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Hitchcock, John H.; Johanson, George A. – Research in the Schools, 2015
Understanding the reason(s) for Differential Item Functioning (DIF) in the context of measurement is difficult. Although identifying potential DIF items is typically a statistical endeavor, understanding the reasons for DIF (and item repair or replacement) might require investigations that can be informed by qualitative work. Such work is…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Test Items, Item Analysis, Measurement
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Ramlo, Susan – Research in the Schools, 2015
Q methodology (Q) has offered researchers a unique scientific measure of subjectivity since William Stephenson's first article in 1935. Q's focus on subjectivity includes self-referential meaning and interpretation. Q is most often identified with its technique (Q-sort) and its method (factor analysis to group people); yet, it consists of a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Mixed Methods Research, Q Methodology, Factor Analysis
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Heyvaert, Mieke; Maes, Bea; Onghena, Patrick – Research in the Schools, 2011
Historically, qualitative and quantitative approaches have been applied relatively separately in synthesizing qualitative and quantitative evidence, respectively, in several research domains. However, mixed methods approaches are becoming increasingly popular nowadays, and practices of combining qualitative and quantitative research components at…
Descriptors: Evidence, Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Leech, Nancy L.; Goodwin, Laura D. – Research in the Schools, 2008
Due to the continued growth of qualitative research methodology, the demand for large-scale quasi-experimental studies, and a renewed interest in mixed methodologies, there is concern regarding methods courses taught in schools or colleges of education in the United States. The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of current methods…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Doctoral Programs, Methods Courses, Research Methodology