A Guide for Education Students
- Elaine Wilson - University of Cambridge, UK
Education Studies | Educational Research Methods | Teacher Training
Focused on the needs of the new classroom researcher, and those studying education on Masters-level courses, this is a thorough and thoughtful guide to the research process, covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods. It guides you through research design, data collection and analysis and how to write up your research findings.
This third edition has been updated to provide further coverage on the best ways to approach, construct and carry out educational research within the classroom including:
- a new chapter on disseminating research knowledge
- expanded coverage of formulating research questions
- a reworked chapter structure better reflecting the research process
This is essential reading for students on education degree programmes including a research methods component, including education studies, undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS) and postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, Teach First, SCITT) initial teacher education courses, MEd and professional development courses.
Online resources expanding on and complementing the contents of the book can be found at: study.sagepub.com/wilsonsbr3e
I would thoroughly recommend this latest edition of an already comprehensive guide. The breadth and depth of coverage are impressive and make this book invaluable reading for any education student planning to complete their research project within a school setting. Of particular merit are the very accessible chapters on research paradigms, and the insightful new chapter on disseminating research, blogs and social media.
Great book for students, but our student will still have challenges in reading academic English. We are working on this issue, and I expect us to be using parts of the book in a longer run. I will try using the introductory chapter 1 with my students this year, allthough I expect it to be rather difficult for them.
But the book is very relevant and well written for students at our University College.
This book is very good but turned out to be too complicated for my students. I will therefor add it to the reading list as an option for the most interested students.
A good addition to the suggested reading list for research studies on the foundation degree; preparing students for research projects, enabling them to deliberate the research process.
This is an excellent text. It offers a good entry point into the challenge of designing and doing small-scale, school-based research projects with our Professional Master in Education (PME) programme, is reasonably priced, and has a user-friendly layout that makes navigating the materials both easy and productive.
This book is a really helpful addition to your reading when you are preparing to research practice. The layout is easy to navigate and the activities are well set to make you think about the processes involved in research.