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Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Burns, Emma C.; Bostwick, Keiko C. P.; Tarbetsky, Ana L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This review explores predictors and consequences of students' growth goals and growth mindset in school with particular emphasis on how correlational statistical methods can be applied to illuminate key issues and implications. Study 1 used cross-sectional data and employed structural equation modelling (SEM) to investigate the role of growth…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy; Marshall, Kelle Keating – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
The focus of this article is how pedagogical theory and applied linguistic research informed the development of a multifaceted methodology designed to elicit middle school students' perspectives on bilingualism and their language identities within the context of a one-way French Immersion programme in New Brunswick, Canada. The theoretical context…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adolescents, Educational Theories, Applied Linguistics
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Takeuchi, Miwa Aoki; Bryan, Venise – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
Peer collaboration in schools can be a locus for negotiation of power and cultural norms. Set in the context of ethnically and linguistically diverse urban schools, this study discusses the possibilities and limitations of utilizing video-mediated interviews to reveal multiple voices. Our research method is based on video-recorded peer-to-peer…
Descriptors: Interviews, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning, Urban Schools
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Call-Cummings, Meagan; Hauber-Özer, Melissa; Byers, Christie; Mancuso, Greer Peden – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
Photovoice, which falls under the methodological umbrella of participatory action research (PAR), is a method of inquiry used to visually document and honor the knowledge(s), voices, and experiences of community members about particular issues affecting their lives. By privileging these voices, photovoice seeks to investigate, disrupt, and…
Descriptors: Photography, Visual Aids, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Harris, Lois R.; O'Quin, Chrissie; Lane, Kenneth E. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Multi-group confirmatory factor analysis (MGCFA) allows researchers to determine whether a research inventory elicits similar response patterns across samples. If statistical equivalence in responding is found, then scale score comparisons become possible and samples can be said to be from the same population. This paper illustrates the use of…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Ng, Betsy; Wang, C. K. John; Liu, W. C. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
The motivated strategies for learning questionnaire (MSLQ) is widely used as a self-report instrument to assess students' motivation and self-regulation. This study utilized the MSLQ Junior High to examine the motivational beliefs and self-regulation of secondary school students (Grades 8 and 9) from Singapore. The instrument was slightly modified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Factor Analysis, Questionnaires
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Morgan, Julia; Sengedorj, Tumendelger – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2015
This paper draws on data from a project undertaken with children (N?=?72) in Mongolia and Zambia. The research is distinctive in bringing together diverse children, ranging from those living on the street to those in mainstream education and involving them in discussions about educational research. Being conscious of critiques of adult-initiated…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Needs, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education