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Schober, Michael F. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the likelihood that face-to-face (FTF) interviewing will continue to be the "gold standard" survey interviewing method, to which all other modes are compared, in an era in which daily communicative habits for many now involve selecting among many alternative modes. Design/methodology/approach: After…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Interviews, Surveys, Participation
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Maddox, Bryan – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate small-scale, qualitative observations of interviewer-respondent interaction in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). Design/methodology/approach: The paper uses video-ethnographic methods to document talk and…
Descriptors: Interviews, International Assessment, Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship
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Blasius, Jörg – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: Evidence from past surveys suggests that some interviewees simplify their responses even in very well-organized and highly respected surveys. This paper aims to demonstrate that some interviewers, too, simplify their task by at least partly fabricating their data, and that, in some survey research institutes, employees simplify their task…
Descriptors: Interviews, Data, Deception, Foreign Countries
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Loosveldt, Geert; Wuyts, Celine; Beullens, Koen – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: In survey methodology, it is well-known that interviewers can have an impact on the registered answers. This paper aims to focus on one type of interviewer effect that arises from the differences between interviewers in the systematic effects of each interviewer on the answers. In the first case, the authors evaluate interviewer effects…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, Differences, Measurement
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Cibelli Hibben, Kristen; Pennell, Beth-Ellen; Scott, Lesli – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: At the invitation of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this paper aims to examine advances in survey interviewer monitoring and make recommendations on minimizing the effect of interviewers on survey results. Design/methodology/approach: The authors first provide an overview of the most recent…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Surveys, Interviews, Quality Assurance
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Yildiz, Suleyman Murat; Kara, Ali – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: Although the existing internal marketing (IM) scales include various scale items to measure employee motivation, they fall short of incorporating the needs and expectations of service sector employees. Hence, the purpose of this study is to present a practical instrument designed to measure the IM construct in the higher education sector.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Marketing, Measures (Individuals), Statistical Analysis
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Campos, Domingos Fernandes; dos Santos, Guido Salvi; Castro, Felipe Nalon – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine, through a longitudinal study, undergraduate student perceptions of service expectations, priorities and quality of the higher education institution that they attend, using an importance-performance rating matrix. Design/methodology/approach: This research was carried out with students exposed to a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Services
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Choy, S. Chee; Yim, Joanne Sau-Ching; Tan, Poh Leong – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to examine students' perceptions of quality learning using a mixed-methods approach in a Malaysian university, with an aim to fill existing knowledge gaps in the literature on relationships among relevant quality variables. The study also assesses the extent to which detailed results from a few participants can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality, Mixed Methods Research
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LeMahieu, Paul G.; Nordstrum, Lee E.; Gale, Dick – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper is one of seven in this volume, each elaborating different approaches to quality improvement in education. The purpose of this paper is to delineate a methodology called positive deviance. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the origins, theoretical foundations, core principles and a case study demonstrating an…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Case Studies
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Ibrahim, Yaro; Arshad, Rozita; Salleh, Dani – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This study aims to obtain stakeholder perceptions of secondary education quality in Sokoto State, Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative research approach was used by conducting interviews. Data were purposively collected from a sample of 15 education stakeholders in Sokoto State, and analyzed to extract major themes using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Secondary Education, Educational Quality
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Kumar, B. T. Sampath; Basavaraja, M. T. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: This study aims to understand the expectations of rural students with respect to their computer access and use. It also made an attempt to learn the expectations of rural students from their schools and local government in providing the information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. Design/methodology/approach: Interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Computers, Rural Schools, Computer Uses in Education
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van Deuren, Rita; Kahsu, Tsegazeab; Mohammed, Seid; Woldie, Wondimu – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to analyze and illustrate achievements and challenges of Ethiopian higher education, both at the system level and at the level of new public universities. Design/methodology/approach: Achievements and challenges at the system level are based on literature review and secondary data. Illustrative case studies are based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Case Studies, Interviews
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Katz, Sara; Frish, Yehiel – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: Aspects of intellectual competence would not be sufficient for quality teaching that requires a mix of intellectual and personal qualities. The purpose of this paper was to elicit personal attributes of teachers' college applicants. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative case study consisted of 99 participants aged 20-24 years of…
Descriptors: Models, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education, College Admission
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Elassy, Noha – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the extent and the quality of student involvement in the quality assurance process (QAP) in Egyptian higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: In this study, two qualitative methods were used to explore the extent and the quality of student involvement; these were focus groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Quality Assurance, Higher Education
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Zeegers, Margaret – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the suggestive possibilities of an approach to undergraduate English teacher education that the author has called the 3D Approach--Develop professional knowledge, Display professional knowledge, Disseminate professional knowledge--in relation to a number of groups of first year pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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