Methods for sociological inquiry on emotion in educational settings

Bellocchi, Alberto (2015) Methods for sociological inquiry on emotion in educational settings. Emotion Review, 7(2), pp. 151-156.

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Sociological approaches to inquiry on emotion in educational settings are growing. Despite a long tradition of research and theory in disciplines such as psychology and sociology, the methods and approaches for naturalistic investigation of emotion are in a developmental phase in educational settings. In this article, recent empirical studies on emotion in educational contexts are canvassed. The discussion focuses on the use of multiple methods within research conducted in high school and university classrooms highlighting recent methodological progress. The methods discussed include facial expression analysis, verbal and non-verbal conduct, and self-report methods. Analyses drawn from different studies, informed by perspectives from microsociology, highlight the strengths and limitations of any one method. The power and limitations of multi-method approaches is discussed.

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ID Code: 73997
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: emotion, methods, sociology, microsociology, emotional climate, science education, education, naturalistic research, affect, emotion diary, prosody, emotion vocalization, facial expression of emotion, HERN, emotional experience, affective experience, emotional response, emotional development, emotional patterns, emotional attitudes, affective behaviour, affective measures, affective education
DOI: 10.1177/1754073914554775
ISSN: 1754-0739
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology (160808)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2014 23:14
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 15:40

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