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Wallin, Anna; Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka; Eskola, Jari – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
This paper focuses on the processes of the method of empathy-based stories (MEBS) and illustrates the ways in which MEBS facilitates storytelling and narration. In MEBS, the participants narrate stories based on the frames and prompts provided by the researcher, and two different versions of the frame story offer variations in the story elements.…
Descriptors: Empathy, Story Telling, Cues, Research Methodology
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Carson, Russell L.; Weiss, Howard M.; Templin, Thomas J. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to introduce ecological momentary assessment (EMA) as an effective approach for capturing teachers' emotional states and behaviours over time. Although the implementation of EMA has a rich and successful history among social science researchers in general, traditional retrospective, self-report methods for collecting…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Data Collection
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Pope, Clive C.; De Luca, Rosemary; Tolich, Martin – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
Qualitative research, especially visual ethnography, is an iterative not a linear process, replete with good intentions, false starts, mistaken assumptions, miscommunication and a continually revised statement of the problem. That the camera freezes everything and everyone in the frame only complicates ethical considerations. This work, jointly…
Descriptors: Photography, Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Guidelines
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Scott, Catherine Lomas; Fonseca, Lariane – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
The authors reflect on the nature and experience of the process of ethics approval applied to educational research in Australia. Drawing on examples, dysfunctional aspects are identified, which impact most powerfully on particular individuals and groups. Possible explanations for the current situation are discussed, and an argument is made for a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Ethics, Researchers
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Drake, Pat – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2010
This article offers an account of a doctoral insider research project that became problematic. The project was investigating mathematics teaching in a university in the UK, and by contrasting the research account with research diary entries pertaining to two interviewees, different interpretations of the interview data are evident. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Researchers, Participatory Research
Gasman, Marybeth; Payton-Stewart, Lucretia – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
In this article, the authors engage in a conversation about outsider research around issues of African American history and education. They focus on issues of agency, respect, and core cultural knowledge. The authors also develop an ethical code by which outsider researchers, in collaboration with insiders, can explore the history, culture, and…
Descriptors: Sororities, African American History, African American Education, Ethics
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
Sikes, Pat – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2006
This paper considers some of the decisions that researchers take and raises issues around researcher reflexivity, identity, values and ethics. It focuses attention on researchers and reflects on how the research they do, the topics they investigate, the methodologies they espouse, the methods they use and the writing/reporting styles they adopt,…
Descriptors: Researchers, Integrity, Ethics, Educational Research
Suter, Larry E. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2005
Projects on science and mathematics education research supported by the National Science Foundation (US government) rarely employ a single method of study. Studies of educational practices that use experimental design are very rare. The most common research method is the case study method and the second most common is some form of experimental…
Descriptors: Research Design, Researchers, Research Methodology, Educational Practices