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5 books to become a better education researcher

Recommended Reading

Whether you're teaching a course to those starting out or an established researcher, here are 5 books you must have on your reading list from experts at the forefront of educational research. 

Research Methods in Early Childhood

Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide

Exploring research methods in the context of early childhood, this popular guide approaches complex ideas in a clear style linking directly to practice. It covers all students need to know about undertaking research in early childhood, including action research, ethics, and carrying out a research project. 

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School-based Research

School Based Research: A guide for education students

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.

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Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

In order to carry out high-quality educational research, every aspect of the process needs careful consideration. This all-encompassing textbook gives a considered overview of principles that underpin research, key qualitative and quantitative methods for research design, data collection and analysis.

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Doing Research in Education

Doing Research in Education: Theory and Practice

This book will help you to plan, design and conduct quality research within the specific context of education and educational studies. An impressive cast of contributors discuss the reality of conducting research in different educational settings and provide practical advice for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and early career researchers doing research in education. 

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Action Research for New Teachers

Action Research for New Teachers: Evidence-based evaluation of practice

Action research is a popular part of many teacher training courses, but understanding how to do it well isn’t always straightforward. Action Research for New Teachers breaks the process down into small steps giving you concise, jargon-free guidance on all the issues and key considerations that you will need to tackle.

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