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Introduction to Research Methods in Education

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November 2014 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Based on Keith Punch’s bestselling Introduction to Social Research Methods, this book introduces the research process in a range of educational contexts.  In this updated second edition, you’ll find guidance on every stage of research, with chapters on developing research questions, doing a literature review, collecting data, analysing your findings and writing it all up.

 

With a new chapter on ethics and additional coverage of Internet research and mixing methods, the second edition contains everything you’ll need if you’re  studying on a research methods course or doing a research project for yourself.

 

Introduction to Research Methods in Education provides you with:

  • Balanced coverage of the range of methods employed by educational researchers
  • Practical advice on collecting and analysing qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods data
  • A range of examples from student projects to show how research is done in real-life educational settings
  • A companion website with additional resources for lecturers and students.


Keith F Punch
is Emeritus Professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia.
Alis Oancea is Professor of Philosophy of Education and Research Policy, as well as Director of Research at the University of Oxford, Department of Education

 
Introduction
 
Theory and Method in Education Research
 
The Contexts for Education Research
 
Ethics in Educational Research
 
Research Questions
 
From Research Questions to Data
 
Literature Searching and Reviewing
 
Qualitative Research Design
 
Collecting Qualitative Data
 
The Analysis of Qualitative Data
 
Quantitative Research Design
 
Collecting Quantitative Data
 
The Analysis of Quantitative Data
 
Mixed Methods Research
 
Research Writing

This book is extremely valuable for any postgraduate student or a researcher. What makes it more unique is a new chapter on ethics and additional coverage of internet research and mixed methods. Surely, this is a must have in one's research collection

Professor Sello Mokoena
Educational Studies, University of South Africa
September 12, 2015

An excellent text that will be useful for both novice and experienced researchers.

Mrs Audrey Gregory
School of Medicine, Dundee University
July 10, 2015

As a team this is now on the reading list for students undertaking their dissertations.

Mrs Alison Milner
HSCFL, South Devon College
June 15, 2015

A helpful text that covers research activity from planning through to writing up. The guidance provided is practical and informative

Mrs Lana Burroughs
Applied Social Studies, Bedfordshire University
June 10, 2015

fantastic introduction to research methods in education for BA students, very good update to the 2009 edition by K. Punch

Dr Michalis Kontopodis
School of Education, Roehampton University
June 3, 2015

Very good interview on a variety of methods, excellent reading for entry-level students

Dr Michalis Kontopodis
School of Education, Roehampton University
June 3, 2015

An excellent and seminal overview combining theory and practice in research for any of my student researchers focused in educational linguistics.

Mrs Clare Cunningham
English Language and Linguistics, York St John University
May 24, 2015

Useful, comprehensive and very supportive text for students doing their education based dissertations.

Mr Nigel Roberts
youth and schools, centre for youth ministry
May 18, 2015

An interesting book, but on a slighly lower learning level than those dictated by the course learning outcomes. It is recommended as additional literature for those participants who need to catch-up, but not as a definite course book

Mr Geir Gunnlaugsson
Division for development of teaching and learning, Uppsala University
May 17, 2015

This is a highly informative and accessible introduction to qualitative methods. I would recommend this to any student engaged in educational research at undergraduate and even Masters level.

Mr Jonathan Vincent
Education Studies, York St John University
May 15, 2015

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