaining to data collection, the challenges of data interpretation, and the implication that this has for research. Whilst the issues are by no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Researchers, Confucianism, Educational Research
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Thomson, Pat; Gunter, Helen – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2011
Educational researchers are concerned about the ways in which researcher identity can influence practice and findings for better or worse effect. However, writings which offer narratives, intended to instruct others in the ways in which the positioning and reflexivity of the researcher operates for better or worse, often present a view of identity…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Researchers, Bullying, Foreign Countries
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Katyal, Kokila Roy – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2011
Scholars of international and comparative education have long endorsed the importance of context in conducting research. In this paper, I expand upon the theme to argue that just as educational policies and practices may be compromised in the process of transfer, so too may the research methodology used to draw inferences fail to resonate from one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Confucianism
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
Klein, Joseph – International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 2005
On the basis of reports of the limitations of staff meetings in various professions, the contribution of such gatherings to pedagogic activities and faculty cooperation was investigated. Organizational characteristics that differentiate between effective and ineffective conferences were also examined. Two hundred and ninety-four teachers from 64…
Descriptors: Principals, Staff Meetings