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Wellbeing In Schools: Research Project: Improving Approaches To Wellbeing In Schools: What Role Does Recognition Play? Final Report: Volume One, Anne Graham, R Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Powell, Nigel Thomas, Donnah L. Anderson, Nadine E. White, Catharine A. Simmons Dec 2016

Wellbeing In Schools: Research Project: Improving Approaches To Wellbeing In Schools: What Role Does Recognition Play? Final Report: Volume One, Anne Graham, R Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Powell, Nigel Thomas, Donnah L. Anderson, Nadine E. White, Catharine A. Simmons

Nadine E White

Volume One of the Final Report for t he Australian Research Council Linkage Project ‘Improving approaches to wellbeing in schools: What role does recognition play?’.


Selecting Criteria To Evaluate Qualitative Research, Maria T. Northcote Dec 2016

Selecting Criteria To Evaluate Qualitative Research, Maria T. Northcote

Maria Northcote

While the evaluation of quantitative research frequently depends on judgements based on the “holy trinity” of objectivity, reliability and validity (Spencer, Ritchie, Lewis, & Dillon, 2003, p. 59), applying these traditional criteria to qualitative research is not always a “good fit” (Schofield, 2002). Instead, educational researchers who engage in qualitative research have suggested various sets of alternative criteria including: transferability, generalisability, ontological authenticity, reciprocity, dependability, confirmability, reflexivity, fittingness, vitality and, even, sacredness and goodness (Creswell, 2002; Garman, 1996; Guba & Lincoln, 1989; Patton, 2002; Spencer et al., 2003; Stige, Malterud, & Midtgarden, 2009). While over one hundred sets of qualitative research criteria have been identified (Stige et al., 2009), some researchers warn against the absolute application of any criteria to qualitative research which is, by its nature, wide‐ranging and varied, and does not necessarily lend itself to the straightforward application of any evaluation criteria. Nevertheless, whether or not criteria are applied at all in the research evaluation process, postgraduate students face a number of decisions associated with the process of evaluating qualitative research: 1) whether or not to adopt a set of appraisal criteria; 2) which criteria to select, if criteria are used; and 3) how to apply alternative approaches to criteria‐focused evaluation. These decisions often require a paradigm shift (Khun, 1962) in the way postgraduate students perceive and approach their research. The messiness and complexity associated with such decisions can be confronting. This paper examines a number of approaches used by researchers to evaluate qualitative investigations in educational ...


Wellbeing In Schools: Research Project: Improving Approaches To Wellbeing In Schools: What Role Does Recognition Play? Final Report: Volume Two, Anne Graham, Robyn Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Powell, Nigel Thomas, Donnah L. Anderson, Nadine E. White, Catharine A. Simmons Dec 2016

Wellbeing In Schools: Research Project: Improving Approaches To Wellbeing In Schools: What Role Does Recognition Play? Final Report: Volume Two, Anne Graham, Robyn Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Powell, Nigel Thomas, Donnah L. Anderson, Nadine E. White, Catharine A. Simmons

Nadine E White

Volume Two of the Final Report for the Australian Research Council Linkage Project ‘Improving approaches to wellbeing in schools: What role does recognition play?’ This Volume is to be read in conjunction with Volumes One, Three and Four of the Final Report.


Wellbeing In Schools: Research Project: Improving Approaches To Wellbeing In Schools: What Role Does Recognition Play? Final Report: Volume Three, Anne Graham, Robyn Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Powell, Nigel Thomas, Donnah L. Anderson, Nadine E. White, Catharine A. Simmons Dec 2016

Wellbeing In Schools: Research Project: Improving Approaches To Wellbeing In Schools: What Role Does Recognition Play? Final Report: Volume Three, Anne Graham, Robyn Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Powell, Nigel Thomas, Donnah L. Anderson, Nadine E. White, Catharine A. Simmons

Nadine E White

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Wellbeing In Schools: Research Project: Improving Approaches To Wellbeing In Schools: What Role Does Recognition Play? Final Report: Volume Four, Anne Graham, Robyn Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Powell, Nigel Thomas, Donnah L. Anderson, Nadine E. White, Catharine A. Simmons Dec 2016

Wellbeing In Schools: Research Project: Improving Approaches To Wellbeing In Schools: What Role Does Recognition Play? Final Report: Volume Four, Anne Graham, Robyn Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Powell, Nigel Thomas, Donnah L. Anderson, Nadine E. White, Catharine A. Simmons

Nadine E White

This report is Volume Four of the Final Report for the Australian Research Council Linkage Project ‘Improving approaches to wellbeing in schools: What role does recognition play?’


Action Research: Informing Professional Practice Within Schools, Gregory Hine, Shane D. Lavery May 2016

Action Research: Informing Professional Practice Within Schools, Gregory Hine, Shane D. Lavery

Gregory S.C. Hine

This research paper explores the experiences of three teacher-researchers, ‘Simone’, ‘Damian’ and ‘Michael’, who undertook an action research project in their respective schools as part of their postgraduate studies. The paper initially outlines the construct of action research in the light of its applicability to educational research. Particular reference is made to the benefits of action research for those in the teaching profession as well as to several challenges associated with action research. What then follows is the design of the case study methodology that was used to examine the individual experiences of Simone, Damian and Michael. The research used ...