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Getting the boys involved : using an interactive questionnaire to investigate Grade 6 boys’ writing

dc.contributor.authorMather, Nazaranaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRule, Peteren_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-01T06:56:17Z
dc.date.available2017-12-01T06:56:17Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationMather, N. & Rule, P. 2017. Getting the boys involved : using an interactive questionnaire to investigate Grade 6 boys’ writing. Reading & Writing, 8(1):1-9, doi:10.4102/rw.v8i1.146en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2308-1422 (online)
dc.identifier.issn2079-8245 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/rw.v8i1.146
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102525
dc.descriptionCITATION: Mather, N. & Rule, P. 2017. Getting the boys involved : using an interactive questionnaire to investigate Grade 6 boys’ writing. Reading & Writing, 8(1):1-9, doi:10.4102/rw.v8i1.146.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.rw.org.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractWhilst research has been conducted on reading skills at primary school level in South Africa, not much research exists on writing, especially boys’ writing. This article focuses on the use of an interactive questionnaire to get Grade 6 boys involved in research that is based on a cycle of the writing programme as prescribed by the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement. Underpinned by literature on research with children and on boys’ learning and writing, a questionnaire was developed, piloted and adapted to engage boys actively in the research process and facilitate ease of use. The questionnaire was then administered to 39 Grade 6 boys from two schools in KwaZulu-Natal. An evaluation of the use of the questionnaire found that four key lessons emerged: attention to affective responses, supporting and scaffolding the process, using appropriate multi-modality and using incentives to engage participants. The article argues that careful consideration of the research participants’ interests, age, gender and cultural motivation is an important part of affording them agency in the research process.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.rw.org.za/index.php/rw/article/view/146
dc.format.extent10 pages : illustrations (some colour)en_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishingen_ZA
dc.subjectPreteens -- Writing -- KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)en_ZA
dc.subjectLiteracy -- KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)en_ZA
dc.subjectPreteen boys -- Assessment -- KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)en_ZA
dc.titleGetting the boys involved : using an interactive questionnaire to investigate Grade 6 boys’ writingen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher’s versionen_ZA
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