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Forgasz, Helen; Tan, Hazel; Leder, Gilah; McLeod, Amber – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Surveys are commonly used to determine how people feel about a specific issue. The increasing availability of the internet and popularity of social networking sites have opened up new possibilities for conducting surveys and, with limited additional costs, enlarge the pool of volunteer respondents with the desired background, experience, or…
Descriptors: Surveys, Social Media, Recruitment, Advertising
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Headley, Marcia Gail; Swoboda, Christopher M.; Foote, Lori – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
"What works" policies are the latest incarnation of best practices in educational research. Instituted by various organisations internationally, they define what kind of research counts as "evidence" for reform-oriented decision-making. While some countries rely on systematic analyses and meta-analyses, the U.S. favours primary…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Educational Policy
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Cochran, Jill A. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2015
Forced-choice ipsative data are common in personality, philosophy and other preference-based studies. However, this type of data inherently contains dependencies that are challenging for usual statistical analysis. In order to utilize the structure of the data as a guide for analysis rather than as a challenge to manage, a visualisation tool was…
Descriptors: Data, Statistical Analysis, Visual Aids, Secondary School Teachers
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Noyes, Andrew – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2013
This article explores some theoretical and methodological problems concerned with scale in education research through a critique of a recent mixed-method project. The project was framed by scale metaphors drawn from the physical and earth sciences and I consider how recent thinking around scale, for example, in ecosystems and human geography might…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Epistemology, Mixed Methods Research
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Jay, Tim – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2012
Verbal reports are a common method of data collection in studies of mathematics learning, often in studies with a longitudinal component or those employing microgenetic methods where several observations of problem-solving are made over a short period of time. Whilst there is a fairly substantial literature on reactivity to verbal reports,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Strategies, Data Collection, Longitudinal Studies
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Houssart, Jenny; Evens, Hilary – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2011
This article explores theoretical and methodological issues associated with task-based interviews conducted with pairs of children. We explore different approaches to interviews from sociological, psychological and subject-based perspectives. Our interviews, concerning mathematical questions and carried out with pairs of 10 and 11-year-olds, are…
Descriptors: Conflict, Social Sciences, Interviews, Children
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