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EDEV_507 Week 9_4

Your decision to concentrate on a grounded theory study, phenomenological analysis seems practical given the limitations imposed by the EdD structure. In doing so, you can avoid the theoretical issues that potentially mar MMR studies (Bryman, 2009; Teddlie & Tashakkori, … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 9_3

Thank you for your clear explanation of your understanding of MMR. I have a question for you, though. You say; “Mixed methods research is not intrinsically superior to single method or single strategy research” (Alexandrou, 2016); then, in the same … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 9_2

You make a solid argument for the use of mixed methods research (MMR). However, I found a few of the statements you made puzzling. Perhaps you could elucidate on their implications? I’m not sure why it is “usually preferable to … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 9_1

It depends on what you mean by ‘macro’. Creswell (2009) uses the term ‘macro’ in two distinct ways. The first way derives from Neuman (2014) who, in accordance with most uses of ‘macro’ (e.g. see the entries in Denzin & … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 9 Initial Post

Epistemic cognition (EC) is a field with over fifty years of literature (Greene, Sandoval, & Bråten, 2016). The genesis, development and maturity of EC research may be regarded as a model for a longitudinal mixed methods research design, so I … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 8_6

Here’s my take on the variable/category issue. As usual, much of the confusion arises from similar terminology being used in different ways. In virtually all stats textbooks, the term quantitative ‘variable’ is explained as something that can ‘vary’ and that … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 8_5

Thanks for the clarification. Actually, I had assumed that you would have collected both qual and quan information as you later mentioned. That bit didn’t worry me. (But José is right to make us clarify and articulate as many of … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 8_3

Hi José, Yes, I’m delighted with the weekend’s conference, but I’m a bit worried about the extra work that it has brought up. Thanks for responding to my question. I’d like to comment on this proposition. “[T]he development and use … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 8_2

Indeed I am much more attuned to sociology than either social-psychology or psychology. In fact, I see epistemic cognition (EC) as a tool to understand one aspect of the educational context in which I find myself. My initial interest was … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 8_1

My image of Qatar is of a hot, dry, arid country. Is there the infrastructure to deal with heavy rain? Still, given the precipitation, you ask some very good questions. I’ll respond to them on this very long bullet train … Continue reading

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