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Jacobs, Thomas; Tschötschel, Robin – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Quantitative text analysis tools have become increasingly popular methods for the operationalization of various types of discourse analysis. However, their application usually remains fairly simple and superficial, and fails to exploit the resources which the digital era holds for discourse analysis to their full extent. This paper discusses the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Discourse Analysis, Scaling
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Pakpahan, Eduwin; Hoffmann, Rasmus; Kröger, Hannes – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
We present three statistical methods for causal analysis in life course research that are able to take into account the order of events and their possible causal relationship: a cross-lagged model, a latent growth model (LGM), and a synthesis of the two, an autoregressive latent trajectories model (ALT). We apply them to a highly relevant…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Socioeconomic Status, Structural Equation Models, Health
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Gugglberger, Lisa; Adamowitsch, Michaela; Teutsch, Friedrich; Felder-Puig, Rosemarie; Dür, Wolfgang – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
This paper focuses on the use of group discussions (GD), as a very open and flexible method of data generation, to learn about organisational characteristics of schools. In comparison to the more structured focus group method, the method of GD is less known; however, we demonstrate that it is a useful method to learn about how specific groups are…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Institutional Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion