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Voices From The Field: Preparing Teachers For High Need Schools, Tabitha Dell'Angelo 2016 The College of New Jersey

Voices From The Field: Preparing Teachers For High Need Schools, Tabitha Dell'angelo

The Qualitative Report

It is generally accepted that many new teachers leave the profession within just a few years. The numbers of leavers increase in historically underperforming and under resources schools. This study examines a group of new teachers from a phenomenological perspective. Their experiences are presented through ethno-drama as a way to interact with the data and learn from the experiences of these teachers.


Foundations Of Education Research: Understanding Theoretical Components – A Book Review, Crista K. Banks 2016 University of South Florida

Foundations Of Education Research: Understanding Theoretical Components – A Book Review, Crista K. Banks

The Qualitative Report

The volume of researchers interested in pursuing qualitative methods of research continues to grow. However, the foundational components of qualitative research in education are often confusing and overwhelming for the novice researcher and can often pose challenges for more experienced researchers. Egbert and Sanden (2014) offer an easy to follow format in explaining the foundations and theoretical components of research for all levels of learners.


Using Lenses To Make Sense Of Research: A Review Of Sharon M. Ravitch And Matthew Riggan’S Reason & Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research, Richard Rogers 2016 Columbus State University

Using Lenses To Make Sense Of Research: A Review Of Sharon M. Ravitch And Matthew Riggan’S Reason & Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research, Richard Rogers

The Qualitative Report

Have you or your students ever had questions about conceptual frameworks or found that you used different verbiage when discussing conceptual frameworks? This book succinctly explains conceptual frameworks and how they inform all parts of the research process. Ravitch and Riggan include exemplar empirical studies as models to help readers see the new knowledge in action. They also challenge your thinking and verbiage with conceptual frameworks. If you are a current doctoral student or if you are a researcher about to begin an empirical study, this book will help you create a more rigorous study that links all parts of ...


Exploring The Influence Of Teacher Language On Fourth Grade Students’ Mindsets: A Multi-Case Study, Abby Rau 2016 University of Sioux Falls

Exploring The Influence Of Teacher Language On Fourth Grade Students’ Mindsets: A Multi-Case Study, Abby Rau

The Qualitative Report

With a shift in education today toward increased student talk, collaboration, and ownership of learning, the words that teachers choose to weave throughout their instruction and interactions with students are even more crucial. The purpose of this qualitative multi-case study was to explore the shift in students’ mindsets within an environment thick with process-oriented language with a focus on the inevitability of problems while learning. Research questions focused on the impact of specific teacher language, student reactions to challenging situations, and shifts in student language and perceptions of themselves as learners (mindset). The participants, two male and one female, attended ...


A Descriptive Content Analysis Of The Extent Of Bloom’S Taxonomy In The Reading Comprehension Questions Of The Course Book Q: Skills For Success 4 Reading And Writing, Ömer Gökhan Ulum 2016 University of Hakkari, Turkey

A Descriptive Content Analysis Of The Extent Of Bloom’S Taxonomy In The Reading Comprehension Questions Of The Course Book Q: Skills For Success 4 Reading And Writing, Ömer Gökhan Ulum

The Qualitative Report

Bloom’s taxonomy is probably the most commonly used one among the cognitive process models. It is a classification system that emphasizes the procedures starting from remembering the knowledge to more complex cognitive levels like evaluating the knowledge. Firstly, the aim of this study has been to find out to what extent Bloom’s taxonomy is referred in reading comprehension questions of an English as a Foreign Language course book. With this in mind, the research question To what extent do the reading sections of the EFL course book Q: Skills for Success 4 Reading and Writing cover the lower ...


2016 Primary Election And Caucus Data, Carrie M. Pirmann, Emily Sherwood, Emily Tevebaugh 2016 Bucknell University

2016 Primary Election And Caucus Data, Carrie M. Pirmann, Emily Sherwood, Emily Tevebaugh

Election Data

The data contained in this dataset cover the 2016 Presidential Primary and Caucus election season. Results are reported for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Data were sourced from finalized (certified) state election board results wherever possible. All data is reported at the county level unless otherwise noted. Refer to the 2016 Primary Election Data Sources document for a full list of data sources.

Results for Alaska, Colorado (Democratic only), Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington state are for these states caucuses. The vote totals reported are raw numbers of votes.

Data for North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming is not included ...


Using Paired Depth Interviews To Collect Qualitative Data, Angie D. Wilson, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, LaShondra P. Manning 2016 University of North Texas

Using Paired Depth Interviews To Collect Qualitative Data, Angie D. Wilson, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Lashondra P. Manning

The Qualitative Report

In this manuscript, the authors discuss using paired depth interviews as a method of collecting qualitative data. Paired depth interviewing—also known as paired interviewing—is defined as one researcher interviewing two people together (Houssart & Evens, 2011) for the purposes of collecting information about how the pair perceives the same event or phenomenon (Arksey, 1996). Although this form of interviewing has much potential as a data collection tool, it has received scant attention in the qualitative research literature. Thus, the purpose of this article is to provide a framework for using paired depth interviews as a method of collecting qualitative ...


An Application Of Brand Personality To Green Consumers: A Thematic Analysis, Anitha Acharya, Manish Gupta 2016 Icfai Business School-Hyderabad, Icfai Foundation for Higher Education University

An Application Of Brand Personality To Green Consumers: A Thematic Analysis, Anitha Acharya, Manish Gupta

The Qualitative Report

Green products are increasingly becoming popular in India as a fashion statement. Yet, limited attention has been given to understand why users of green products associate themselves with green brands in India. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the applicability of brand personality to green products. Thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions of green product consumers revealed six dimensions of green brand personality (GBP). GBP is a set of human characteristics associated with a green brand. By focusing on the green brand personality dimensions discovered in this paper, marketing managers can better understand why ...


The Coding Manual For Qualitative Research: A Review, Monica M. Gonzalez 2016 University of South Florida

The Coding Manual For Qualitative Research: A Review, Monica M. Gonzalez

The Qualitative Report

This book review comments on the second edition of Saldaña's (2013) Coding Manual for Qualitative Research. This review discusses the benefits of using this text as a qualitative coding guide and also discusses some perceived limitations. This review is intended to help researchers who are in the process of selecting qualitative coding reference texts.


Economic Contributions Of Atv-Related Activity In Maine, Jonathan Rubin, Charles Morrris 2016 University of Maine - Main

Economic Contributions Of Atv-Related Activity In Maine, Jonathan Rubin, Charles Morrris

Jonathan Rubin

Riding ATVs has become a highly visible recreational activity in Maine. During the 2003/2004 season from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004 there were 59,057 ATVs registered in Maine to 45,561 separate households in Maine and from outside of Maine. During 2004, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine in conjunction with the Maine Department of Conservation conducted a study to determine the total contribution to Maine’s economy that results from the spending related directly to the purchase and use of ATVs in Maine. We also examined the environmental and economic ...


Révision D’Articles De Wikipédia Assistée Par Des Spécialistes, Houcemeddine Turki 2016 Selected Works

Révision D’Articles De Wikipédia Assistée Par Des Spécialistes, Houcemeddine Turki

Houcemeddine Turki

Dans ce travail, on présentera le programme de développement assisté par des spécialistes pour les articles importants et controversables de Wikipedia en tant qu’une méthode alternative et ajustée pour améliorer la plus grande encyclopédie libre au monde. Ce projet consiste à assigner ce type d'articles à développer à quatre contributeurs du projet concerné et chaque contributeur choisira deux spécialistes qui le guideront à bien ajuster l'article. Pour prouver l'efficacité de cette méthode gratuite et étant donné qu'on est des membres du Projet Tunisie, on a essayé d'appliquer cette démarche dans l'article de l ...


The Bureau Of Sociological Research At The University Of Nebraska–Lincoln: A Brief History 1964–2014, Michael R. Hill 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Bureau Of Sociological Research At The University Of Nebraska–Lincoln: A Brief History 1964–2014, Michael R. Hill

Zea E-Books

This volume is a provisional account of the origins and subsequent work of the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL). This study was prepared at the request of Julia McQuillan, Chair of the UNL Department of Sociology and a past BOSR Director, for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Bureau in April 2014.

This study falls within the field known generally as “the sociology of sociology” and this accounts for the devising of a typology of sociologies that delineates the intellectual field of play historically occupied by the Bureau of Sociological Research at the ...


Into The Depths Of Reflexivity And Back Again—When Research Mirrors Personal Experience: A Personal Journey Into The Spaces Of Liminality, Katherine Janzen 2016 Mount Royal University

Into The Depths Of Reflexivity And Back Again—When Research Mirrors Personal Experience: A Personal Journey Into The Spaces Of Liminality, Katherine Janzen

The Qualitative Report

The context of this paper surrounds my Master’s thesis which was written in 2010 related to recovering crack cocaine addicted mothers who had lost custody of their children. Every qualitative thesis has a story attached to it—an impetus for engaging in the research. When the research combines sensitive topics and the research mirrors the experience of the researcher, decisions must be made considering the research processes and methods. This paper explores the reflexive processes that were employed in the 10 months preceding taking my first thesis course. Using the preface of my reflexive journal as data, three themes ...


Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies In Health: A Review, Rikki Mangrum 2016 American Institutes for Research

Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies In Health: A Review, Rikki Mangrum

The Qualitative Report

Participatory Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health is an edited collection of essays on the methodologies, challenges, and opportunities of participatory research. It provides guidance in designing and executing participatory studies, and thoughtful examinations of the ethical and practical issues of research partnerships, with particular attention to marginalized or vulnerable people.


The Impact Of Family Autism Camp On Families And Individuals With Asd, Luchara R. Wallace 2016 Western Michigan University

The Impact Of Family Autism Camp On Families And Individuals With Asd, Luchara R. Wallace

The Qualitative Report

Families of children with disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), often search for opportunities to acquire information about and receive emotional support from others who may have or had similar experiences. An evaluation of the Dakota Black Goose Family Autism Camp sought to determine the impact of the family camp experience. Pre- and Post-Camp surveys were administered upon families’ arrival at Camp and prior to their departure (n=17) to evaluate the overall quality of the program as well as the level of informational and emotional support anticipated and received. Follow-up interviews were completed six months post Camp to ...


University Of Idaho's International Appeal, Tess Fox 2016 University of Idaho

University Of Idaho's International Appeal, Tess Fox

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

The University of Idaho athletic program has turned into a haven for international students seeking one thing: a community.


Beyond The Coding Process: A Review Of Margrit Schreier’S Qualitative Content Analysis In Practice, Shahlaine Dhillon 2016 University of South Florida

Beyond The Coding Process: A Review Of Margrit Schreier’S Qualitative Content Analysis In Practice, Shahlaine Dhillon

The Qualitative Report

Schreier’s work, “Qualitative Content Analysis in Practice,” is a well laid out book for novices that begins in assuming the reader has little to no prior knowledge in the area of content analysis. Schreier introduces the historical, theoretical, and conceptual frames, which lead to the development of content analysis to include analysis beyond just coding. Using within-chapter summaries, key points, and end-of-chapter questions, this book offers opportunities for reflection to ensure the reader has a full understanding of the information presented. Recommended use of this text is as a supplemental text to more seminal works on content analysis or ...


Discourse Analysis: Examining Language Use In Context, Stephen Baffour Adjei 2016 Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Discourse Analysis: Examining Language Use In Context, Stephen Baffour Adjei

Stephen Baffour Adjei

Discourse analysis is paramount in the negotiation and construction of meaning of the social world. Dis cursive psychologists believe that truth is a discursive construction and that the world can be represented in an unlimited number of ways. This paper discusses the importance of context and culture in discursive interactions. The paper discusses knowledge as situated and contingent and thus an explanation of a psychological phenomenon should take into account the context or culture and circumstances of social interactions. The relevance of positioning and intertextuality in discursive interactions and meaning making processes are highlighted. It is further discussed that people ...


Effects Of Classroom-Based Physical Activities On Off-Task Behaviors And Attention: Kindergarten Case Study, Sara Wiebelhaus, Michelle Fryer Hanson 2016 Sioux Falls School District

Effects Of Classroom-Based Physical Activities On Off-Task Behaviors And Attention: Kindergarten Case Study, Sara Wiebelhaus, Michelle Fryer Hanson

The Qualitative Report

The qualitative case study’s purpose was to determine if classroom-based physical activities would affect student off-task behaviors during instruction and students’ perceptions of ability to focus before and after activities. Research questions focused on kindergarteners’ ability to focus after classroom-based physical activity, perceptions of their ability to focus change with implementation of classroom-based physical activity, and effect of classroom-based physical activity on behavior. Kindergarteners were involved in daily activity stations such as jumping on trampolines, walking balance beams, crawling, and hopscotch. Three students were purposively selected as participants. Data were collected using interviews, video recordings, field notes, and off-task ...


New And Innovative Ways Of Engaging Data: A Review Of Davies’ Listening To Children: Being And Becoming, Austin G. Oswald 2016 University of Georgia

New And Innovative Ways Of Engaging Data: A Review Of Davies’ Listening To Children: Being And Becoming, Austin G. Oswald

The Qualitative Report

The growing use of diverse qualitative approaches in the social sciences has lead qualitative researchers to seek new and innovative ways of engaging their data. Davies’ book Listening to Children: Being and Becoming is just that. Listening to Children is a scholarly text intended for an academic audience. Davies applies guiding principles of new materialism in her research and demonstrates how this approach is rich with potential when researching with children. Akin to a how-to-book for new materialism and childhood research, Davies walks her audience through the diverse analytic possibilities of new materialism within the setting of child studies. In ...


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