Interviewing for Education and Social Science Research

The Gateway Approach

Author: Carolyn Lunsford Mears

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230623778

Category: Education

Page: 221

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This volume introduces a fresh approach to research using a narrator-centred method, which provides a means for researchers to access the often hidden human responses about a situation so that those who make decisions and write policy may become better informed about the true impact of their actions on the individuals involved.

Interviewing for Education and Social Science Research

The Gateway Approach

Author: C. Mears

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230612372

Category: Education

Page: 221

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Finalist for the 2010 "OUTSTANDING BOOK AWARD" from the American Educational Research Association’s Qualitative SIG. This volume introduces a fresh approach to research, using strategies adapted from oral history and educational criticism to traverse the boundaries of human experience, and bring to light matters of concern to education and social science researchers. This narrator-centered method, a by-product of the author’s award-winning investigation into the aftermath of the Columbine tragedy, provides a means for researchers to access the often hidden human responses and perceptions about an event or situation so that those who make decisions and write policy may become better informed about the true impact of their actions on the individuals involved.

Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

Author: James Arthur

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 0857020390

Category: Education

Page: 417

View: 1886

Using a variety of methodological approaches and research techniques in education, this book provides students with the theoretical understandings, practical knowledge and skills which they need to carry out independent research. The editors bring together an array of international contributors, all of whom identify key research methodologies, data collection tools and analysis methods, and focus on the direct comparisons between them. The chapters cover the full range of methods and methodologies, including internet research, mixed methods research, and the various modes of ethnographic research. Online support materials include tips on how to use the book, and links to useful websites, societies and research organizations.

Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma

Advice Based on Experience

Author: C. Mears

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137010827

Category: Education

Page: 233

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Teachers in schools where students have experienced trauma face particularly difficult challenges, for how is a teacher to promote academic growth and attainment of educational goals in such a situation? Provides advice, understanding, and proven strategies for meeting the challenges that must be faced after a traumatic experience.

Survey Automation

Report and Workshop Proceedings

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Oversight Committee for the Workshop on Survey Automation

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309168031

Category: Computers

Page: 274

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For over 100 years, the evolution of modern survey methodologyâ€"using the theory of representative sampling to make interferences from a part of the population to the wholeâ€"has been paralleled by a drive toward automation, harnessing technology and computerization to make parts of the survey process easier, faster, and better. The availability of portable computers in the late 1980s ushered in computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), in which interviewers administer a survey instrument to respondents using a computerized version of the questionnaire on a portable laptop computer. Computer assisted interviewing (CAI) methods have proven to be extremely useful and beneficial in survey administration. However, the practical problems encountered in documentation and testing CAI instruments suggest that this is an opportune time to reexamine not only the process of developing CAI instruments but also the future directions of survey automation writ large.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The Old Religion in a New World

The History of North American Christianity

Author: Mark A. Noll

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802849489

Category: History

Page: 340

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With some exceptions, Noll (Christian thought, Wheaton College, Illinois) focuses on the chronological development of Christianity in the United States, although he does include a comparative chapter on Canada and Mexico. Synthesizing the work of other scholars, Noll describes the activities and bel

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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