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Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

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ISBN-10: 0761971858

ISBN-13: 9780761971856

Edition: 2002

Authors: Marianne Coleman, Ann R. J. Briggs

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In this guide, the authors bring together expert original contributions to help researchers deal with topics such as the concept of research, its philosophical bases, ethics, validity and reliabilty.
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 9/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
The concept of research
What do we mean by educational research?
Taking a critical stance in research
Cross-cultural differences in interpreting and doing research
Exploring the existing body of research
Authenticity in research - reliability, validity and triangulation
Ethics of research in education
Approaches to research
Surveys and sampling
Case studies
Action research
Practitioner research
Interviewing leaders: penetrating the romance
Research tools
Interviews in educational research: Conversations with a purpose
The trouble with questionnaires
Observation as a research tool
Making use of existing data
Documents and documentary analysis: reading between the lines
Using diaries in research
Analysing and presenting data
Analysing quantitative data
Analysing qualitative data
Academic writing: process and presentation