College of Education
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(2014-10-18)People’s thoughts and opinions are formed by experience – their personal contact with and observations of people and events. Focus groups are often used in evaluation as a qualitative method to collect information about ...
Practical Challenges and Strategies for Randomised Control Trials in Agricultural Extension and Other Development Programmes (Routledge, 2014)Randomised control trials (RCTs) can yield information about the effectiveness of agricultural extension and other development programmes, facilitating cost–benefit analyses and policy decisions under resource constraints. ...
(SAGE, 2014)In evaluation and applied social research, focus groups may be used to gather different kinds of evidence (e.g., opinion, tacit knowledge). In this article, we argue that making focus group design choices explicitly in ...
(SAGE, 2012)Findings derived from self-reported, structured survey questionnaires are commonly used in evaluation and applied research to inform policy-making and program decisions. Although there are a variety of issues related to ...
Think, talk, read and write better English: improving L2 literacy skills of Malaysian schoolchildren through collaborative reasoning (2015-01-21)This quasi-experiment study reports on the improvement in oral and written skills of Malaysian schoolchildren who generally struggle in English literacy attainment and have very limited opportunities for extended talk in ...