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Muddiman, Esther; Lyttleton-Smith, Jen; Moles, Kate – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
The study of marginalia has not been widely discussed in social sciences research and occupies a marginal space in terms of methodological legitimacy. We highlight the value of paying attention to the ways in which participants "speak back" to the researcher. This paper draws on marginalia found in surveys written or drawn by young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Science Research, Early Adolescents, Surveys
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Wittrock, Jill; Kimmel, Linda; Hunscher, Brian; Le, Kien Trung – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
Proxy reporting is a common practice during survey data collection to increase response rates while reducing fieldwork costs, and agreement between proxies and self-reports is critical to make reliable and valid inferences. This study is the first to unpack what influences proxy accuracy in a non-Western setting using data from the 2012 Qatar…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Surveys, Data Collection, Instructional Program Divisions
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Duarte, Alexandra; Veloso, Luisa; Marques, Joana; Sebastião, João – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
This article reflects on the focus group as a research technique used in an analysis of the relationship between learning spaces and pedagogy, developed as part of the assessment of the secondary school modernisation programme in Portugal. The research proposes a methodological innovation in the use of focus group, by developing focus groups…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Research Methodology, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries