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Honan, Eileen; Hamid, M. Obaidul; Alhamdan, Bandar; Phommalangsy, Phouvanh; Lingard, Bob – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2013
The gap between theoretical expectations of research ethics as outlined in the bureaucratic processes associated with University Ethics Committees and the situated realities of students undertaking studies within their own sociocultural contexts is explored in this paper. In particular, the authors investigate differences in ethical norms and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cross Cultural Studies, Student Research, Graduate Students
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Shohel, M. Mahruf C. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2012
The context of the study reported in this paper is the difficulties of transition from nonformal primary schools to formal secondary schools in Bangladesh. The difficulties affecting a smooth school transition relate not only to the making of new relationships and adapting to new norms in a new environment, but also to a very different approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Transitional Programs, Secondary Schools
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Hamid, M. Obaidul – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
This contribution documents the author's lived experiences in his fieldwork for his PhD research in the field of English as a second/foreign language in a familiar social setting in Bangladesh. The account suggests that insider researchers can helpfully draw on their tacit knowledge of local social and cultural norms and values to understand their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, English (Second Language), Language Research
Smith, Emma – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2007
"Underachievement" has been one of the dominant discourses in education in recent times, but it is unclear what is meant by the term "underachievement", and there is no widely accepted way of defining or measuring it. This paper describes the final stage of a large study which used contextualised models to identify students who…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Overachievement, National Curriculum, Gender Differences