MISC

査読有り 最終著者
2011年

Archiving Self-Access : Methodological considerations

Asian EFL Journal
  • Adamson John Lindsay
  • ,
  • Brown Howard
  • ,
  • Fujimoto-Adamson Naoki

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2
開始ページ
11
終了ページ
33
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
出版者・発行元
Asian EFL Journal Press

This study has illustrated how a long-term ethnographic approach of archiving data and profiling its key participants represents an effective means of revealing perceptions of a new Self-Access Learning Center (SALC) within a university in Japan. This on-going process of conducting qualitative interviews and conversational narratives with center staff, accompanied by student questionnaires, has required methodological reduction of the large amount of ensuing data. Such a process is achieved by a combination of crystallization of themes emerging from dialogues, and analysis of questionnaire data from various perspectives. This methodology reflects the researchers' wishes to investigate the self-access center where they work in a manner more locally situated, co-constructive and, importantly, in one which accords voice and agency to peripheral SALC stakeholders. As a study for the purpose of the continuous improvement of practice, the triangulated methodology employed to gather and analyze data can be adopted by other self-access centers seeking a rich, diverse body of evidence and an analytical framework to respond to the pedagogical and institutional environment where they operate.

リンク情報
CiNii Articles
http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/120006584570
URL
http://id.nii.ac.jp/1661/00000193/

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