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Fassbender, William J. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2021
Education researchers have traditionally understood video as a useful tool for collecting and analyzing data in order to study a vast array of learning ecologies. However, video scholarship in fields outside of education, namely anthropology and sociology, have been able to put video to greater use by conducting studies that take advantage of the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Data Collection
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Prevett, Pauline S.; Black, Laura; Hernandez-Martinez, Paul; Pampaka, Maria; Williams, Julian – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2021
A novel approach to integrating Cluster Analysis (CA) within qualitative inquiry is presented, grounded in a large, unstructured dataset from open and rather unstructured interviews. This dataset was previously subjected to typical (theory sensitive) thematic analyses. Transformed into quantitative binary matrix structures, the CA offers…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Robustness (Statistics)
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Ramlo, Susan E. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
Within mixed methods research, a key issue is how to mix qualitative and quantitative research orientations. Similar debates arise within a mixed method called Q methodology [Q] that has an 80-year history and strong qualitative leanings. Q is often identified with the sorting of statements and the factor analysis (grouping) of people with similar…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Statistical Analysis, Q Methodology, Qualitative Research
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Ross, Karen; Call-Cummings, Meagan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2020
Across our combined 15 years of experience as methodologists and research methodology instructors, we have found that the concept of 'failure' is only a small portion of methodological literature and is similarly missing from scholarship on teaching and learning social science research methodology. We define failure in terms of our inability as…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Research Methodology, Failure, Social Science Research
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Bogumil, Elizabeth; Capous-Desyllas, Moshoula; Lara, Patricia; Reshetnikov, Aleksey – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
This article highlights the ways in which arts-based approaches to research can be used in teaching and learning about the qualitative research process. Specifically, in our qualitative research class graduate students used the arts as a form of reflexivity to highlight various aspects of their research process, including their positionality,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Art, Art Expression, Research Methodology
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Elliot, Dely Lazarte; Reid, Kate; Baumfield, Vivienne – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Despite the exponential growth of visual research in the social sciences in the last three decades, continuing empirical enquiries are arguably more relevant than ever. Earlier research employed visual methods primarily to investigate distinct cultural practices, often seeking the views of marginalized, challenging or hard-to-reach participants.…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Figurative Language, Social Science Research, Photography
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Blikstad-Balas, Marte – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Audio- and video-recordings are increasingly popular data sources in contemporary qualitative research, making discussions about methodological implications of such recordings timelier than ever. This article goes beyond discussing practical issues and issues of "camera effect" and reactivity to identify three major challenges of using…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Investigations, Qualitative Research, Research Problems
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Kilburn, Daniel; Earley, Jonathan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2015
This article presents an adaptation of established qualitative research methods for online focus groups by using the "Disqus" website-based commenting platform as a medium for discussion among doctoral and early-career academic learners. Facilities allowing Internet users to comment on the content of web pages are increasingly popular on…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites
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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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Carson, Russell L.; Weiss, Howard M.; Templin, Thomas J. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to introduce ecological momentary assessment (EMA) as an effective approach for capturing teachers' emotional states and behaviours over time. Although the implementation of EMA has a rich and successful history among social science researchers in general, traditional retrospective, self-report methods for collecting…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Data Collection
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Pelletier, Caroline – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2009
This article reviews the significance of Jacques Ranciere's work for methodological debates in the social sciences, and education specifically. It explores the implications of constructing research as an aesthetic, rather than primarily a methodological, endeavour. What is at stake in this distinction is the means by which research intervenes in…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Research Methodology, Ethnography, Feminism
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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
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Smith, Emma – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2009
Secondary data analysis as a methodological approach is not without its critics. Indeed, three main objections to the use of secondary data analysis in social research stand out: first that because of the socially constructed nature of social data, the act of reducing it to a simple numeric form cannot fully encapsulate its complexity. Secondly,…
Descriptors: Expulsion, Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, Information Sources
Parker, Andrew; Tritter, Jonathan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper considers the contemporary use of focus groups as a method of data collection within qualitative research settings. The authors draw upon their own experiences of using focus groups in educational and "community" user-group environments in order to provide an overview of recent issues and debates surrounding the deployment of focus…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Data Collection
Walford, Geoffrey – International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 2005
That researchers should give anonymity to research sites and to the individuals involved in research is usually taken as an ethical norm. Such a norm is embodied internationally in most of the ethical guidelines and codes of practice of the various educational, sociological and psychological research associations and societies. This paper…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Guidelines, Psychological Studies, Ethics