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Donnelly, Michael; Gamsu, Sol; Whewall, Sam – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
A new method is proposed here aimed at eliciting the mechanisms which maintain the relational positioning of people and places within social space. This 'mapping tool' is inherently relational by design and involves participants creating visual representations of their geographic imaginaries, encompassing their perceptions and preferences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Social Science Research, Map Skills
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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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Björninen, Samuli; Hatavara, Mari; Mäkelä, Maria – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
Many sociologists have called for analytical rigor in the study of narrative while maintaining that narrative should be viewed as a form of social action. We argue that the narratological "story-discourse" distinction together with "positioning theory" provides a theoretical basis for such rigor. In narratology,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Social Action, Social Science Research, Politics
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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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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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Groenewald, Candice; Timol, Furzana; Desmond, Chris – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
The value of social science research lies within the development and implementation of study designs that adequately address complex research questions. This not only relates to the sampling strategies employed, but also the quality and applicability of the research team and associated networks. In this paper, we demonstrate the importance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Advisory Committees, Social Science Research
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Perriam, Jessamy; Birkbak, Andreas; Freeman, Andy – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
Qualitative and mixed methods digital social research often relies on gathering and storing social media data through the use of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). In past years this has been relatively simple, with academic developers and researchers using APIs to access data and produce visualisations and analysis of social networks and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Science Research, Access to Information, Social Life
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Fugard, Andi – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
Accurate census data is essential for a variety of government planning functions and plays an important methodological role in social science. This article responds to issues raised by Alice Sullivan concerning how the UK 2021 census will ask about sex and gender. The two-centuries-old question about male/female sex is not ideal, even with the new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Census Figures, National Surveys, Test Items
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Edwards, Rosalind; Holland, Janet – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
In this article, we consider challenges for the existence and practice of qualitative research interviews. We review key features of qualitative interviewing, in particular the debate over the radical critique of interviewing and the nature of the data it generates, to set the scene for our arguments about the current standing and future prognosis…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Research Methodology, Social Science Research
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Spallek, Melanie; Haynes, Michele; Baxter, Janeen; Kapelle, Nicole – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
In recent years, the Australian government has encouraged open access to administrative data, providing new opportunities for examining life course pathways and evaluating social policies. This paper demonstrates the importance of establishing partnerships in the use of administrative data for social research. In collaboration with the data…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Social Science Research, Foreign Countries, Welfare Services
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Hoddy, Eric T. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Whilst critical realism (CR) is becoming recognised as a significant meta-theory for the social sciences, there is little guidance on how to produce research which is consistent with its ontological and epistemological assumptions. This article contributes to an emerging discussion about how CR can be applied, drawing on an example of a…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Realism, Grounded Theory, Social Science Research
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Höhne, Jan Karem – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
In social research, the use of agree/disagree (A/D) questions is a popular method for measuring attitudes. Research has shown that A/D questions require complex cognitive processing and are susceptible to response bias. Thus, some researchers recommend the use of item-specific (IS) questions. This study examines the processing of A/D and IS…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Online Surveys
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Klein, Maike; Milner, Rebecca J. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
The increasing popularity of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) in social research brings an increasing criticism about its validity, robustness and, more recently, its lack of expressive features. Recently, the novel arts-based research approach called body-mapping was recognized as enhancing social science research in creative and…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Social Science Research, Art, Research Methodology
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