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Rainford, Jon – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
This paper examines two contrasting creative methods; a drawing task and a LEGO building task used in a study exploring the gap between policy and practice in widening participation to higher education across two different types of university in England. These creative methods were used within 16 semi-structured interviews in seven universities to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Creativity, Freehand Drawing
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Lažetic, Predrag – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
This article discusses the possible ways in which visual research methodologies can be extended and applied to study similarities and differences in higher education institutions (and systems) in the context of the visual and digital turn in social science methodologies. The article focuses on the methodological potential of the institutional…
Descriptors: Colleges, Web Sites, Information Dissemination, Higher Education
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Chawla-Duggan, Rita; Konantambigi, Rajani; Lam, Michelle Mei Seung; Sollied, Sissel – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
The paper presents a visual methods approach from a cross national methodological project that used digital visual technologies to examine young children's perspectives in father-child interactions. The approach combines capturing the dialectic with visual reflexivity. The notion of 'capturing the dialectic' specifically by analysing conflict to…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Visual Aids, Young Children
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Bernardi, Francesca – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
Research involving children, deemed to have difficulties with conventional means of communication, can perpetuate reductive forms of representation of children's knowledges and experiences. This article focuses on the possibilities and opportunities that visual and creative methods can offer to researching with children. Children advance their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Research
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Gauly, Britta; Daikeler, Jessica; Gummer, Tobias; Rammstedt, Beatrice – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
One question frequently included in surveys asks about respondents' earnings. As this information serves, for example, as a basis for evaluating policy interventions, it must be of high quality. This study aims to advance knowledge about possible measurement errors in earnings data and the potential of data linkage to improve substantive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Surveys, Data
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Lehner-Mear, Rachel – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
This paper discusses ethical issues surrounding Netnography, an innovative methodology, relatively unusual in Education research. It explores the ethical approach developed for a study of UK mother perspectives on primary school homework found on open-access parenting websites, reviewing issues considered at the project's outset and examining…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Social Science Research
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Opfermann, Lena S. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
This article explores the challenges and benefits of using theatre as a research method. It questions certain claims and assumptions underlying Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed and more recent literature on theatre-based research. In particular, it investigates the notion that theatre enables participants to address issues of oppression and…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Research Methodology, Migrants, Migrant Education
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Santiago de Roock, Roberto – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
Analysis of social action has increasingly considered the place of 'things' in recent years, including seeing objects (both physical and digital) as co-participants in social interaction, systems, and the research process. This article argues that video ethnography is well positioned to address such considerations including, with some…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Video Technology, Semiotics, Literacy
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Sools, Anneke – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
This article responds to the call for prospective methodologies in the social sciences by developing a narrative approach to study the imagination of personal futures. The approach encompasses an analytical framework regarding dimensions of projectivity and an elicitation method ("Letters from the Future"). Using an example letter from a…
Descriptors: Imagination, Futures (of Society), Research Methodology, Social Science Research
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Andrade, Stefan Bastholm; Andersen, Ditte – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
Digital story grammar (DSG) is a methodology that combines narrative theory and computerised text analysis. The methodology offers new ways of identifying patterns in narrative identity work and examining how these patterns relate to social structures such as gender and social class. DSG works through an algorithm that identifies narrative units…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Discourse Analysis, Social Structure, Verbs
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Pearce, Susie; Gibson, Faith; Whelan, Jeremy; Kelly, Daniel – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
In this paper, we examine the use of creative methods for understanding the experience of young adults aged between 16 and 30 years over a year following a cancer diagnosis. Exploring the renegotiation of identity, the narrative, longitudinal research design of the study demonstrated the unfolding process of the narrative work between participants…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Cancer, Experience, Late Adolescents
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Ting, Carol; Fitzgerald, Richard – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
Contrary to its typical presentation in scientific publications as a certain and linear process, in reality, the experimental method, not least the design aspect of it, requires a great deal of trial-and-error and ad hoc decision-making on the part of the researchers. This uncertain and contingent aspect of research, although little known outside…
Descriptors: Research Design, Logical Thinking, Research Methodology, Ethnography
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Scott, Nicholas A. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
This article contends that the 'go-along' contains more technical and ontological agility as a methodology for social research than is often assumed. After distinguishing the central spectrums of technical and ontological agility rooted in different research designs and philosophical orientations, I examine how researchers can nourish it while…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Science Research, Mobility, Foreign Countries
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Wendt, Maria – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
One overarching question in scholarly methodological discussions on qualitative comparative approaches concerns how it is possible to compare and generalise deep insider knowledge across (nationally) specific contexts. The aim of this article is to propose a research strategy that both facilitates the comparison and theorisation of such knowledge…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Ryder, Courtney; Mackean, Tamara; Coombs, Julieann; Williams, Hayley; Hunter, Kate; Holland, Andrew J. A.; Ivers, Rebecca Q. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
Indigenous research Knowledges and methodologies have existed over millennia, however it is only recently that Indigenous scholars have been able to challenge institutional Western hegemony to reclaim sovereignty in the research space. Despite the high volume of quantitative research describing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Research Methodology
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