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Qualitative Research in Education



July 2012 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This accessible and practical book is a perfect quick guide for postgraduate researchers in education. Looking at the interdependence of teaching and research, the authors show that a critical and analytical exploration of policies and practices is a necessary part of what we mean by being a 'professional' in education.

Drawing on the authors' substantial experience of teaching research skills at postgraduate level, as well as on their own experiences as active researchers, the book will guide you through:

- discourse analysis

- visual methods

- textual research

- data collection and analysis

This co-authored book is structured around a range of methods applicable to educational research and appropriate for use by practitioners at all stages of their professional development. It takes recognisable, 'real life' scenarios as its starting point for each discussion of method, so that readers are able to start from the known and familiar.

As well as exploring theoretical aspects of research method, each chapter provides practical tasks and points for discussion and reflection. These approaches, taken together, are designed to build confidence and encourage reader engagement and enjoyment.

Liz Atkins is a lecturer and researcher in education at the University of Huddersfield.

Susan Wallace is Professor of Continuing Education at Nottingham Trent University.

Research Methods in Education series:

Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher.

Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas.

Other books in the series:

- Using Case Study in Education Research, Hamilton and Corbett-Whittier

- Action Research in Education, McAteer

- Ethnography in Education, Mills and Morton

For more about the series and additional resources visit the BERA/SAGE series page here.

 
Introduction
 
Research in Education
 
Ethical Research in Education
 
Insider Research
 
Writing a Literature Review
 
Interviewing in Education Research
 
Case Study
 
Action Research
 
Ethnographic Research
 
Discourse Analysis and Policy Analysis
Lydia Spenceley
Text and Image in Qualitative Research
 
Analysing and Reporting Qualitative Data
 
Disseminating Your Research
 
Conclusion

Brilliant book for these studies

Mr Richard Tones
Education, Northumberland College
December 17, 2013

This is a very good book at the student level for two reason:

1. It gives a basic idea in how to conduct a qualitative research when you are not familiar with this type of research specially in the educational enviroment

2. The structure of the book facilitates to the students the steps you need to make in order to answer a qualitative research question

specially interesting chapter 6

Dr Moises Betancort
Methodology, La Laguna University
October 15, 2013

to indepth and complicated for level 3 student

Mrs Karen Cooke
Health & Care, Trafford College
August 30, 2013

A highly readable, accessible and comprehensive text. This is ideal reading for those setting up masters research within Education fields.

Dr Ruth Pilkington
Education and Social Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
August 5, 2013

I like the accessibility of this text and the fact it is linked to BERA. That helps us to convince students of the importance of ethical guidelines to education research.

Dr Andy Cramp
School of Education, Wolverhampton University
July 11, 2013

A good source book for those either undertaking a critical review or carrying out qualitative research

Miss Christine Hibbert
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
June 28, 2013

A different perspective on qualitative research for anyone interested in educational research

Ms Wendy Smith
School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
June 22, 2013

Provides an impressive amount of information for students engaging in research in Education at UG or PG level. Highly recommended

Mr Andrew Holmes
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
May 26, 2013

A highly practical text with real life examples. Theory and practice are linked in meaningful ways.

Lynette Morris
Internal Quality Assurance, Chiltern Training Group
March 16, 2013

A useful book on qualitative research that will become part of the reading for PG Research Methods.

Mr Ross Thompson
Northampton Business School, Northampton University
January 24, 2013

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