What Are the ‘Other Methods’?
Novel and creative approaches are increasingly employed in educational research and school evaluations for a number of reasons:
- The data acquired can significantly enrich the overall research process and the credibility of its findings.
- They are instrumental in overcoming challenges associated with accessing participants' views (see Elliot et al., 2007; Moore et al., 2008).
- They effectively serve as a springboard or ‘prompts for discussion’ for getting the primary data (Bailey et al., 2009; Bryman, 2004: 312).
- They are a useful means for triangulating ...