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Holdershaw, Judith; Melnyk, Valentyna; Gendall, Philip; Wright, Malcolm – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Despite years of refinement and improvement to questionnaire design, the need remains to identify effective, but 'user-friendly' questioning procedures to predict behaviour, without compromising predictive performance. Questionnaires developed to predict behaviour typically use an attitudinal approach. However, those types of questionnaires are…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Predictor Variables, Comparative Analysis, College Students
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Dodge, Nadine; Chapman, Ralph – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Electronically assisted survey techniques offer several advantages over traditional survey techniques. However, they can also potentially introduce biases, such as coverage biases and measurement error. The current study compares the relative merits of two survey distribution and completion modes: email recruitment with internet completion; and…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Handheld Devices, Bias, Electronic Mail
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Bright, Felicity A. S.; Kayes, Nicola M.; Worrall, Linda M.; McPherson, Kathryn M. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
While discussions on patient engagement commonly focus on patient behaviors, a small body of research highlights the patient-practitioner relationship as critical in engagement. Understanding this relationship might be facilitated through a relationally-oriented methodology. The Voice Centred Relational Approach is one such qualitative…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Rehabilitation, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Sligo, J. L.; Nairn, K. M.; McGee, R. O. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Mixed methods research requires integration of qualitative and quantitative data. However, there is debate about how to define integration and what is required for integration to occur. This paper describes a mixed methods research project which revisits datasets from different eras, which were originally instigated for different purposes and had…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Adolescents, Occupational Aspiration, Occupations
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Shordike, Anne; Hocking, Clare; Bunrayong, Wannipa; Vittayakorn, Soisuda; Rattakorn, Phuanjai; Pierce, Doris; Wright-St Clair, Valerie A. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
This international research collaborative undertook what became a decade long process to look at meanings of celebratory food related occupations of elder women across three cultures in New Zealand, Thailand and the United States. Cross-cultural research comes with inherent ethical issues related to cultural lenses, use of instruments and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cross Cultural Studies, Females, Older Adults
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Tolich, Martin; Choe, Louisa; Doesburg, Adam; Foster, Amy; Shaw, Rachel; Wither, David – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
The pedagogy of teaching research methods, let alone research ethics, is an under-researched field. In this article a sociology lecturer connects five postgraduate students in a qualitative research ethics course with two novice ethnographers' candid empirical studies. While it is common for students to read articles and books on the topic, what…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Ethics, Active Learning, Sociology