Doing Educational Research

  • Filename: doing-educational-research.
  • ISBN: 1446233561
  • Release Date: 2004-02-03
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Clive Opie
  • Publisher: SAGE

`A welcome and helpful addition to the shelves of tutors and students working on masters programmes. It will be most beneficial supporting students on programmes where there is a substantial research training component. It offers important exemplars of using computer software in qualitative analysis' - Educational Review `This book is aimed at Master's students who are engaging in educational research for the first time. [It] provides teacher-researchers with the additional information they need so they can go on to read further and more in depth, having more confidence in the accessibility of such studies. I found it does this well, and is an ideal point of reference for those who are just embarking on a Master's degree. A useful glossary is provided, giving detailed but 'readable' explanations of key terms and phrases' - Primary Practice Doing Educational Research offers a hands-on guide for students engaged in educational research. It provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key qualitative and quantitative methods necessary for those commencing research for the first time. Through a detailed yet concise explanation, the reader is shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. Providing all the essentials for the first-time researcher, the book includes: · a variety of examples and case studies to illustrate how the methods and techniques can be used in `real-life' contexts · practical guidance on time management planning research projects and writing reports. · a broad coverage - including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, data analysis using computer software, ethical issues and the writing-up and presentation of data. This engaging book has been written by a team of leading researchers with over sixty years of cumulative experience. It has a student-friendly structure which will make it accessible and popular with undergraduates and postgraduates. It will be an invaluable resource for both students and researchers, helping them to undertake effective research in education.

Doing Educational Research

  • Filename: doing-educational-research.
  • ISBN: 9789077874486
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 474
  • Author: Kenneth George Tobin
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers

Doing Educational Research explores a variety of important issues and methods in educational research. Contributors include some of the most important voices in educational research. In the handbook these scholars provide detailed insights into one dimension of the research process that engages both students as well as experienced researchers with key concepts and recent innovations in the domain. The editors and authors believe that there is a need for a handbook on educational research that is both practical as it introduces beginning scholars to the field and innovative as it pushes the boundaries of the conversation about educational research at this historical juncture. In this collection the editors and authors explore a variety of topics from methodologies such as ethnography, action research, hermeneutics, historiography, psychoanalysis, literary criticism to issues such as social theory, epistemology, and paradigms. Readers will be pleased with the way the book addresses complex topics in an accessible and readable manner.

Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings

  • Filename: doing-educational-research-in-rural-settings.
  • ISBN: 9781317696490
  • Release Date: 2014-04-24
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Simone White
  • Publisher: Routledge

Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings is a much-needed guide for educational researchers whose research interests are located outside metropolitan areas in places that are generically considered to be rural. This book is both timely and important as it takes up the key question of how to conduct educational research within and for rural communities. It explores the impact of educational research in such contexts in terms of the lasting good of research and also those being researched. The authorship is international, which brings together researchers experienced in conducting educational inquiry in rural places from across European, Australian, American, and Canadian contexts, allowing readers insight into national and regional challenges. It also draws on the research experiences and methodological challenges faced by senior figures in the field of rural educational research, as well as those in their early careers. Key topics include: Working with and within the rural; The impact of educational globalisation and the problematisation of cultural difference in social research; Researcher subjectivities; The position of education research in rural contexts; The usefulness of research Reciprocity and converging interest; Ethics and confidentiality. This book is uniquely written with an eye to practicality and applicability, and will be an engaging guide for higher degree and doctoral students seeking to gain a stronger understanding of educational research in rural settings.

Educational Research

  • Filename: educational-research.
  • ISBN: 0195565479
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: John O'Toole
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

For many teachers and teacher education students, research is an initially daunting prospect. This accessible and engaging text will introduce students to the broad field of educational research demonstrating how to use research to think about issues arising from classroom settings, organisations, or wider professional activities. It provides students with the confidence to address firstly the basic principles, imperatives and theoretical approaches, and then explains how to tackle the necessary processes and procedures.

Educational Research For Social Justice

  • Filename: educational-research-for-social-justice.
  • ISBN: 9780335198597
  • Release Date: 1998-11-01
  • Number of pages: 164
  • Author: Griffiths, Morwenna
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

Aimed at researchers in educational settings, this book addresses fundamental questions and provides a set of principles for doing educational research for social justice. It covers all stages, from getting started to dissemination of results.

Qualitative Educational Research in Action

  • Filename: qualitative-educational-research-in-action.
  • ISBN: 9780415304207
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Tom A. O'Donoghue
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Qualitative research is a key form of research in education; the findings of such projects frequently play a central role in shaping policy and practice. First time qualitative researchers require clear and practical guidance from the outset. However, given the diversity of both subject matter and methodological approaches encompassed by qualitative research, such guidance is not always easily come by. Qualitative Educational Research in Action: Doing and Reflecting is a collection of ten first-hand accounts by educational researchers of qualitative inquiries they carried out. The subjects are diverse, taking in school restructuring, policy analysis, critical literacy, phenomenology and the student teacher relationship. Each chapter outlines the research question investigated and provides an overview of the project's findings, before going on to describe how each researcher approached the challenges of their particular inquiry. The researchers reflect upon the unexpected turns qualitative research can take and the way such projects can move through different theoretical and methodological positions, often ending up significantly removed from the original premise, but all the more valuable for that. Anyone conducting qualitative research in education will be heartened and inspired by this collection, and will also find in it invaluable guidance on dealing effectively with the idiosyncrasies and pitfalls of qualitative research - guidance that is all the more valuable for coming from those who have themselves navigated similar difficulties.

Doing Educational Research

  • Filename: doing-educational-research.
  • ISBN: 9781134939794
  • Release Date: 2002-11-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Geoffrey Walford
  • Publisher: Routledge

Thirteen major educationalists offer semi-autobiographical accounts of their own influential research work, focusing on the practical and personal realities of the research process. Authors such as Barbara Tizard and Martin Hughes, Stephen J. Ball, David Reynolds and Peter Mortimore discuss their approaches to aspects of research from conception and funding of the project to information gathering and analysis, writing up and publishing.

A Beginner s Guide to Doing Your Education Research Project

  • Filename: a-beginner-s-guide-to-doing-your-education-research-project.
  • ISBN: 9780857029812
  • Release Date: 2012-09-05
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Mike Lambert
  • Publisher: SAGE

'Mike Lambert's book is a useful source of information, helping to create and shape your research methods project. The book contains detailed chapters with easy to follow guidelines, tips and suggestions ensuring help at every step of the way from start to finish' Alexander Miesen, student, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences In this basic guide, step-by-step advice is presented in a clear way and chapters take the reader through the entire process, from planning and doing research, to writing it up. Each stage is covered, with detailed help on choosing a topic, drawing up research questions, doing the literature review, choosing and designing research methods, the ethics of doing research, analyzing data, and collating and presenting findings. Features in the text include: - explanations of key research terms - activities (with answers) - progress sheets - case studies Online resources to accompany the book are available at This is an ideal text for undergraduate students undertaking their first ever research project, postgraduates pursuing Masters awards and teachers carrying out action research.

Doing Qualitative Educational Research

  • Filename: doing-qualitative-educational-research.
  • ISBN: 9780826447029
  • Release Date: 2001-05-21
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Geoffrey Walford
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Geoffrey Walford, a renowned and experienced researcher, reflects upon the trials and tribulations and the problems and promises of conducting research - and also on the links between the idiosyncrasies and circumstances of researchers and what is possible in research. Research is revealed as a much more complicated process than is usually recognized, sometimes messy and disorganized, sometimes constrained in unexpected ways, but always challenging to both researcher and reader.

The Moral Foundations Of Educational Research

  • Filename: the-moral-foundations-of-educational-research.
  • ISBN: 9780335210466
  • Release Date: 2003-04-01
  • Number of pages: 141
  • Author: Sikes, Pat
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

This book considers what is distinctive about educational research in comparison with other research in the social sciences. As the contributors all agree that education is always an essentially moral enterprise, discussion about methodology starts, not with the widely endorsed claim that educational research should be 'useful' and 'relevant', but with the attempt to justify and elaborate that claim with reference to its moral foundations.

Doing Quantitative Research in Education with SPSS

  • Filename: doing-quantitative-research-in-education-with-spss.
  • ISBN: 9781849203241
  • Release Date: 2010-12-29
  • Number of pages: 247
  • Author: Daniel Muijs
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications

Doing Quantitative Research in Education with SPSS, Second Edition, an accessible and authoritative introduction, is essential for education students and researchers needing to use quantitative methods for the first time. Using datasets from real-life educational research and avoiding the use of mathematical formulae, the author guides students through the essential techniques that they will need to know, explaining each procedure using the latest version of SPSS. The datasets can also be downloaded from the book's website, enabling students to practice the techniques for themselves. This revised and updated second edition now also includes more advanced methods such as log linear analysis, logistic regression, and canonical correlation. Written specifically for those with no prior experience of quantitative research, this book is ideal for education students and researchers in this field.

Narratives and fictions in educational research

  • Filename: narratives-and-fictions-in-educational-research.
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106011403836
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 109
  • Author: Peter Clough
  • Publisher: Open Univ Pr

"In this bold and very important work, Peter Clough shows how the truths about educational issues can be told using fictional devices. This work legitimates the narrative turn in the human disciplines. He shows educational researchers how narrative inquiry can be used for progressive moral and political purposes". -Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThis compelling book takes a fresh approach to educational research, considering the role and use of literary and ethnographic approaches. There is growing interest in the use of narrative and fictional methods and this book sets out to:* locate narrative and fictional methods within the traditions of education research;* exemplify the use of narrative in studies of educational and social settings; * explain the processes of composing narrative and fictional researchA distinctive feature of the book is the inclusion of five 'fictional' stories which demonstrate the use of narrative in reporting research. Detailed discussion of these five stories shows how they were created from actual events and the varied role of the author in their creation. The methodological implications of such an approach are considered along with its potential merits and difficulties and its possible uses.

Doing Research About Education

  • Filename: doing-research-about-education.
  • ISBN: 9781135710309
  • Release Date: 2003-09-02
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Geoffrey Walford
  • Publisher: Routledge

This book brings together semi-autobiographical accounts from major educationalists about their influential research, focusing on the practical and personal aspects of the research process. The collection reflects the great changes that have occured within educational research since the 1980s and deals with the issues and situations of the late 1990s. It includes accounts that cover the various stages of the research process, a sampling of topics, the diversity of methodologies used in educational research and a range of theoretical perspectives. There is coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and of large and smaller scale research. Also discussed are: ESRC programme research, contract research and theoretical research.

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