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Hewitt, Elizabeth – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
The article is a reflection on the use of an oral diary as a qualitative research tool, the role that it played during fieldwork and the methodological issues that emerged. It draws on a small-scale empirical study into primary school teachers' use of group discussion, during which oral diaries were used to explore and document teacher reflective…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Reflection, Diaries, Research Tools
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Lomax, Helen Jayne – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2012
This paper provides analytic focus on the productive and editorial contexts of children and young people's image-making, making visible its implications for the analysis of photographs. Drawing on participatory research in which children and young people worked alongside researchers to create a visual narrative of their lived experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Photography, Neighborhoods
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Johnson, Martin; Black, Beth – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2012
This brief research report gives an overview of a visually based methodology that has recently been used to shed light on situated decision-making in a high stakes educational assessment environment. Looking carefully at the feedback interactions taking place between senior and less senior examiners, the project aim was to gain insight into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Research Methodology, Video Technology
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O'Brien, Mark; Varga-Atkins, Tunde; Umoquit, Muriah; Tso, Peggy – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2012
This article addresses the under-theorization of visual techniques for social science research applications through the cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT). The "problem" of "the visual" in research is given an ontological framing by highlighting the ways in which the use of visual techniques as research tools--designed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Social Science Research, Theories
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Hadfield, Mark; Haw, Kaye – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2012
In this article, we set out to explore what we describe as the use of video in various modalities. For us, modality is a synthesizing construct that draws together and differentiates between the notion of "video" both as a method and as a methodology. It encompasses the use of the term video as both product and process, and as a data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Educational Research, Research Design
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Asselin, Marlene; Moayeri, Maryam – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
Competency in the new literacies of the Internet is essential for participating in contemporary society. Researchers studying these new literacies are recognizing the limitations of traditional methodological tools and adapting new technologies and new media for use in research. This paper reports our exploration of usability testing software to…
Descriptors: Homework, Research Tools, Protocol Analysis, Internet
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Black-Hawkins, Kristine – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
This article examines the Framework for Participation: a research tool established to support a recently completed study. The research was undertaken to explore the relationship between achievement and inclusion because headteachers and teachers in some schools continue to resist becoming more inclusive in their student intake on the grounds that…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Academic Achievement, Inclusive Schools, Surveys
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
Okada, Alexandra; Shum, Simon Buckingham – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2008
This pilot study focuses on the potential of Evidence-based Dialogue Mapping as a participatory action research tool to investigate young teenagers' scientific argumentation. Evidence-based Dialogue Mapping is a technique for representing graphically an argumentative dialogue through Questions, Ideas, Pros, Cons and Data. Our research objective is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Connected Discourse, Concept Mapping
Wall, Kate; Higgins, Steve – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper describes a research tool which aims to gather data about pupils' views of learning and teaching, with a particular focus on their thinking about their learning (metacognition). The approach has proved to be an adaptable and effective technique to examine different learning contexts from the pupils' perspective, while also acting as an…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Research Tools, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship