Conducting Educational Research Book

Conducting Educational Research


  • Author : Daniel J. Boudah
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-09-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412997690

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A step-by-step guide to conducting a research project or thesis in Education Designed to be used during the research process, Conducting Educational Research walks readers through each step of a research project or thesis, including developing a research question, performing a literature search, developing a research plan, collecting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and sharing the conclusions with others. Throughout the book, Daniel J. Boudah covers all types of research (including experimental, descriptive, qualitative, group designs, and single subject designs) and helps readers link research questions to designs, designs to data sources, and data sources to appropriate analyses. Key Features Technology in Research boxes help readers take advantage of related technologies and online resources In Their Own Words sections provide tips and suggestions from students who have completed projects End-of-chapter Your Research Project in Action sections prompt students to apply what they have learned to their current research projects In-text learning aids, including chapter-opening outlines and objectives and chapter-ending summaries and discussion questions, help readers master the material

Systematic Reviews in Educational Research Book

Systematic Reviews in Educational Research


  • Author : Olaf Zawacki-Richter
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658276027

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In this open access edited volume, international researchers of the field describe and discuss the systematic review method in its application to research in education. Alongside fundamental methodical considerations, reflections and practice examples are included and provide an introduction and overview on systematic reviews in education research.

Educational Research and Inquiry Book

Educational Research and Inquiry


  • Author : Dimitra Hartas
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441178718

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An excellent resource covering quantitative and qualitative methodologies for research students in education embarking upon their Research Methods MA, PhD, EdD or MPhil.

Doing Educational Research Book

Doing Educational Research


  • Author : Clive Opie
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2004-02-03
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473914032

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`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 r

Educational Research For Social Justice Book

Educational Research For Social Justice


  • Author : Morwenna Griffiths
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release Date : 1998-11-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9780335231652

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This is a book for all researchers in educational settings whose research is motivated by considerations of justice, fairness and equity. It addresses questions such researchers have to face. Will a prior political or ethical commitment bias the research? How far can the ideas of empowerment or 'giving a voice' be realised? How can researchers who research communities to which they belong deal with the ethical issues of being both insider and outsider? The book provides a set of principles for doing educational research for social justice. These are rooted in considerations of methodology, epistemology and power relations, and provide a framework for dealing with the practical issues of collaboration, ethics, bias, empowerment, voice, uncertain knowledge and reflexivity, at all stages of research from getting started to dissemination and taking responsibility as members of the wider community of educational researchers. Theoretical arguments and the realities of practical research are brought together and interwoven. Thus the book will be helpful to all researchers, whether they are just beginning their first project, or whether they are already highly experienced. It will be of great value to research students in designing and writing up their theses and dissertations.

Reflective Practice in Educational Research Book

Reflective Practice in Educational Research


  • Author : Linda Evans
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-07-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826430311

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Have you ever found that your initial research training--if indeed you received one--has proved not entirely adequate? Has you ever found research more complex or intractable than expected? If so, this book is for you. Drawing on examples from her own research and others, Linda Evans shows how, as reflective practioners, researchers as can develop more advanced methods and understandings.

Fundamentals of Educational Research Book

Fundamentals of Educational Research


  • Author : Garry Anderson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135708214

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Cuts through the complexities of educational research to give the novice reader a sound basis to define, develop, and conduct study, while providing insights for even the accomplished reader.

Feminisms and Educational Research Book

Feminisms and Educational Research


  • Author : Nicholas C. Burbules
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-12-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442214675

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Feminist theory has come a long way from its nascent beginnings—no longer can it be classified as “liberal,” “socialist,” or “radical.” It has shaped and evolved to take on multiple meanings and forms, each distinct in its own perspective and theory. In Feminisms and Educational Research, the authors explore the various forms of feminisms, tracing their history and their relation to gendered knowledge and identity. Unlike other books on feminism, the authors do not attempt to push that a particular theory is more correct than another, but rather they give a complete overview of each of the forms of feminism. The authors then couple the philosophical and theoretical ideas of western feminisms with the aims and conduct of educational research, exploring how they interact and influence each other. Focusing on more recent feminists, both in education and related disciplines, the book highlights illustrative examples from research to form a basis of understanding how the different feminisms have changed education.

Philosophy of Educational Research Book

Philosophy of Educational Research


  • Author : Richard Pring
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-09-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472575364

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This classic text in educational research literature has been thoroughly updated to take into account new philosophical theories and the current political context for educational research. Remaining, however, are the three, key central themes: the nature of social science in general; the nature of educational enquiry in particular; and the links between the language and concepts of research, on the one hand, and those of practice and policy on the other. In analyzing and interrelating these themes, Richard Pring shows their relationship to such central philosophical concepts as meaning, truth, and objectivity.

Curriculum  Pedagogy and Educational Research Book

Curriculum Pedagogy and Educational Research


  • Author : John Elliott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136733888

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Lawrence Stenhouse was one of the most distinguished, original and influential educationalists of his generation. His theories about curriculum, curriculum development, pedagogy, teacher research, and research as a basis for teaching remain compelling and fresh and continue to be a counterpoint to instrumental and technocratic thinking in education. In this book, renowned educationalists describe Stenhouse’s contribution to education, explore the contemporary relevance of his thinking and bring his work and legacy to the attention of a wide range of students, teachers, teacher educators and others involved in education. Stenhouse saw the primary aim of education as the development of individuality through a creative and critical engagement with culture. He was an early advocate of inclusive education and was committed to making available to all pupils an education that was challenging and empowering. For Stenhouse many of the problems of education stemmed not so much from its content as from the terms and conditions under which students were required to access it. Consequently he pioneered an approach to curriculum reform that stressed the quality of the educational process and the values that defined it, as opposed to ‘rational curriculum planning’, which stressed the pre-specification of measureable learning outcomes. Stenhouse devised the curriculum reform movement’s most ambitious strategy, ‘the process model’, and was its principal theorist. His idea of ‘the teacher as researcher’ lay at the heart of this strategy as the means by which the values that define a worthwhile educational process could be progressively realized by teachers in concrete forms of action within their classrooms and schools. What marked out Stenhouse’s unique contribution to the field of curriculum was his distinctive conceptualisation of the relationship between the teacher (authority), the learner (autonomy) and the subject matter (understanding). Founded on his episte

Using Educational Research to Inform Practice Book

Using Educational Research to Inform Practice


  • Author : Lorraine Foreman-Peck
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-06-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136942525

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This book gives practical guidance on how educational research can inform professional practice. Written in a clear and accessible style, it details the way in which evidence based knowledge can be used to develop teaching and learning, bringing together a range of resources for all levels of reader but specifically designed to aid the progressive practitioner researcher. The authors draw on their experience of empirical work in education to provide thoroughly up-to-date reference material, including illustrative case studies, practical guidelines and exercises, and definitions of educational and research terms. The case studies and critical literature surveys have been chosen to demonstrate the use (and mis-use) of research evidence in thinking about a range of important topics in further and higher education, such as, learning styles, deep and surface learning, dyslexia in higher education, the assessment of group work, teaching critical thinking, problem based learning, and dissertation marking. Drawing on their philosophical backgrounds, the authors also address the much conceptual confusions which have led to scepticism regarding the wisdom or even the possibility of using research evidence to inform teaching. Other guidance includes: relating practitioner knowledge to educational research ethical and practical issues on research within the institution evaluating the strengths and limitations of research evidence researching ideas through the examination of case studies practitioner research and contributions to the knowledge base Using Educational Research to Inform Practice provides the necessary understanding for conducting research, thinking about its value and applying research evidence to practice in universities and colleges and therefore will be essential reading for those resource managers who are responsible for providing courses and support in higher education institutions. In addition, this book is particularly aimed at further and higher lecturers

Situated Ethics in Educational Research Book

Situated Ethics in Educational Research


  • Author : Helen Simons
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415206662

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Develops the notion of situated ethics and looks into how ethical issues are practically handled by educational researchers in the field.

Educational Research  Material Culture and Its Representation Book

Educational Research Material Culture and Its Representation


  • Author : Paul Smeyers
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-02-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319030838

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This collection discusses and illustrates how educational research is affected by the economic, institutional and physical contingencies of its time, and in our time even increasingly is driven by them. It is argued that the antidote to this is, however, not to aspire to ‘thought itself’, but instead to do justice to its own rootedness in the ‘material’, including textuality. From an historical point of view such an innovative approach can itself revamp the material scholarly culture and the way it is represented. The chapters address a variety of topics such as the cultural heritage of the school desk, the significance of images for research into long-term educational processes, the way iconic signs function, and how modes of enquiry relate to the materiality of education. Attention is also given to standards for reporting on educational research studies and how these limit the scope and communication and moreover shape researchers, to the forms of citation practices as substantially influencing methods and content, and to the centrality of conversation not just as the means to an end but as what matters; further to representational and to non-representational theories for educational research. Some examples are drawn from the area of arts-based educational research, from mathematics education, and from the discourse on universities.

Educational Research in Higher Education Book

Educational Research in Higher Education


  • Author : José Gómez-Galán
  • Publisher : River Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9788793379664

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In recent years, increasingly more Higher Education research focusses on a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches, thus becoming an integrated component. This practice has been called new methods higher education research. Several reasons seem to explain the rise of these methods: the emergence of a global, multicultural and increasingly complex society, and the involvedness of contemporary social, economical, political and educational problems demand research with a different approach that allows entry to this new complexity. Moreover, in recognition of the limitations inherent to its conceptualization, in which models present approaches from quantitative and qualitative research in order to address the totality and density of human endeavor. For this reason, within higher education research a more pluralistic and flexible view of research is emerging, where models of quantitative and qualitative research are recognized as being complementary to each other, to enter the social convolution in which we live. Educational Research in Higher Education presents latest research theories and modern-day examples of design research in higher education. The chapters represent an extensive assortment of interpretations and examples of how today's new design researchers conceptualize this growing methodology across areas as varied as classroom teaching methodologies, instructional innovations, educational technology, equality studies, environmental education, etc. This book is planned as a guide for master and doctoral students, novel researchers, crossover and professional researchers from field's other than but related to higher education, who are interested in supporting new design research.