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Research Methods in Education

  • WANG Li - Professor and Deputy Director, UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED), Beijing
  • Peng Liping - Associate Professor and Director, International Centre for Teacher Education, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai
  • Qutub Khan - Advisor, UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED), Beijing


July 2018 | 608 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This book provides students with a sound theoretical understanding along with the practical knowledge and skills needed to carry out independent research in the field of education.

Designed to introduce students to the process of scientific research in education, Research Methods in Education goes beyond explaining the methods of empirical data collection and analysis. It encourages students and researchers to contextualise their knowledge and understanding of quantitative and qualitative research designs by drawing links between the research question and the underlying theoretical framework.

This book identifies key research methodologies, data collection tools (e.g., sampling and hypotheses testing), and data analysis methods, and focuses on the comparisons between them. Each chapter highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the key research methods.

Key Features:

· Numerous examples interspersed throughout the text exemplify the role of educational research in educational policy making across the globe.

· Each chapter comprises robust pedagogical features including short examples, detailed case studies, lists of key terms and suggested readings, and so on.

· Self-test exercises are spread throughout the text to aid understanding and easy-recollection of the topics learnt.

· Demonstrates the importance and ideal sequence of each of the research activities.

 
Preface
 
Educational Research: The Basics
 
Qualitative Research Designs
 
Quantitative Research Designs
 
Other Research Methods
 
Formulating Research Questions and Hypothesis
 
Selecting a Sample
 
Knowing our Data
 
Education Indicators
 
Data Collection: Observation, Interviews and Tests
 
Data Collection: Questionnaires and Surveys
 
Data Analysis: Classification and Tabulation
 
Data Analysis: Descriptive Methods and Index Numbers
 
Data Analysis: Inferential Methods and Analysis of Time Series
 
Data Presentation and Report Writing
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789352806249
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