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Bradley-Levine, Jill; Smith, Joshua; Carr, Kari – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Universities need to work with teachers to dispel the belief that research is disconnected from practice and teachers must be open to the benefits of action inquiry. This study examined the process and impact of conducting action research on teachers' perceptions of practice and professionalism. Twelve teachers enrolled in a master's level course…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Masters Programs, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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Hall, Sarah A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Though social inclusion is essential to enhancing a person's quality of life, people with disabilities continue to face many barriers. The purpose of this qualitative meta-analysis was to describe the elements and experiences of social inclusion for people with disabilities. The study analyzed data from 15 primary research reports through thematic…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Social Integration, Meta Analysis, Disabilities
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Korn, Karen Abney; Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
To illustrate how theoretical studies should blend with empirical research, this article describes how scholars changed the ways they thought about schools and poverty. It begins with a historical review of the perspective of educational theorists and public policy prior to the 1970s. Taking a Marxist perspective, Bowles and Gintis (1976)…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Scholarship, Researchers, Attitudes
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Lieber, Eli – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
This article describes and discusses issues related to research design and data analysis in the mixing of qualitative and quantitative methods. It is increasingly desirable to use multiple methods in research, but questions arise as to how best to design and analyze the data generated by mixed methods projects. I offer a conceptualization for such…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Research Design, Data Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Orr, Ann C. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Despite legislation and the best efforts of special educators, students with disabilities continue to be segregated from the general education curriculum and classroom for a majority or part of the school day. Inclusion is often the goal, but is seldom fully implemented. This interview-based study explores new special educators' lived experiences…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Inclusion
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Scarduzio, Jennifer A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
This study expands upon the research of arts-based inquiry by exploring the ways creativity and flexibility impact communicating and organizing in an arts-based nonprofit. Based on ethnographic observation and interviews, this piece reveals specific tensions that impact the ways staff members and mentors communicate: (a) consistency/inconsistency,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Aesthetics, Nonprofit Organizations, Mentors
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Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
The keynote address on which this article is based considers four stages or types of studies that qualitative researchers undertake in the field of education. The reason that I explored this focus was to illustrate the benefits and the dangers of designing studies to serve policy makers. The research that I selected sought to uncover information…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Time Perspective, Educational Research, Researchers
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Crane, Lauren Shapiro; Burns, Emily M.; Johnson, Hannah E.; Brown, Betsy R.; Ufholz, Kelsey E.; Riehle, Jennifer L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
This study investigated the possibility that a link exists between an individual's concept of Divinity and concept of self. Participants were 12 Christians (6 Catholic, 6 Methodist) and 8 Buddhists. They answered open-ended questions about sacredness, after-death experience, and humanity's relation to the natural world. Content analyses focused on…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Interviews, Christianity, Buddhism
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Hall, Sarah A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the social inclusion of young adults with intellectual disabilities. Participants included 14 adults from 21 to 35 years of age with a mild or moderate intellectual disability who were able to verbally communicate their thoughts and experiences. I ensued with open-ended questions about…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Young Adults, Phenomenology, Social Integration
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Smith, Shirley G.; Firmin, Michael W. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
This is a phenomenological, qualitative study of 25 school nurses employed in a large, urban school district in the Midwestern section of the United States. The study's participants possess histories of professional work experiences in nursing specialties other than school nursing. Thematic analysis of the data revealed three prominent factors…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Urban Schools, Attitudes, Career Choice
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Zinicola, Debra A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Discussions of one urban middle school group of students who were investigating scientific phenomena were analyzed; this study was conducted to discern if and how peer interaction contributes to learning. Through a social constructivist lens, case study methodology, we examined conceptual change among group members. Data about science talk was…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Urban Education, Science Education, Investigations
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Phillips, Amy – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
This grounded theory study examined how social service providers and refugee service recipients in a city in the upper Midwestern United States described the intercultural knowledge and skills necessary for effective work with refugees. Ten refugee service recipients, 28 county service providers, and 9 "stakeholders," or noncounty…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Counties, Values, Refugees
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Wilson, Elvinet S. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
With a goal to better understand what it means to become a United States citizen, the present qualitative study uncovered the narratives of 11 Afro-Caribbean immigrants living in Phoenix, Arizona, and included the investigator as a research participant. Grounded theory analysis of the combined auto-ethnographic and interview data yielded…
Descriptors: Blacks, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory, Citizenship
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Canfield-Davis, Kathy; Gardiner, Mary E.; Joki, Russell A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Reflecting on the 140th anniversary of the Fourteenth Amendment (ratified July, 1868), this qualitative case study described a response by educator-activist Tony Stewart to the Aryan Nations, a neo-Nazi hate group that attempted to intimidate Stewart's community, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, between 1972-2000. Stewart galvanized community response using…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Activism, Social Justice
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Thomas, Alvin; Kellom, Gar E. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
A major historical shift is taking place in Tibetan Buddhism with the relocation of large numbers of monks from Tibet and the establishment of monasteries in Dharamsala, India and other parts of South Asia. This has created a shift in the way that young men are joining these monasteries and leading this age old religious tradition. Fifteen college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Buddhism, Interviews
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