Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

ISBN-10: 0857020390
ISBN-13: 9780857020390
Edition: 2012
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List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 3/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Using a variety of methodological approaches and research techniques in education, this book sets out to provide students with the theoretical understandings, practical knowledge and skills which they need to carry out independent research.The editors bring together an array of international contributors, all of whom identify key research methodologies, data collection tools and analysis methods, and focus on the direct comparisons between them.Written in an accessible and jargon-free style, each chapter sets out the strengths and weaknesses of a key research method by:-identifying specific research designs;-presenting a series of relevant data collection tools;-highlighting the various analytical methods which can be used.The chapters cover the full range of methods and methodologies, including internet research, mixed methods research and the various modes of ethnographic research. Online materials include tips on how to use the book, and links to useful websites, societies and research organizations.This is a key book for M-level students and other post-graduates within Education and Educational Research Methods courses.James Arthur is Head of School and Professor of Education and Civic Engagement at the University of Birmingham, UK.Michael J. Waring is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Human Sciences at Loughborough University, UK.Robert Coe is Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), Durham University, UK.Larry V. Hedges (PhD) is Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics and Social Policy, at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, US.

Introduction to Research Methods and Metholodies in Education
How this Book Can Help You and about the Tasks and Companion Website
The Nature of Educational Research
Basic Principles and Practice in Conducting Research
Where Do You Stand as a Researcher?
Design of Empirical Research
Planning Your Research
Conducting Your Research
Research Impact and Dissemination
Key Methods
Dimension 1
Action Research
Naturalistic Research
Ethnographic and Representational Styles
Grounded Theory
Visual Methodologies
Case Study Research
Issues of Truth and Justice
Surveys and Longitudinal Research
Statistical and Correlational Techniques
Secondary Data
Impact Evaluation
Interventions: Experiments
a Systematic Review
Combining Methodologies: Mixed Methods
Philosophical Research: Lessons from the Nuffield Review
Dimension 2
Observation-Based Research
In-Depth Interviews
Techniques to Assist with Interviewing
Focus Groups and Group Interviews
Internet Based Methods
Doing Blog Research: The Computational Turn
Documentary Methods
Systematic Reviews
Questionnaires
Measurement
Dimension 3
Software and Qualitative Data Analysis
Statistical Analysis Tools
Discourse Analysis
Media Analysis
Visual Methodologies and Social Change
Grounded Theory
Ethnography as Epistemology
Biographical Research Methods
Statistical Hypothesis Tests
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Multiple Linear Regression
Multilevel Analysis
Effect Size
Meta-Analysis

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