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Varvantakis, Christos; Nolas, Sevasti-Melissa – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
In this paper, we argue for a view of analysis as an embodied practice and review others' testimonies of carrying out multimodal ethnography. This review suggests that metaphors are key for communicating what happens to "us" in the course of the research and our subsequent sense-making practices. We identify four metaphors for…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Figurative Language, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Schutte, Sebastian; Haer, Roos – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
In this report, we introduce a system for running reimbursed surveys via text messages and mobile cash. The key advantage of this approach is the ability to conduct rapid surveys at an extremely low cost. After reviewing existing literature, we describe an automated system for conducting such surveys and demonstrate its merits in a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Policy Analysis, Surveys, Synchronous Communication
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Maslovskaya, Olga; Smith, Peter W. F.; Padmadas, Sabu S. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Knowledge about different health-related attitudes, beliefs, and risks is of significant interest to scholars in different Social Science disciplines. Usually knowledge is collected in a form of multiple variables and then constructed as a composite indicator. The question any researcher working with knowledge-related variables faces is: what is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Science Research, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Cross Cultural Studies
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Morrow, Virginia; Crivello, Gina – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
This paper draws on data from Young Lives, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty, to explore how international development research might be strengthened by including qualitative longitudinal research (QLR). We review three problems in development studies: (a) the relatively low status of qualitative research within the hierarchy of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Longitudinal Studies, Children, Youth