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Sampson, James P., Jr., Ed.; Bullock-Yowell, Emily, Ed.; Dozier, V. Casey, Ed.; Osborn, Debra S., Ed.; Lenz, Janet G., Ed. – Online Submission, 2017
This publication is based on the 2016 Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP) Biennial Conference, that was held at the Florida State University on May 16-17, 2016. The conference theme was "Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology." The conference content and the resulting edited book are based on the…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Activities, Theory Practice Relationship, Vocational Education
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Wang, Greg G.; Swanson, Richard A. – Human Resource Development Review, 2008
Recent human resource development (HRD) literature focuses attention on national HRD (NHRD) research and represents problems in both HRD identity and research methodology. Based on a review of development economics and international development literature, this study analyzes the existing NHRD literature with respect to the theory development…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Research Problems
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Campbell, Bernadette; Mark, Melvin M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Evaluation theories can be tested in various ways. One approach, the experimental analogue study, is described and illustrated in this article. The approach is presented as a method worthy to use in the pursuit of what Alkin and others have called descriptive evaluation theory. Drawing on analogue studies conducted by the first author, we…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Research Methodology, Stakeholders, Theories
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Southern, Stephen; Devlin, James – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2010
Theory development is an intentional process by which marriage and family counselors may bridge the gap between research and practice. The theory building process includes inductive and deductive forms of reasoning, qualitative and quantitative approaches to knowledge development, and diffusion of innovations. Grounded theory provides an…
Descriptors: Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Theory Practice Relationship, Grounded Theory
Gunn, Cathy; Steel, Caroline – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
We present a case to reposition theory so that it plays a pivotal role in learning technology research and helps to build an ecology of learning. To support the case, we present a critique of current practice based on a review of articles published in two leading international journals from 2005 to 2010. Our study reveals that theory features only…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Theory Practice Relationship
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Rovio-Johansson, Airi; Ingerman, Åke – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This special issue includes 5 contributions of contemporary work based in the phenomenography and variation theory research tradition and also actualises theoretical and methodological discussions. This introduction consists of 3 main parts. First is a brief introduction to and framing for the contributions through pointing to some of the main…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Futures (of Society), Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Taylor, Alison – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This paper explores the potential of cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), to provide new insights into community service-learning (CSL) in higher education. While CSL literature acknowledges the influences of John Dewey and Paolo Freire, discussion of the potential contribution of cultural-historical activity theory, rooted in the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Social Psychology, Cultural Context
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McLennan, Vanette; Woods, Glenn – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
The ongoing challenges in equitable research involving Indigenous peoples and their communities and ways to overcome these are discussed in this article. Central to this article is the narrative reflection of a non-Indigenous researcher following research on Indigenous spirituality, well-being and resilience in the Yaegl community of northern New…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Research, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
Antwi, Samuel – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In recent years, efforts are being made at all levels of education to prescribe instructional actions that would optimize desired instructional outcomes. Component display theory (CDT), a micro level instructional design theory proposed by Merrill (1983), offers guidelines and prescriptions to present components of instruction to teach facts,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Theories, Units of Study, Copyrights
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Higgins, Marc – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2016
While there have been multiple breaks, shifts and developments within the theories that shape photovoice (i.e. praxis and feminist standpoint theory), they are rarely accounted for in the ways in which photovoice is (re)constituted. In this paper, I ask and engage with the questions: "what might it mean to reconceptualise photovoice through a…
Descriptors: Photography, Visual Aids, Video Technology, Empowerment
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Younie, Sarah; Audain, Jon; Eloff, Irma; Leask, Marilyn; Procter, Richard; Shelton, Chris – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Improving the quality of teaching is of global concern: UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4c in the Education 2030: Framework for Action calls for high quality teaching for all. The OECD challenges the education system to improve Knowledge Management.JET's (2015) special issue: "Translational Research (TR) and Knowledge Mobilisation…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Knowledge Management
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Rushmer, Rosemary; Shucksmith, Janet – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
In this paper the development of askFuse is used as a case study to illustrate contextual and system barriers to universities providing useful, usable and timely research evidence in response to local practice and policy partners' stated public health research needs. Entrenched systems (research excellence framework, academic career pathways,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Research Utilization, Public Health, Case Studies
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Kajamaa, Anu – Educational Action Research, 2012
As early as 15 years ago, it was claimed that organizational intervention research lacks consensus about research methods and theory and that more systematic efforts are needed to overcome this theoretical-methodological gap in knowledge. This study aims at contributing to the development of theory and methodology in the field of organizational…
Descriptors: Intervention, Action Research, Research Methodology, Hospitals
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Hoidn, Sabine; Olbert-Bock, Sibylle – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: In the context of the creation of a two-year Master of Science in Business Administration programme to offer a scientifically sound and practice-related management education in Switzerland, a curriculum for learning and teaching research methods had to be designed. Major pedagogic challenges were identified and addressed by curricular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Masters Programs
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Antonenko, Pavlo D. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2015
Scholars from diverse fields and research traditions agree that the conceptual framework is a critically important component of disciplined inquiry. Yet, there is a pronounced lack of shared understanding regarding the definition and functions of conceptual frameworks, which impedes our ability to design effective research and mentor novice…
Descriptors: Models, Research Design, Misconceptions, Inquiry
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