Search results for: Research methodology
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Making Sure What You See is What You Get: Digital Video Technology and the Preparation of Teachers of Elementary Science
The purpose of this paper is to identify the challenges and discuss the opportunities of incorporating digital video technology into the research on preservice science teacher education. The authors conclude that the incorporation of digital video technology and coding software packages into research focused on improving the quality of science teacher education provides a number of methodological advantages for researchers and numerous benefits for preservice education faculty and students. However, the use of digital video research methods can pose serious threats to the validity of any investigation. The article also discusses future directions for DVT applications.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2012
In this review, the author focuses on the inclusion criteria for the selection of studies in the National Early Literacy Panel report. The author argues that the interpretation of early literacy is overly narrow and ignores the important role of background knowledge and conceptual development. The author suggests that code-based skills do not sufficiently account for early literacy development. Rather, content-rich settings in which skills are learned through meaningful activity help children acquire the broad array of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that build a foundation for literacy learning.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
This article addresses to the National Early Literacy Panel report identified early predictors of reading achievement as good targets for instruction, and many of those skills are related to decoding. The authors suggest that the developmental trajectories of rapidly developing skills pose problems for traditional statistical analyses. Rapidly developing skills yield correlations with later reading success that change with learning, so the predictive strengths are temporary and unstable.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
How to Conduct Research on the Inherent Moral Significance of Teaching: A Phenomenological Elaboration of the Standard Repertory Grid Application
In this paper, the authors will set out in detail how, on the basis of the standard repertory grid application, they developed a repertory interview method. The method, which developed by the authors, can be used to collect data that could foster a thorough understanding of the inherent moral significance of teachers’ day-to-day classroom interactions.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2011
More Like Jazz Than Classical: Reciprocal Interactions Among Educational Researchers and Respondents
In this paper, three educational scholars share insights from their lived experience as qualitative researchers trying to work in collaboration with diverse populations. The authors discuss the role that culturally responsive improvisation plays in ethnographic research and interactions. Their experiences reveal that jazz-like democratic improvisation facilitates reciprocal interactions and meaningful relationships among and between researchers and respondents.
Updated: Apr. 10, 2011
Concerns, Considerations, and New Ideas for Data Collection and Research in Educational Technology Studies
The current article explores some common methodological issues facing educational technology research. This paper also highlight new data collection approaches using examples from the literature and the authors' own experience Next, the authors highlight other challenges and opportunities inherent in the study of educational technology. In addition, the authors discuss the critical importance of aligning outcome measures with the technological innovation. In conclusion, the authors hope that the issues this article raises and the specific examples it includes spur critical reflection on some of the details important to data collection and educational technology research.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2011
The current paper describes the author's exploration in using arts-based techniques for teaching research to support the development of students' self-study research projects. The author employed three arts-based research projects to assist doctoral students in articulating research interests, framing research proposals, and reflecting on their development as researchers.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2011
In this article, the author is thinking with Deleuze's philosophical concept of the 'image' of the speech-act in cinema and the implications for methodology and ethics in qualitative research. The article specifically engage with Deleuzian concepts presented in two books on cinema and his philosophical concept of the 'image' toward a re-imaging of voice.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2011
The current article addresses the use of video in classroom research. In failing to interfere with the everyday banality of the normal child, research colludes with the production of exclusion, disadvantage and a stunted set of possible futures for children. Written by four ethnographers of early childhood who have themselves (mis)used video cameras in classrooms, the article describes an experimental video film that attempts to intervene in the repetitious production of the banal.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2011
Critical Incidents and Reflection: Turning Points that Challenge the Researcher and Create Opportunities for Knowing
In this article, the authors draw on data from two qualitative research studies that used critical incidents as a device for investigating the nuances of human interaction within two educational settings. The authors look across the two studies to illuminate commonalities as well as differences in their approaches. Through this analysis, the authors demonstrate how the inclusion of critical incidents affords both participants and researchers 'turning points' in ways of thinking about and reflecting upon the complex contexts of their lived experiences.
Updated: Feb. 28, 2011