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Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

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ISBN-10: 1412923549

ISBN-13: 9781412923545

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Ann R. J. Briggs, Marianne Coleman

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Written for both new and experienced researchers, this book is the essential guide to research in educational leadership and management. The second edition maintains the accessibility of the first, all chapters have been revised and updated, and the scope of the book has been widened both by the addition of new chapters and by increased contributions from international authors and experts in research in educational leadership. The book deals with: o the concept of research and its philosophical bases o 'critical' approaches to research o fundamental issues of ethics, validity and reliability o exploring existing literature to inform research o making use of existing…    
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Book details

List price: $59.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 4/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496

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