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  1. Methods Case Studies

    Access to Dental and Health Care in a Mobile Setting: A Cross-Sectional, Quantitative Research Study

    Ayana Conway

    (2016)

    This case study describes lessons learned during 3 years of planning and implementing a field survey using digital data collection and analysis tools. The Free Dental and Health Clinic is a campus–community–corporate partnership that offers professional services to all who attend the ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305015604587

    Methods: Cross-sectional data analysis , Survey data analysis

  2. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Online Text-Based Group Interviews: Exploring Learner Experience in a Virtual World

    Carina Girvan

    (2016)

    Online group interviews are an uncommon form of data collection. While there is increasing interest in online data collection techniques in general, the traditional small-group interview is difficult to transpose into an online ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473958821

    Methods: Group interview

    Data Types: Group Transcripts

  3. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Online Postings: Exploring Television Fandom and Identity

    Rebecca Williams

    (2016)

    This exemplar discusses how research into television fandom was conducted, with specific focus on how fans reacted to the ending of favourite television programmes (see Williams, 2015). Since the research was focused on a range of ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473958814

    Methods: Document analysis , Online survey

    Data Types: Website Posts

  4. Methods Case Studies

    An Auto-Ethnographic Research Degree: Crafting Twice-Told Tales of Practice in Dialogue with Your Published (or Unpublished) Writings

    Sally Denshire

    (2016)

    In 2006, I commenced a doctoral project on my life as an occupational therapist. I was interested to find out how auto-ethnography could contribute to understanding professional practice and, in particular, the published work of experienced practitioners. My approach of crafting twice...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305015595366

    Methods: Auto-ethnography

  5. Methods Case Studies

    Art-Based Organic Inquiry: Creative Expression with Natural Materials

    Dorit Netzer & Minyoung Chang

    (2016)

    This case is an example for an art-based organic inquiry, a qualitative method that incorporates heuristic and transpersonal features. This study honored the participants' lived experiences, while they engaged in creative expression with conventional art and natural materials as means...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305015602455

    Methods: Artistic inquiry , Thematic analysis

  6. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Focus Group Data: Higher Education Lecturers and Their Thoughts on Seminars

    Jamie Harding

    (2015)

    This example will demonstrate what techniques can be applied, and what skills are needed, in the analysis of focus group transcripts. This example will concentrate on the analysis of a single focus group. The focus group d...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473942165

    Methods: Focus groups

    Data Types: Focus Group Transcripts

  7. SRM Datasets

    ANCOVA and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (1998): General Knowledge Performance in Kindergarten in the U.S.

    The Odum Institute

    (2015)

    This dataset example introduces readers to Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). This method allows researchers to compare the means of a single continuous variable for two or more subsets of the data based on values of a categorical variable. The purpose is to evaluate whether the means f...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473942882

    Methods: Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)

    Data Types: Survey

  8. SRM Datasets

    ANCOVA and the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (2012): Home Value, Home Size, and Central Heating in Russia

    The Odum Institute

    (2015)

    This dataset example introduces readers to Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). This method allows researchers to compare the means of a single continuous variable for two or more subsets of the data based on values of a categorical variable to evaluate whether the means for each subset a...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473942622

    Methods: Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)

    Data Types: Survey

  9. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Duoethnography: Embodiment, Style and Tacit Knowledge in Capoeira

    Sara Delamont & Neil Stephens

    (2015)

    Ethnographers are committed to the study of the everyday life of people and groups. Classically, ethnography has been conducted by a single researcher, sometimes called ‘The Lone Ranger Ethnographer’, in a single setting (see Paul ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473938052

    Methods: Ethnography

    Data Types: Ethnographic Fieldnotes

  10. SRM Datasets

    Audio Methods: Analysing Field Recordings of Electronic Voices in Athens and Glasgow

    Michael Gallagher

    (2015)

    Field recordings are audio recordings of the varied sounds of the world, produced outside of acoustically controlled spaces. As a research method, field recording offers intriguing possibilities for researchers interested in the sonic aspe...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781506324524

    Methods: Tape-recording

    Data Types: Audio Files

  11. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Semi-Structured Interviews: Understanding Family Experience of Rare Disease and Genetic Risk

    Rebecca Dimond

    (2015)

    This dataset exemplar focuses on the analysis of semi-structured interviews, taking a thematic, grounded theory approach. The extracts provided are from interviews conducted as part of a project that aimed to explore the experience ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473947467

    Methods: Semi-structured interviews

    Data Types: Interview Transcripts

  12. SRM Datasets

    ANCOVA and the Eurobarometer (63.1, Jan-Feb 2005): Country Differences in Attitudes to Science

    Nick Allum

    (2015)

    This dataset example introduces ANCOVA (Analysis of Covariance). This method allows researchers to compare the means of a single variable for more than two subsets of the data to evaluate whether the means for each subset are statistically significantly different from each other or no...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473937819

    Methods: Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)

    Data Types: Survey

  13. SRM Datasets

    Analysing Atrocity Stories: Children's School Transfer to Big School

    Sara Delamont

    (2015)

    This exemplar focuses on how to analyse a particular sub-genre of contemporary folklore, often called urban legends (Brunvand, 2005, Bennett and Smith, 2007), from one structuralist perspective common in folklore studies and cultural ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473938069

    Methods: Document analysis

    Data Types: Short Document

  14. Methods Case Studies

    Applying Organizational Leadership Theory to Evaluate a Community College Orientation and Preparation Program with Predominantly Latino/a Students: Qualitative Interviews in a Service-Learning Project

    Luis M. Andrade, Angela Hoppe Nagao, Esmeralda Medrano, Josephine Macharia Lowe & Ding-Jo Currie

    (2015)

    In this case study, a team of doctoral students—Luis M. Andrade, Angela Hoppe Nagao, Esmeralda Medrano, and Josephine Macharia Lowe—in a community college leadership program participated in a service-learning field project as part of an...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014554890

    Methods: Probability sampling , Methodology , Theory , Interviews , Focus groups , Qualitative research , Participation

  15. Methods Case Studies

    Above the Drum: A Study of Visual Imagery Used to Represent the Changes in Hip-Hop

    Crystal LaVoulle

    (2015)

    This case seeks to add to the growing research on the hip-hop culture and the importance of visual images in qualitative research. This study explores the use of visual imagery as a tool for describing the changes that have led to hip-h...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014536125

    Methods: Visual research , Sampling , Partnership , Qualitative research , Photo elicitation , Video research , Narrative analysis , Documentary research

  16. Methods Case Studies

    Analysing Public Disposal Behaviour: Observational Research

    Emma Williams

    (2015)

    To demonstrate the logistical and ethical challenges that confront observational researchers, this case study presents the background, design, piloting and fieldwork stages of an observational project that dealt with a large number of ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014554894

    Methods: Structured observation , Variables , Research ethics , Research design , Observational research , Reliability , Participant observation , Language , Questionnaires , Observational methods , Covert research , Validity

  17. Methods Case Studies

    Analysing Legal Transcripts: Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Transcripts from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

    Kristen Perrin

    (2014)

    This case study demonstrates the benefits of cognitive linguistic methods in the analysis of legal transcripts, in particular, the applications of discourse space theory, a recent cognitive linguistic theory developed by ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014535900

    Methods: Discourse analysis , Theory , Document analysis , Transcript , Secondary data analysis

  18. Methods Case Studies

    Assessing the Impact of a Community Program for Young Girls: Literature Review, Questionnaire Survey Methods, and Survey Data Analysis

    Rachael Jurek & Kirsten Isgro

    (2014)

    This case study shares the research process of one upper level undergraduate research methods course for Communication Studies and Public Relations students at a mid-sized public college in the Northeastern United States. As ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014530360

    Methods: Coding , Research ethics , Quantitative research , Literature review , Multiple realities , Secondary data analysis , Survey data analysis

  19. Methods Case Studies

    Action Research: Supporting the Developmentally Disabled and Their Caregivers

    Sherri Melrose

    (2014)

    In 2012, I worked with agencies serving the developmentally disabled to implement and evaluate a mental health promotion intervention. Responding to the problem of managing clients' mental illness mainly through crisis ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013500015

    Methods: Evaluation research , Thematic analysis , Interviews , Intervention study , Action research

  20. Methods Case Studies

    Akwe:kon

    Rebecca Maldonado Moore

    (2014)

    American Indian higher education in the United States has evolved within paternalistic, hierarchical decision-making policies and practices based on complex sociopolitical and cultural factors since the 1600s. Indigenous ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013520672

    Methods: Participatory action research , Evaluation research , Electronic Surveys , Interviews , Archival research , Document analysis , Audit Trail , Snowball sampling

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