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Pister, Rebecca – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
As reports of bullying continue to make headlines, the push to understand the processes behind bullying behaviors continues to rise. While a great deal of research has been conducted to better understand the processes behind and the outcomes of bullying, the majority of these studies are quantitative in nature and very few involve qualitative…
Descriptors: Bullying, Youth Problems, Middle School Students, Student Experience
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Gillenwater, Cary – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This phenomenological case study attempts to understand the phenomenon of intertextuality of traditional novels and graphic novels, and how it may or may not contribute to transference of one mode of literacy to another. The study's sample was seven Grade 12 Advanced Placement English/language arts students and their teacher. I conducted my…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade 12
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Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Brown, Danielle B.; Alford, Beverly L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This study focused on the unique qualities of selected college access centers established in Texas high schools with the dual goal of assisting students with college preparation activities and of creating a school-wide college going culture. Six centers demonstrating estimable outcomes on at least one of several different variables were…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Access to Education, High Schools, College Preparation
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Falter Thomas, Angela – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In this study, I explored the motivation of middle school students participating in online literature circles facilitated by college students, compared to traditional face-to-face literature circles they previously utilized. Sixty-eight rural, middle school students from two English teachers' classrooms took part in two sets of online literature…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice, Comparative Analysis
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Gothberg, June; Applegate, Brooks; Reeves, Patricia; Kohler, Paula; Thurston, Linda; Peterson, Lori – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
With increased use of technology in qualitative research, it is important to understand unintended, unanticipated, and unobvious consequences to the data. Using a side-by-side comparison of face-to-face, telephone, and Internet with video focus groups, we examined the yield differences of focus group venue (medium) to the data (message) rendered…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Comparative Analysis, Internet, Telecommunications
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Lehman, Beth M.; Berghoff, Beth – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
This study explored complicated personal narratives of school reform generated by participants in response to a particular small schools reform initiative. Narrative data was dialogically generated in interviews with nine past participants of an urban high school conversion project planned and implemented over a span of five years toward the goal…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Small Schools, Personal Narratives, Urban Schools
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Zaal, Mayida; Terry, John – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
To engage critically in their communities, young people must be equipped to identify and study problems that directly affect them. Our qualitative study reveals that youth participatory action research (YPAR) is one such approach, disclosing and affirming inherent gifts and talents in youth while collaboratively developing within them the critical…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Qualitative Research, Youth Programs
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Sanger, Dixie; Friedli, Corey; Brunken, Cindy; Snow, Pamela; Ritzman, Mitzi – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
Mixed methods were used to explore the reactions of educators before and after implementing the Response to Intervention (RTI) model in secondary settings during a school year. Eighteen participants from six middle schools and four high schools collaborated on interdisciplinary teams that involved classroom teachers, speech-language pathologists…
Descriptors: Written Language, Response to Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency
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Jackson, Dionne B.; Talbert, Tony L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
We used the single-case study method to develop an in-depth profile of Yajaira's (pseudonym) instruction based on her epistemological beliefs and science education experiences. We selected the participant using criterion based, purposeful sampling. Data collection included semi-structured interviews, direct observations, and the collection of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Stahl, Garth – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
White British pupils often maintain lower aspirations than other ethnic groups in the United Kingdom and are the least likely to remain in full-time education. Furthermore, underachievement is more prevalent among boys than girls in the lowest performing ethnic group. As a result, central to the United Kingdom's education policy is the goal of…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Underachievement, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Sanger, Dixie; Stremlau, Aliza; Ritzman, Mitzi; Snow, Pamela – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
Qualitative methods were used to conduct interviews of 41 female juvenile delinquents residing in a correctional facility to understand how participants would have improved learning in their former school if they had been the teachers. A total of 27 of 41 participants provided 70 comments that resulted in 93 meaning units/codes that emerged into 4…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Correctional Institutions, Teacher Improvement, Language Role