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Brown, Nicole – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
This paper considers the use of identity boxes as a data collection method to elicit experiences. Participants were asked to respond to questions using objects to represent their answers. The rationale for using identity boxes was to allow for a more embodied, less textual approach. The identity boxes were then also used to create an artistic…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Self Concept, Art, Data Analysis
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Hassler, Kendyl; Pearce, Kelly J.; Serfass, Thomas L. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
This study compares cost, completion times, and percent completion of electronic tablet (n = 244) to paper-based (n = 398) questionnaires administered to participants of scenic raft trips on the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park. We hypothesized e-tablet questionnaires would (1) cost less (2) be completed faster and (3) be completely filled…
Descriptors: Surveys, Costs, Time, Computer Assisted Testing
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Thorpe, Rachel; Hawkes, Gail; Dune, Tinashe; Fileborn, Bianca; Pitts, Marian; Minichiello, Victor – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
This paper examines the role of the research process in shaping the construction of knowledge about sensitive topics in in-depth interviews particularly with regard to researcher identity and cultural influences or norms. We argue that these influences shape all aspects of the research process and that researchers will benefit from reflecting upon…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Interviews, Cultural Influences, Females
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Keikelame, Mpoe Johannah – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Issues of positionality of Black African researchers researching African issues is seldom discussed in methodological literature. In this article, I reflect from an African perspective on issues of insider/outsider positionalities and of serendipity and unexpectedness during my fieldwork which are areas often dominated by writing from the global…
Descriptors: Females, Interpersonal Relationship, African Languages, Cultural Relevance
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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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James, Katherine A.; Levinson, Arnold H.; Li, Yaqiang; Baumann, Carsten; Maffey, Ali – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Public health relies on sample surveys to monitor the health of populations and investigate factors that contribute to population health and illness. Such investigations require surveying individuals who are selected in ways that support statistical inference to the population. Faced with rising costs and declining participation, survey…
Descriptors: Public Health, Sampling, State Surveys, Recruitment
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Evans, Ruth; Ribbens McCarthy, Jane; Bowlby, Sophie; Wouango, Joséphine; Kébé, Fatou – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
This paper reflects on the methodological complexities of producing emotionally-sensed knowledge about responses to family deaths in urban Senegal. Through engaging in 'uncomfortable reflexivity', we critically explore the multiple positionings of the research team comprised of UK, Senegalese and Burkinabé researchers and those of participants in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Death, Emotional Response, Family Environment
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Vigurs, Katy; Kara, Helen – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
This article reports on an attempt to use photo-elicitation to explore contested intergenerational perceptions and experiences of 'place' in one English village. Participants actively disrupted the photo-elicitation project and ended up co-creating an enriched research design that allowed them to represent how they experienced 'place'. The…
Descriptors: Photography, Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Research Methodology
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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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Lee, Jung-Sook; Bartolomei, Linda; Pittaway, Eileen – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2016
This paper presents an innovative and effective approach for conducting surveys with preliterate adults in a context of limited infrastructure in post conflict Burundi, Africa. We conducted surveys with parents/carers of children with a disability and community members, as a component of mixed methods research with children and adults to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Surveys
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Waters, Jaime – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
Snowball sampling is generally seen as a highly effective sampling technique that allows for the study of difficult to reach or 'hidden' populations. It is also seen as a valuable tool for the study of particularly sensitive or private matters. As a result, it was chosen as the sampling method for a research study into illegal drug users over the…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Sampling, Adults, Older Adults
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Bourne, Adam H.; Robson, Maggie A. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
In this article, we explore how those taking part in an interview about sex and risk reflected on their participation and what, if any, impact it had on them. All 22 individuals who were interviewed in an initial study were invited to document their thoughts and feelings about the research process in a short follow-up exercise. The data relating…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Risk, Health Behavior, Interviews
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Maeda, Hotaka – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
Likert scales are used to make relative and absolute judgments about measures of attitude. Despite its ubiquitous use, only few studies have investigated the effects of altering the configurations of the response options. The purpose of this experiment was to explore the effects of response option orientation and directionality in Likert scales…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Online Surveys, Responses, Test Reliability