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Hoddy, Eric T. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Whilst critical realism (CR) is becoming recognised as a significant meta-theory for the social sciences, there is little guidance on how to produce research which is consistent with its ontological and epistemological assumptions. This article contributes to an emerging discussion about how CR can be applied, drawing on an example of a…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Realism, Grounded Theory, Social Science Research
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Höhne, Jan Karem – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
In social research, the use of agree/disagree (A/D) questions is a popular method for measuring attitudes. Research has shown that A/D questions require complex cognitive processing and are susceptible to response bias. Thus, some researchers recommend the use of item-specific (IS) questions. This study examines the processing of A/D and IS…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Online Surveys
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Brownlie, Julie – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
How do research participants feel about having their 'ordinary' lives researched? This article focuses on how research participants manage the sharing of details emerging "out of" their ordinary lives in the context of research -- an activity which, for most, is "outside of" the ordinary. Despite two significant research turns…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Participation, Participant Characteristics
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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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Castellani, Brian; Barbrook-Johnson, Peter; Schimpf, Corey – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Two leading camps for studying social complexity are case-based methods (CBM) and agent-based modelling (ABM). Despite the potential epistemological links between 'cases' and 'agents,' neither camp has leveraged their combined strengths. A bridge can be built, however, by drawing on Abbott's insight that 'agents are cases doing things', Byrne's…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Systems Approach, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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Klein, Maike; Milner, Rebecca J. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
The increasing popularity of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) in social research brings an increasing criticism about its validity, robustness and, more recently, its lack of expressive features. Recently, the novel arts-based research approach called body-mapping was recognized as enhancing social science research in creative and…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Social Science Research, Art, Research Methodology
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Berchtold, André – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Most quantitative studies in the social sciences suffer from missing data. However, despite the large availability of documents and software to treat such data, it appears that many social scientists do not apply good practices regarding missing data. We analyzed quantitative papers published in 2017 in six top-level social science journals.…
Descriptors: Research Problems, Research Methodology, Social Science Research, Data Analysis
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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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Bradbury-Jones, Caroline; Breckenridge, Jenna P.; Clark, Maria T.; Herber, Oliver R.; Jones, Christine; Taylor, Julie – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Literature reviews are an important and popular part of synthesising evidence across a range of disciplines. There are numerous approaches, each with their distinctive features and purposes. The aim of this article is to advance the science of literature reviewing by describing a new form of review: The 'Focused Mapping Review and Synthesis'…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Literature Reviews, Synthesis, Maps
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Geddes, Alistair; Parker, Charlie; Scott, Sam – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Snowball sampling is frequently advocated and employed by qualitative social researchers. Under certain circumstances, however, it is prone to faltering and even failure. Drawing on two research projects where the snowball failed to roll, the paper identifies reasons for this stasis. It goes on to argue that there are alternative forms of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Social Science Research, Sampling, Research Problems
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Heath, Sue; Chapman, Lynne – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
This paper explores the potential of observational sketching as a social science research tool, informed by our own recent experiments with observational sketching techniques and approaches. We first outline the historical roots of academic sketching and note a recent resurgence of interest in sketching in certain disciplines. We then introduce…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Observation, Freehand Drawing
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Powell, Mary Ann; McArthur, Morag; Chalmers, Jenny; Graham, Anne; Moore, Tim; Spriggs, Merle; Taplin, Stephanie – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
While there is broad consensus that involving children in research is critically important for understanding their lives, there is considerable caution around their participation in social research on 'sensitive' issues. Such caution is further amplified by a lack of agreement about what constitutes a 'sensitive topic'. This article draws on data…
Descriptors: Children, Social Science Research, Stakeholders, Parents
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Thelwall, Mike – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
The need to elicit public opinion about predefined topics is widespread in the social sciences, government and business. Traditional survey-based methods are being partly replaced by social media data mining but their potential and limitations are poorly understood. This article investigates this issue by introducing and critically evaluating a…
Descriptors: Social Media, Public Opinion, Systems Approach, Video Technology
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Fox, Nick J.; Alldred, Pam – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
We assess the potential for mixing social research methods, based upon a materialist and micropolitical analysis of the research-assemblage and of what individual research techniques and methods do in practice. Applying a DeleuzoGuattarian toolkit of assemblages, affects and capacities, we document what happens when research methods and techniques…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Social Science Research, Epistemology, Theory Practice Relationship
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Nowak, Raphaël; Haynes, Jo – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
This article explores the 'methodology of friendship' and its wider potential within music research. Drawing on two research examples that made use of 'friendship' in distinct fashions -- one that explores music listening practices in everyday life and the other, music as a site for racialisation -- the article discusses how friendship can be…
Descriptors: Research, Friendship, Sociology, Research Methodology
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