The International Journal of Research & Method in Education aims to further international discourse in education with a particular focus on method. The journal publishes contributions which provide evidence of unusual or new methods of educational research. There have been considerable advances in development and application of advanced quantitative methods including Bayesian methods, resampling methods, evaluation studies and measurement approaches (including Item response theory and Rasch modelling in particular) and education researchers are showing increasing interest in working with large-scale secondary/ administrative datasets, longitudinal cohort studies, big and open data. The journal is looking to publish a guest-edited Special Issue on the theme of Developments in advanced quantitative research methods in education in 2020.
Proposals of no more than three pages should indicate:
- the guest editors and their involvement with the topic
- the rationale and timeliness of the proposed theme and the anticipated contribution the special issue will make to methodological debates, including problematizing application of some of advanced quantitative methods
- indicative contents and range of contributors (this should be international in orientation)
- A brief CV for the guest editor(s) should also be attached.
Thinking ahead, interested editors should note:
- the special issue of 6-8 papers should total 116 pages and include 1-2 book reviews and an editorial that will provide a ‘state of play’ introduction to methodological issues and methods addressed
- guest editors are responsible for working with the regular editors to maintain the quality and schedule for the issue
- guest editors will nominate reviewers and select the papers for the final submission.