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Bennett, Jo; Grant, Natalie S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
An ecomap is a social work data collection tool that is used to gather data about a participant's environment. Derived from Bronfenbrenner's ecological system theory, the ecomap can be used in adult education and human resource development to record information of in-and-out-of-work and learning experiences and show how these interactions support…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Data Collection, Research Tools
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Arthur-Mensah, Nana; Shuck, Brad – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
The implementation of e-learning as a strategy has risen exponentially over the last 20 years as more adults use this medium to enhance their skills and acquire knowledge. The utilization of technology offers significant advantages to both learners and organizations in terms of cost, time and rich learning content. E-learning has been widely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Labor Force Development, Electronic Learning
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Jacobs, Ronald L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The one constant for all dissertations, and for all research for that matter, is the need to state the problem of the study based on the scholarly literature. Doctoral programs commonly require that students take a sequence of research courses that usually focus on how to carry-out a study. That is, the design, the methodology, and the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Educational Research
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Daley, Barbara J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
Concept maps can be used as both a cognitive and constructivist learning strategy in teaching and learning in adult education and human resource development. The maps can be used to understand course readings, analyze case studies, develop reflective thinking and enhance research skills. The creation of concept maps can also be supported by the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Concept Mapping, Research Methodology, Learning Strategies
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Tyler, Jo A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
This manuscript takes as its centerpiece fragments of the author's personal story of growing up as a closeted lesbian in school, in the Fortune 500, and in the community and of a number of years attempting to integrate her lesbian identity into her professional persona--outside of the closet. This manuscript makes an attempt at a "duality search"…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Personal Narratives, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Bettinger, Thomas V. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
While there is growing attention to sexual minorities in adult education (AE) and human resource development (HRD) literature, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have received very little attention in AE or in HRD research. This article captures methodological issues and concerns from LBGTQ-related research from…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Ethics
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Roth, Gene L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Humor is an intriguing topic that exists in the contexts of adult education and human resource development. This paper describes my experiences at developing and facilitating a graduate course on humor and adult learning. Researchers and scholarly practitioners in adult education and human resource development are encouraged to build their…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Humor, Human Resources
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Stein, David S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
In a movement toward workforce development as an academic entity, the identity of adult education as projects for inquiry is troubled. In some academic programs, adult education has been termed adult learning in the service of promoting teaching and learning for the workplace. However, adult education's inquiry, its projects, might be more than…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Research Projects, Educational Research
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Hatcher, Tim; Bowles, Tuere – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
Human resource development (HRD) as a scholarly endeavor and as a practice is often criticized in the adult education (AE) literature and by AE scholars as manipulative and oppressive and, through training and other interventions, controlling workers for strictly economic ends (Baptiste, 2001; Cunningham, 2004; Schied, 2001; Welton, 1995).…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Adult Education, Human Resources, Critical Theory
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Strachota, Elaine M.; Conceicao, Simone C. O.; Schmidt, Steven W. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
This article describes the use of a schematic model for developing and distributing online surveys. Two empirical studies that developed and implemented online surveys to collect data to measure satisfaction in various aspects of human resource development and adult education exemplify the use of the model to conduct online survey research. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Research Methodology, Human Resources, Online Surveys
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Hatcher, Tim; Bowles, Tuere – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
Human resource development (HRD) as a scholarly endeavor and as a practice is often criticized in the adult education (AE) literature and by AE scholars as manipulative and oppressive and, through training and other interventions, controlling workers for strictly economic ends (Baptiste, 2001; Cunningham, 2004; Schied, 2001; Welton, 1995). The…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Adult Education, Human Capital, Human Resources