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Petridou, Alexandra; Karagiorgi, Yiasemina – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
Since school failure has detrimental effects on students and on society, education policy needs to address students "at risk," and support them to reach their potential. This study used data from the longitudinal national Programme for Functional Literacy (PfL) conducted in Cyprus to identify students "at risk" and aimed to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Regression (Statistics), Gender Differences, Parent Participation
Papanastasiou, Elena C.; Zembylas, Michalinos – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2008
The study reported in this article examines the nature of anxiety that undergraduate students experience in a research methods course and explores some of the factors that influence their anxiety levels. Two questionnaires measuring the attitudes towards research and the anxiety level were administered to 472 students enrolled in a research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Education Curriculum, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries
Mavrou, Katerina; Douglas, Graeme; Lewis, Ann – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2007
This paper focuses primarily on the methodological considerations of a study investigating the interactions of pairs of disabled and non-disabled children working together on computer-based tasks, in mainstream primary schools in Cyprus. Twenty dyads of pupils (each pair comprising a disabled child and a non-disabled peer), were observed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Verbal Communication, Interaction, Research Methodology
Zembylas, Michalinos – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2007
Differing theoretical approaches to the study of emotions are presented: emotions as private (psychodynamic approaches); emotions as sociocultural phenomena (social constructionist approaches); and a third perspective (interactionist approaches) transcending these two. These approaches have important methodological implications in studying…
Descriptors: Counseling Theories, Research Methodology, Behavioral Science Research, Psychological Studies
Gibbs, Paul; Costley, Carol – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
The ethical considerations that university students have to be concerned about when undertaking research projects are a matter for a range of publications and committees. This article considers the terms of reference of ethical considerations in students' research projects, given the number of researchers who are now doing research within their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Graduate Students, Research Projects