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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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Nir, Esther – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Qualitative research with political elites provides unique opportunities to access intimate details regarding the perceptions and opinions of key decision-makers; yet limited scholarly attention has been directed at the difficulties involved in recruiting these groups for interviews. In this article, I outline a series of targeted strategies aimed…
Descriptors: Judges, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Recruitment
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Blaikie, Norman – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
The debate on determining sample size in qualitative research is confounded by four fundamental methodological issues: the exclusive focus on theme analysis; the diverse and imprecise use of 'qualitative'; a reliance on only two logics of inquiry, "induction" and "deduction," and the occasional confusion of…
Descriptors: Sampling, Sample Size, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Sim, Julius; Saunders, Benjamin; Waterfield, Jackie; Kingstone, Tom – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
There has been considerable recent interest in methods of determining sample size for qualitative research a priori, rather than through an adaptive approach such as saturation. Extending previous literature in this area, we identify four distinct approaches to determining sample size in this way: rules of thumb, conceptual models, numerical…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis
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Bernard, Josef; Danková, Hana; Vašát, Petr – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a survey method for hidden populations and, as such, it offers a suitable approach for sampling the homeless. Surprisingly, the practical use of RDS in surveying homeless populations has only sporadically been described in the professional literature so far, and the specifics of using RDS for sampling this group…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Surveys, Homeless People, Foreign Countries
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Sim, Julius; Saunders, Benjamin; Waterfield, Jackie; Kingstone, Tom – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
In his detailed response to our paper on sample size in qualitative research, Norman Blaikie raises important issues concerning conceptual definitions and taxonomy. In particular, he points out the problems associated with a loose, generic application of adjectives such as 'qualitative' or 'inductive'. We endorse this concern, though we suggest…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Sampling, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Fabo, Brian; Kahanec, Martin – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
In this paper, we compare the estimates of earnings determinants based on the non-probabilistic WageIndicator web survey with those based on the widely used, representative EU Study of Income and Living Conditions survey. Using 10 years of Dutch data, we show that there exists an established segment of predominantly junior workers from which the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Surveys, Wages, Income
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Thompson, Juliana – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Hermeneutic phenomenologists propose that researchers inescapably bring themselves into their research because interpretation must inevitably be influenced by their contexts and pre-understandings. They propose that interpretation is a dynamic and active part of the construction of a text's meaning, and involvement in this construction process…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Empathy, Cultural Awareness
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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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Alavi, Mousa; Archibald, Mandy; McMaster, Rose; Lopez, Violeta; Cleary, Michelle – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
When a theoretical framework (and its components) is not clearly linked to research methods, researchers risk designing flawed studies, wherein the stated research question is inconsistent with the research design. Explicitly identifying one's theoretical orientation can provide an orderly schematic for linking observations from separate…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Guides, Research Design
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van der Geest, Sjaak – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
This article deals with three topics: lying, privacy and anthropological research. Their complex intertwinement is analysed using fieldwork notes and through engagement with relevant literature from various disciplines. Experiences of privacy, among researchers as well as among respondents, is underexposed in the literature on social research…
Descriptors: Deception, Privacy, Ethics, Anthropology
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Nishiyama, Kei – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Involvement of children in research processes requires various ethical considerations. In particular, while interviewing children, a researcher needs to take into consideration the power imbalance between a researcher and children as well as among children. This article suggests a possible way of mitigating potential risks, drawing on the idea and…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Participation, Children, Communities of Practice
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Dawson, Matt; McDonnell, Liz; Scott, Susie – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
This short piece considers how participant recruitment can have ethical elements. With reference to a qualitative research project on asexuality we explore the challenges associated with recruiting from an emerging, and politically charged, identity group. In our attempt to broaden the representation of asexual stories we sought to recruit people…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Recruitment, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality
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Mietola, Reetta; Miettinen, Sonja; Vehmas, Simo – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
This paper discusses possibilities of designing ethical research practice in relation to people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD). We will argue that in the case of this group of people, research ethics is about ethically justifiable research aims, design, methods, and practices that are based on the recognition of their…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research Methodology, Severe Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities
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Van Mol, Christof – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2017
With the growing possibilities for conducting web surveys, researchers increasingly use such surveys to recruit student samples for research purposes in a wide array of social science disciplines. Simultaneously, higher education students are recurrently asked to complete course and teacher evaluations online and to participate in small-scale…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Research Methodology, Social Science Research, College Students
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