Doing Research in Education
Theory and Practice
- Ioanna Palaiologou - Institute of Education, University College London, UK
- David Needham - Nottingham Trent University, UK
- Trevor Male - UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK
Educational Research Methods | Research Methods (General) | Teacher Training
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.
The book discusses key philosophical issues such as understanding research paradigms, ethics and selecting appropriate methodologies but remains grounded in the practical experience of the researcher. It has comprehensive coverage of the whole research process from start to finish, is easy to navigate and helps develop key skills such as:
- Time management
- Creating good research questions and hypotheses
- Constructing the literature review
- Structuring a project
- Writing a proposal
- Managing data
- Analysing data
- Writing for specific audiences
Packed full of learning features and showcasing a wide range of voices and opinions this book is an ideal guide for anyone conducting research in education or educational studies.
"Of direct value to both undergraduate and post graduate students, this text provides stimulating explanations of issues crucial to the production of robust research. It is written in an engaging manner incorporating a range of activities and case studies. Additional linkages are established between research skills and key employability attributes."
Written by a host of experienced researchers, this book gives everything you need for your research in education--design, ethics, literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative methods through to reporting and publication. And it will inspire you to get out and do it!
This is a well-illustrated book with examples of good practice that guides the thinking of students
when beginning any kind of research in education. The key terminology is emphasised throughout
the book in a simple way, thus giving a good basic understanding of research methods and its application
This book has not been added to our recommend/essential reading lists purely due to preferring the Punch Social Science Research book. This book has an excellent range of accompanying online resources and each chapter has a focus on 'real life'. There are highlighted key terms, practical tips and quizzes throughout which are all excellent.
A great text designed to assist all research students with identifying an appropriate methodology
Great book must read for students carrying out a research in education.
a guide to quality research in education
a guide to Quality Research in education
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Purpose of Research/Why do we do it?