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Martí, Mónica; Ródenas, Carmen – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2021
This paper analyses the reliability and accuracy of the relationships between migration and employment status when estimated using a linked data set. The analysis will be carried out using a new source, the "Labour and Geographical Mobility Statistics," which is provided by the Spanish Statistical Office. This statistic is constructed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Error of Measurement, Occupational Mobility, Migration
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Atkinson, Paul; Sampson, Cathy – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
We identify and discuss the phenomenon of narrative stability, in the context of current methodological literature on interviewing. It derives from two independent studies, undertaken fifteen years apart, of members of the same genetics research group who were interviewed by different researchers. The first ('Discovery') interviews were collected…
Descriptors: Interviews, Reliability, Genetics, Personal Narratives
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Gorard, Stephen; Gorard, Jonathan – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2016
This brief paper introduces a new approach to assessing the trustworthiness of research comparisons when expressed numerically. The 'number needed to disturb' a research finding would be the number of counterfactual values that can be added to the smallest arm of any comparison before the difference or 'effect' size disappears, minus the number of…
Descriptors: Statistical Significance, Testing, Sampling, Attrition (Research Studies)