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Tai, Robert H.; Loehr, John F.; Brigham, Frederick J. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This pilot study investigated the capacity of eye-gaze tracking to identify differences in problem-solving behaviours within a group of individuals who possessed varying degrees of knowledge and expertise in three disciplines of science (biology, chemistry and physics). The six participants, all pre-service science teachers, completed an 18-item…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Problem Solving, Standardized Tests, Science Tests
Whitworth, Andrew – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper develops a critical methodology which could be applied to the study and use of e-learning environments. The foundations are, first, an ontological appreciation of environments as multiple, dynamic and interactive: this is based on the environmental theories of Vladimir Vernadsky. The next step is then into epistemology, and here use is…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, Computer Mediated Communication, Epistemology
McMurtry, Angus – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper explores the similarities and differences between complexity science's and cultural-historical activity theory's understandings of human learning. Notable similarities include their emphasis on the importance of social systems or collectives in understanding human knowledge and practices, as well as their characterization of systems'…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learning Processes, Social Systems, Cognitive Processes
Yang-Hansen, Kajsa; Rosen, Monica; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
In the IEA PIRLS International Report, a number of indices of reading-related constructs were introduced for the purpose of explaining the variation in reading achievement. These indices, however, raise issues of reliability and validity, due to the way in which they are derived and due to the quality of the data. Targeting these issues, the…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Reading Attitudes, Reading Achievement, Models
Gasman, Marybeth; Payton-Stewart, Lucretia – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
In this article, the authors engage in a conversation about outsider research around issues of African American history and education. They focus on issues of agency, respect, and core cultural knowledge. The authors also develop an ethical code by which outsider researchers, in collaboration with insiders, can explore the history, culture, and…
Descriptors: Sororities, African American History, African American Education, Ethics
Gibbs, Paul; Costley, Carol – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
The ethical considerations that university students have to be concerned about when undertaking research projects are a matter for a range of publications and committees. This article considers the terms of reference of ethical considerations in students' research projects, given the number of researchers who are now doing research within their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Graduate Students, Research Projects
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
Pell, Godfrey; Roberts, T. E. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
The increase in litigation by students who are dissatisfied with their assessment, and to a lesser extent the time and monetary costs of student appeals makes it imperative that institutions adopt a robust assessment strategy. The concern of consumers with respect to professional services offered by students after graduation is also an issue. This…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Standard Setting, Medical Education, Evaluation Methods
Gorard, Stephen – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper reconsiders long-term, national or socially contextualized trends in a number of important education areas commonly addressed by policy interventions. These include widening participation, teacher training, school performance, the use of targets, and student assessment. In each case, it is very difficult to sustain an argument that…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Policy, Intervention, Policy Analysis
Sikes, Pat – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper considers some of the decisions that researchers take and raises issues around researcher reflexivity, identity, values and ethics. It focuses attention on researchers and reflects on how the research they do, the topics they investigate, the methodologies they espouse, the methods they use and the writing/reporting styles they adopt,…
Descriptors: Researchers, Integrity, Ethics, Educational Research
Hsu, Tse-chi – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2005
To assess the status and the trends of subject matters investigated and research methods/designs and data analysis procedures employed by educational researchers, this study surveyed articles published by the "American Educational Research Journal (AERJ)," "Journal of Experimental Education (JEE)" and "Journal of Educational Research (JER)" from…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Educational Research
Cooper, Barry; Harries, Tony – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2005
Children of 10-11 years of age were interviewed while undertaking a range of mathematic problems, most of which embedded mathematical operations in textually represented realistic settings. One problem, concerning a lift moving people in the morning rush, comprised a division-with-remainder problem in which children are required, conventionally,…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Working Class, Interviews, Preadolescents
Suter, Larry E. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2005
Projects on science and mathematics education research supported by the National Science Foundation (US government) rarely employ a single method of study. Studies of educational practices that use experimental design are very rare. The most common research method is the case study method and the second most common is some form of experimental…
Descriptors: Research Design, Researchers, Research Methodology, Educational Practices
Luttrell, Wendy – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2005
This paper is about teaching and learning across the so-called quantitative-qualitative divide in light of current debates in the US about the definition and quality of educational research. It draws on the author's research and teaching experiences, her role in the redesign of qualitative methods coursework and participation in a school-wide…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Statistical Analysis, Anxiety
Schwandt, Thomas A. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2005
In the US debate over science-based educational research, experimentation is again coming to the fore as ideal for establishing an evidence base of what works in educational interventions thus contributing to the climate of accountability in educational research and practice. Mixed methods research is being positioned in this discussion as a…
Descriptors: Methods Research, Educational Research, Accountability, Scientific Research
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