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Showing papers in "International Journal of Social Research Methodology in 2021"


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TL;DR: Fully qualitative surveys, which prioritise qualitative research values, harness the rich potential of qualitative data, have much to offer qualitative researchers, especially given online deli deli chains as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Fully qualitative surveys, which prioritise qualitative research values, and harness the rich potential of qualitative data, have much to offer qualitative researchers, especially given online deli...

411 citations


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TL;DR: A scoping review is a type of literature review that analyzes the evidence and synthesises the evidence in a particular topic area to determine whether or not a book should be classified as recommendable for publication.
Abstract: Literature reviews generally analyse and synthesis the evidence (or lack thereof) in a particular topic area and they are an increasingly popular form of scholarly activity. The scoping review is a...

102 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors move beyond the focus on explicits and explore a broader range of topics, and propose a qualitative interview method aiming at gaining information about or exploring a specific field of action.
Abstract: Expert interviews are a widely-used qualitative interview method often aiming at gaining information about or exploring a specific field of action. This paper wants to move beyond the focus on expl...

88 citations


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TL;DR: Context is a key concept in developing realist causal explanations but its conceptualisation has received comparatively less attention as mentioned in this paper, and we conducted a review to explore how context is conceptualised. But this review focused on causal explanations.
Abstract: Context is a key concept in developing realist causal explanations but its conceptualisation has received comparatively less attention. We conducted a review to explore how context is conceptualise...

62 citations


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TL;DR: It is proposed that the use of NVivo in realist approaches can help structure the iterative and by nature ‘messy’ process of generating, refining and testing complex programme theories when drawing on multiple data sources simultaneously, which increases its rigour and transparency.
Abstract: There have been several calls for more transparency in realist methods, particularly in the complex process of programme theory development and refinement. This paper will describe the way in which...

48 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a literature review based on 29 studies (2008-2020) investigates and compiles existing research to identify possibilities and limbers of Covid-19 has changed the way research can be conducted.
Abstract: Covid-19 has changed the way research can be conducted. The present literature review, based on 29 studies (2008–2020), investigates and compiles existing research to identify possibilities and lim...

47 citations


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TL;DR: Findings indicate that reporting practices of CIS key features are suboptimal and recommend that authors better document their CIS to increase the transparency of their study and suggest authors to rely on described guidelines to select and conduct their CIS.
Abstract: The importance of the critical interpretive synthesis (CIS) to review quantitative and qualitative research, and to critically develop new theory, is increasingly recognized and evidenced by the in...

40 citations


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TL;DR: A systematic comparison of video-based dyadic interviews and focus groups using newly developed tools for evaluating the success of one way of doing focus groups over another finds most of the advantages that were located favoured two-person over four-person groups.
Abstract: The article introduces a systematic comparison of video-based dyadic interviews and focus groups using newly developed tools for evaluating the success of one way of doing focus groups over another

37 citations


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TL;DR: Four possible strategies to bring social complexity back on focus when performing QCA are identified: the use of thick case descriptions; the opening of the black box of conditions, by stacking and/or by developing them in a grounded manner; the integration of time in the method itself; and the combination of QCA with other, more time-sensitive methods.
Abstract: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is said to be a method that can be used to uncover social complexity. However, this complexity is often ‘missing in action’ in actual empirical applications of the method. We aim to rearticulate the properties of social and causal complexity in their relationship to QCA. We first discuss the reasons why this relationship is not fully articulated in the current research. Rooted in a realist understanding of social emergence, we identify four possible strategies to bring social complexity back on focus when performing QCA: the use of thick case descriptions; the opening of the black box of conditions, by stacking and/or by developing them in a grounded manner; the integration of time in the method itself; and the combination of QCA with other, more time-sensitive methods.

28 citations


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TL;DR: A systematic framework with a foundation of generic queries is proposed to emphasize the omnipresence and importance of translation decisions in research as well as the latter’s contribution to scientific rigor.
Abstract: Translation into another language to enable understanding (of concepts or phenomena) is a basic cultural technique and a prerequisite for international research. Translation decisions inevitably sh...

26 citations


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TL;DR: Convenience sampling dominates social science research, but there is a paucity of studies comparing the impact of sample source type based on composite-based theoretical model relationships.
Abstract: Convenience sampling dominates social science research. But there is a paucity of studies comparing the impact of sample source type based on composite-based theoretical model relationships. This s...

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TL;DR: In this paper, non-Indigenous researchers have contributed to colonisation by research based on Western positivistic philosophical frameworks and this approach led to disembodying knowledge from Indige...
Abstract: Historically, non-Indigenous researchers have contributed to colonisation by research based on Western positivistic philosophical frameworks. This approach led to disembodying knowledge from Indige...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors explore the co-production of research as creative, speculative, and eventful rather than as research processes determined by equality, empowerment, and social justice.
Abstract: This article explores the co-production of research as creative, speculative, and eventful rather than as research processes determined by equality, empowerment and social justice. There are persua...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors explore how ontologies may translate practically into social research methodologies and explore how these may translate into new materialist and posthuman ontologies, with growing social science interest in ontologies.
Abstract: With growing social science interest in new materialist and posthuman ontologies, it is timely to explore how these may translate practically into social research methodologies. This task is compli...

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TL;DR: Vignettes effectively elicit stimulus responses, examine individual cognitions, and explore novel or sensitive topics as discussed by the authors, while information and communicati cati cation is provided by the author.
Abstract: Consisting of brief and evocative scenarios, vignettes effectively elicit stimulus responses, examine individual cognitions, and explore novel or sensitive topics. While information and communicati...

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TL;DR: The authors argue that the outcomes of such reviews are affected by the choice of bibbers, and that the outcome of a review is influenced by the bias of the reviewer and the reviewer.
Abstract: Systematic literature reviews are common in social research for integrating and synthesising existing research. This paper argues that the outcomes of such reviews are affected by the choice of bib...

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TL;DR: The research note concludes that the opportunity to search the internet for information during discussion makes this method rather unsuitable for elicitating participants’ knowledge and attitudes.
Abstract: Online research methods have become increasingly important over the past decades. However, there is still a lack of research on the potential advantages and disadvantages of certain qualitative onl...

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TL;DR: A technique blending the best practices of systematic social observation and event modeling for deconstructing body-worn cameras, or other recorded observational data is introduced, summarizes the value of this integrated technique, and provides guidance on different analytical approaches.
Abstract: The growth of multimedia and increasing archival of this footage by public safety agencies presents as a watershed moment in converting this footage into actionable data that can inform and improve...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemics on older people's lives were investigated, and a qualitative study was conducted to understand the impact of the pandemic on older adults.
Abstract: There is an urgent need to understand the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemics on older people’s lives. However, conducting qualitative research is challenging, because of the shortage of guideli...

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TL;DR: Research about dying is viewed as inherently sensitive because of how death is perceived in many societies as discussed by the authors, and such framing assumes participants are "vulnerable" and at risk of "harm" from research.
Abstract: Research about dying is viewed as inherently sensitive because of how death is perceived in many societies. Such framing assumes participants are ‘vulnerable’ and at risk of ‘harm’ from research. S...

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TL;DR: The authors examined the role of cognitive skills (more specifically literacy skills) as measured in large-scale assessment, and found that selective nonresponse can introduce bias in longitudinal surveys, and that literacy skills were more important than cognitive skills.
Abstract: Selective nonresponse can introduce bias in longitudinal surveys. The present study examines the role of cognitive skills (more specifically, literacy skills), as measured in large-scale assessment...

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TL;DR: The perspective of people with dementia, particularly late-stage dementia, is often excluded from research, even from methods like Participatory Action Research (PAR), which aim to democratise rese...
Abstract: The perspective of people with dementia, particularly late-stage dementia, is often excluded from research, even from methods like Participatory Action Research (PAR), which aim to democratise rese...

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors attempted to reengage n =990 families in a five-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial of an early childhood parenting intervention.
Abstract: Participant attrition is a significant challenge for longitudinal studies, particularly those involving disadvantaged populations. We attempted to re-engage n = 990 families in a five-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial of an early childhood parenting intervention. Tracing was attempted for n = 90/990 (9.1%) uncontactable participants. Evidence for the identification of a matching Facebook profile was classified as strong, moderate or weak. A private message was sent to those with strong evidence (n = 63/90, 70.0%), of which 32 responded, 22 agreed to participate and 19 provided data. Compared to participants engaged using traditional methods, those re-engaged through Facebook were more likely at initial recruitment to have a younger child (p =.02), to be a single parent (p =.04), less educated (p <.001), lower income (p =.01) and in an unemployed household (p <.001). Findings suggest that social media can be an effective engagement tool, helping to minimise overall and selective attrition in longitudinal studies, particularly for hard-to-reach populations.

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Guri Tyldum1
Abstract: Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a methodology for sampling and analysing survey data from rare and elusive populations that has gained increasing attention in migration research in recent years

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TL;DR: In this paper, the implementation of emojis as responses within survey research, measuring attitudes towards mathematics in children aged 8 and 9 years old, was considered, and participants answered two...
Abstract: This article considers the implementation of Emojis as responses within survey research, measuring attitudes towards mathematics in children aged eight and nine years old. Participants answered two...

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TL;DR: This paper used research with Indigenous Māori women to explain the research interface to bring together Indigenous and Euro-Western ways of knowing, which required using an Indigenous woman as an interpreter.
Abstract: In this paper, we use research with Indigenous Māori women to explain the research interface to bring together Indigenous and Euro-Western ways of knowing. Our research required using an Indigenous...

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TL;DR: The COVID-19 study as mentioned in this paper has required researchers to change methods to better reflect the new realities of social distancing, sheltering in place, and the use of extended quarantines to isolate from the community.
Abstract: COVID-19 has required researchers to change methods to better reflect the new realities of social distancing, sheltering in place, and the use of extended quarantines to isolate from the community....

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TL;DR: Theoretical frameworks add depth to research and increase the transferability of findings as mentioned in this paper. Unfortunately, theory application within interprofessional research is often ad hoc, superficial and poorl...
Abstract: Theoretical frameworks add depth to research and increase the transferability of findings. Unfortunately, theory application within interprofessional research is often ad hoc, superficial and poorl...

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TL;DR: This paper assess the case for a decline in the use of survey data in the social sciences during a period in which conventional survey research has faced existential challenges to its ongoing feasibility and feasibility.
Abstract: We assess the case for a decline in the use of survey data in the social sciences during a period in which conventional survey research has faced existential challenges to its ongoing feasibility a...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors identify four distinct viewpoints on leadership in co-production, offering competing perspectives on the practice of leadership, how questions of power should be addressed and contrasting purposes, emphasizing creativity, outcomes, vision or equality.
Abstract: Co-production of research has been promoted, but raises many challenges for academic research, including how to balance between scientific methods and the normative values associated with co-production. Involving the public and other stakeholders can imply different purposes for undertaking research, and different perspectives on how to do it. Who leads, and how, can influence how these disputed issues of purpose, practice, and power, are handled. A gap has been identified on the ‘hidden politics’ of leadership in co-produced research. The Q-methodology study presented in this paper offered a means to interrogate the different perspectives on leadership in co-produced research. Through systematic, comparative and empirically-grounded analysis, we identified four distinct viewpoints on leadership in co-production, offering competing perspectives on the practice of leadership, how questions of power should be addressed and contrasting purposes, emphasizing: creativity, outcomes, vision or equality. In reflecting on their divergence, as well as points of commonality, we demonstrate the value of centring questions of otherwise ‘hidden’ politics in debates on co-production and leadership. Our research offers theoretical advance in understanding how leadership in co-production is contested, and practical utility in offering heuristics to help navigate the messy realities of co-production.