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Gabriel, Florence; Signolet, Jason; Westwell, Martin – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Mathematics competency is fast becoming an essential requirement in ever greater parts of day-to-day work and life. Thus, creating strategies for improving mathematics learning in students is a major goal of education research. However, doing so requires an ability to look at many aspects of mathematics learning, such as demographics and…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Models
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Gaete, Alfredo; Gómez, Viviana; Benavides, Pelayo – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
The last few decades abound in studies concerned with what teachers, students, parents, and other participants in the educational process believe about a wide variety of issues. Most of these studies follow methodological procedures based on reports that people make about their own beliefs. We argue that this strategy is seriously flawed under…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Beliefs, Epistemology, Educational Research
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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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Kjällander, Susanne; Frankenberg, Sofia Johnson – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This article takes its point of departure in the research methodology of a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary innovative intervention study in Swedish preschools with preschoolers aged 3-5, involving two digital learning games focusing early math and executive functions. Based on a combination of video-ethnography, focus groups, field notes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Nind, Melanie; Lewthwaite, Sarah – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This paper addresses ways of researching the pedagogy involved in building research methods competencies in the social sciences. The lack of explicit and shared pedagogy in this area make it particularly important that research is conducted to stimulate pedagogic culture, dialogue and development. The authors discuss the range of methods used in…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Educational Research
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Roman, Tiffany A.; Uttamchandani, Suraj – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
To better support pedagogies of engagement, such as peer learning, team learning, and inquiry-based learning, Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are equipped with a range of physical and technological affordances, including movable furniture, ample whiteboard access, and immediate work-sharing capabilities using mobile technologies and displays.…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Classroom Environment
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Nugent, C. L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Outdoor, and in particular, nature-based pedagogies are distinctive in that the environments where practice is situated, afford opportunities for pedagogues to encourage children to foreground meaning making through engagement with nature's sensory and kinesthetic cues. Observational methods, however, have rarely used approaches sympathetic to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Observation, Natural Resources
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Hayes, Debra; Comber, Barbara – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
The enduring nature of the problem of inequality in education suggests that new ways of understanding and ameliorating it are needed. Non-representational ontology is yielding new insights in other fields but is yet to gain traction in education. The requisite ontological shift would attend to inequality as a specific material effect of practices…
Descriptors: Poverty, Equal Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Flewitt, Rosie; Jones, Phil; Potter, John; Domingo, Myrrh; Collins, Paul; Munday, Ellie; Stenning, Karen – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
The complexity of many children's lives can result in their ideas being neither understood nor included in mainstream opportunities for learning, particularly children who are living with disadvantage. With a focus on developing ethical and inclusive principles for participatory research and pedagogy, this paper reports on a pilot project where we…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Attitude Measures
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Hanney, Roy – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This article originated from personal reflection on the nature of projects and the use of project-based learning in media practice education. Accepting that problems are the motor for projects, it asks questions about how students conceptualize problems and seeks to understand the strategies they employ to manage problem encounters. Problem…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Problem Solving, Maps, Cartography
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Bulut, Okan; Lei, Ming; Guo, Qi – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Item positions in educational assessments are often randomized across students to prevent cheating. However, if altering item positions results in any significant impact on students' performance, it may threaten the validity of test scores. Two widely used approaches for detecting position effects -- logistic regression and hierarchical…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Disabilities, Computer Assisted Testing, Structural Equation Models
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Heyvaert, Mieke; Deleye, Maarten; Saenen, Lore; Van Dooren, Wim; Onghena, Patrick – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
When studying a complex research phenomenon, a mixed methods design allows to answer a broader set of research questions and to tap into different aspects of this phenomenon, compared to a monomethod design. This paper reports on how a sequential equal status design (QUAN ? QUAL) was used to examine students' reasoning processes when solving…
Descriptors: High School Students, Problem Solving, Probability, Mixed Methods Research
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Adamson, John; Muller, Theron – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This manuscript uses a joint autoethnographic methodology to explore the experiences of two language teacher scholars working in the academy outside the global centre in Japan. Emphasis is given to how the methodology used, cycles of reflective writing, reveals commonalities and differences in our respective experiences of working in the Japanese…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Experience, Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry
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Daniel, Ben; Kumar, Vijay; Omar, Noritah – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This qualitative inquiry investigates postgraduate students' conceptions of research methodology and how it contributes to their learning. It explores factors likely to motivate student choice of research methodology and challenges in understanding research methods. The research was carried out at research-intensive universities in New Zealand and…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Graduate Students, Qualitative Research, Student Motivation
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Nicholas, Maria – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This paper explores the affordances of using video-based research to capture a multiplicity of events, along with multimodal representations when producing data related to adult-child book readings. In doing this we answer two questions: (1) why more than one event is needed when seeking a comprehensive collection of information for the purpose of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Protocol Analysis, Intermode Differences, Caregiver Child Relationship
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