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Qualitative Data – Triangulation

Posted by Hugh on May 1, 2015 in Lit Review, Project |

Triangulation is the method of viewing things from more than one perspective (Denscombe, 2010) and can help cross checking of more than one source of data in a study (Bryman, 2012; Bell, 2010). Triangulation takes multiple sources of information and maps one one set of data onto another to give a more comprehensive, accurate representation […]

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Qualitative Data – Coding

Posted by Hugh on May 1, 2015 in Lit Review, Project |

Qualitative data collected from my focus groups has to be analysed and interpreted to establish the common patterns throughout (Miles et. al., 2014; Creswell, 2013; Buchanan & Bryman, 2012; Flick, 2007). This is referred to as coding or categorising (interchangeable terms) and is a key stage in qualitative research (Bryman, 2012) and the categories must be applicable […]

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Survey and Questionnaire Design

Posted by Hugh on November 11, 2014 in Lit Review, Project, References |

Surveys give a snapshot of people’s thinking at a given point in time and collecting factual information relating to groups of people (Denscombe, 2010). Questionnaires are one of the most widely used means of collecting data (Rowley, 2014). A sample population is a sub-group of the entire population (Denscombe, 2010). In my survey the entire […]

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Focus Groups

Posted by Hugh on September 5, 2014 in Lit Review, Project |

A Focus Group is a group on individual convened for research purposes that relies on the discussions to generate data (Barbour, 2007). Focus groups can be useful in gauging the extent to which there is a shared view amongst a small group of people (Denscombe, 2010). Cousins (2009) agree focus groups can be enriched by […]

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What is Social Constructionism?

Posted by Hugh on April 1, 2014 in Lit Review, Project |

Moodle is based on social constructionism which is its pedagogy (‘Moodle.org: About Moodle, Pedagogy’) Crotty (1998) helps with the constructionism part stating that meaning is ‘constructed by human beings as they engage with the world they are interpreting’ (p. 42). Grix (2002) deals with the social aspect saying ‘social phenomena and their meanings are continually […]

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Cognitive Load Theory

Posted by Hugh on December 6, 2013 in Instructional Design and eAuthoring, Lit Review, Project |

In cognitive psychology, cognitive load is the load related to the executive control of working memory (WM). Theories contend that during complex learning activities the amount of information and interactions that must be processed simultaneously can either under-load, or overload the finite amount of working memory one possesses. All elements must be processed before meaningful learning can continue (Paas el […]

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