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Essentials of Research Methods in Education

Essentials of Research Methods in Education

March 2023 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book provides a comprehensive overview of research methods, supported by examples from a range of educational fields, along with pragmatic advice and guidance on how to undertake educational research. 

Using the concept of research as a ‘quest’, this book takes you on a journey from planning stages, through data collection to analysis, to writing up your findings, at each stage exploring the principles and practice that can support your own educational research projects. 

Academic understanding is combined with practical commentary to show how conceptual ideas are used in practice. Case studies throughout the book highlight the power of educational research to shine a light on important social issues.

This is essential reading for students on all education courses that include a research methods module or project.

Scott Buckler PhD is an independent academic, Chartered Teacher and Chartered Psychologist.
Harriett Moore is a school-based practitioner with a broad background in research.
Section 1: Introduction To Educational Research
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Perspectives And Philosophy
Chapter 3: Sociocultural Context
Chapter 4: Research Design Stages
Section 2: Initial Considerations
Chapter 5: Literature Review
Chapter 6: Research Designs
Chapter 7: Ethics
Chapter 8: Specifying Your Research Focus
Section 3: Methodological Considerations, Methods, And Analysis
Chapter 9: Quantitative Considerations And Methods
Chapter 10: Qualitative Considerations And Methods
Chapter 11: Mixed Methodologies And Mixed Approaches
Chapter 12: Quantitative Analysis And Presentation
Chapter 13: Qualitative Analysis And Presentation
Section 4: Engaging With Your Own Research
Chapter 14: Structuring The Research
Chapter 15: A Return To The Beginning

Well structured text that clearly outlines the key Education Research Methods.

Katrina McLachlan
University of South Australia Online, University of South Australia - City West
February 6, 2024

Some chapters excellent - lit review, qual analysis.
Ch 2 - perhaps trying to cover too many concepts & to introduce too much vocabulary.
Ch3 - perhaps unbalances the book a little (a specific filed rather than generic, as the rest is).
However, we love the writing style and the Top 10 at the ends of Seciton3 chapters.
We intend to set a couple of chapters as core readings, rather than the whole book, although students may well respond to the tone of the writing and read it all.

Dr Clare Martin
Education, St Mary's University, Twickenham
June 20, 2023

Updated and clear guidance on research in education, with sections linked to Action Research

Mrs Helen Jane Hawksworth
Education, Shrewsbury College
June 26, 2023

Excellent for research methods module

Mrs Sarah Harris
Health, Grwp Llandrillo Menai
May 4, 2023

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