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Atkinson, Paul; Sampson, Cathy – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
We identify and discuss the phenomenon of narrative stability, in the context of current methodological literature on interviewing. It derives from two independent studies, undertaken fifteen years apart, of members of the same genetics research group who were interviewed by different researchers. The first ('Discovery') interviews were collected…
Descriptors: Interviews, Reliability, Genetics, Personal Narratives
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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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Weller, Susie – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
Forming part of the new 'methodological frontier' the use of digital communication technologies has become increasingly commonplace in social research. Whilst audio-only online interviews and asynchronous means of communicating online has been discussed for over two decades, video capabilities; being able to see a participant face-to-face online…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Videoconferencing, Barriers, Internet
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Brunton-Smith, Ian; Tarling, Roger – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
Missing data (attrition and non-response) are a feature of most surveys especially longitudinal/panel studies. And many such studies now have multilevel designs and hence multilevel data structures. Recent advances in imputation methodology now offer social researchers opportunities to address issues of missing data in a statistically principled…
Descriptors: Surveys, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Institutionalized Persons
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Nind, Melanie; Armstrong, Alan; Cansdale, Mal; Collis, Anne; Hooper, Clare; Parsons, Sarah; Power, Andrew – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
This paper explores the potential of an online TimeBank for inclusive research to address some of the challenges related to the unequal distribution of power and money for researchers within and outside the academy working in collaboration. The problem, the concept of TimeBanking, and the relationship of TimeBanking to inclusive research…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Money Management, Banking, Power Structure
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Shirani, Fiona; Parkhill, Karen; Butler, Catherine; Groves, Chris; Pidgeon, Nick; Henwood, Karen – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2016
Temporality is fundamental to qualitative longitudinal (QLL) research, inherent in the design of returning to participants over time, often to explore moments of change. Previous research has indicated that talking about the future can be difficult, yet there has been insufficient discussion of methodological developments to address these…
Descriptors: Energy, Biographies, Longitudinal Studies, Program Descriptions