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Schermer, Maike; Fosker, Tim – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
Arguably one of the most valuable tools for investigating pupil behaviour in an educational environment is systematic classroom observation. Classroom observation is often cited as having the potential to enable research of the learning process in action. Low inference classroom observation instruments are designed to record a sequence of data…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Learning Processes, Intervals, Individual Differences
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Mawhinney, Lynnette; Rinke, Carol R. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
In this paper, we explore the challenges inherent in conducting research with a hidden population -- how to conduct research with teachers who have left the classroom. Capturing the storied experiences of this group is vital to understanding how to effectively recruit, prepare, support, and sustain teachers in US classrooms for our next generation…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Teachers, Labor Turnover, Sampling
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McChesney, Katrina; Aldridge, Jill – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
A recurring debate in mixed methods research involves the relationship between research methods and research paradigms. Whereas some scholars appear to assume that qualitative and quantitative research methods each necessarily belong with particular research paradigms, others have called for greater flexibility and have taken a variety of stances…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Models, Research Design, Data Collection
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von der Fehr, Ane; Sølberg, Jan; Bruun, Jesper – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Social network analysis (SNA) has been used in many educational studies in the past decade, but what these studies have in common is that the populations in question in most cases are defined and known to the researchers studying the networks. Snowball sampling is an SNA methodology most often used to study hidden populations, for example, groups…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Sampling, Science Education
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Forgasz, Helen; Tan, Hazel; Leder, Gilah; McLeod, Amber – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Surveys are commonly used to determine how people feel about a specific issue. The increasing availability of the internet and popularity of social networking sites have opened up new possibilities for conducting surveys and, with limited additional costs, enlarge the pool of volunteer respondents with the desired background, experience, or…
Descriptors: Surveys, Social Media, Recruitment, Advertising
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Bai, Haiyan; Sivo, Stephen A.; Pan, Wei; Fan, Xitao – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
Among the commonly used resampling methods of dealing with small-sample problems, the bootstrap enjoys the widest applications because it often outperforms its counterparts. However, the bootstrap still has limitations when its operations are contemplated. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine an alternative, new resampling method…
Descriptors: Sampling, Structural Equation Models, Statistical Inference, Comparative Analysis
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Smith, Hilary A.; Haslett, Stephen J. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
This paper discusses issues in the development of a methodology appropriate for eliciting sound quantitative data from primary school children in the complex contexts of ethnolinguistically diverse developing countries. Although these issues often occur in field-based surveys, the large extent and compound effects of their occurrence in…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Elementary School Students, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Bourke, Roseanna; Loveridge, Judith – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
Involving children and young people in educational research has been foundational in developing and understanding theories of learning, and understanding child development. Attempts to identify children's perspectives on policies and practices that directly affect them in educational settings have resulted in an increase in the involvement of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Informed Consent, Ethics
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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
Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
Oversampling and cluster sampling must be addressed when analyzing complex sample data. This study: (a) compares parameter estimates when applying weights versus not applying weights; (b) examines subset selection issues; (c) compares results when using standard statistical software (SPSS) versus specialized software (AM); and (d) offers…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Sampling, Data Analysis, Error of Measurement