Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management
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Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Third Edition
  • Ann Briggs - New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society, New Zealand, Newcastle University
  • Marianne Coleman - Institute of Education, University of London
  • Marlene Morrison - Oxford Brookes University



© 2012 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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Ann R. J. Briggs, Marianne Coleman and Marlene Morrison
Introduction
PART ONE: THE CONCEPT OF RESEARCH
Marlene Morrison
Understanding Methodology
Margaret Grogan and Juanita M. Cleaver Simmons
Taking a Critical Stance in Research
David Stephens
The Role of Culture in Interpreting and Conducting Research
Jacqui Weetman DaCosta
Reviewing Educational Literature
Tony Bush
Authenticity in Research: Reliability, Validity and Triangulation
Hugh Busher and Nalita James
The Ethical Framework of Research Practice
PART TWO: APPROACHES TO RESEARCH
David Scott
Research Design: Frameworks, Strategies, Methods and Technologies
Mary F. Hibberts and R. Burke Johnson
Mixed-Methods Research
Daniel Muijs
Surveys and Sampling
Michael Bassey
Case Studies
Rachel Lofthouse, Elaine Hall and Kate Wall
Practitioner Research
Clive Dimmock and Martha Lam
Grounded Theory Research
Marlene Morrison
Ethnography
Alan Floyd
Narrative and Life History
Jacky Lumby
Learner Voice in Educational Leadership Research
PART THREE: RESEARCH TOOLS
Marianne Coleman
Interviews
Judith Bell and Pam Woolner
Developing and Using Questionnaires
Anna Vignoles and Shirely Dex
Making Use of Existing Data
Tanya Fitzgerald
Documents and Documentary Analysis
Jane Perryman
Discourse Analysis
Marlene Morrison
Reflection as Research: Using Diaries and Blogs
PART FOUR: ANALYSING AND PRESENTING DATA
Pauline Dixon and Pam Woolner
Quantitative Data Analysis: Using SPSS
Daniel Muijs
Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis
Rob Watling and Veronica James with Ann R. J. Briggs
Qualitative Data Analysis: Using NVivo
Ann R. J. Briggs
Academic Writing

'It would be hard to find a more stellar cast of scholars and researchers than the one that appears in this important and timely work. Their expertise and viewpoints stretch around the world and touch the field of educational leadership and management at nearly all levels: policy, theory, and practice. I am confident that Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management will become a "sole source" reference for professors, practitioners and policy wonks in educational leadership and management for many years to come'
-Fenwick W. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


'This is an excellent book which meets a real need. Although there is a good choice of books on educational research methods, this is the only one which provides an authoritative and fully comprehensive coverage of all key issues related to educational leadership and management research. This third edition not only updates the text and places greater emphasis on an international perspective, but has been significantly extended to provide more in-depth coverage of a number of key themes, including mixed methods research, computer-assisted data analysis and learner perspectives. Provision of further learning resources through a related website is an added bonus.

Although the book is an invaluable guide for all involved in educational leadership and management research, I have no doubt that it will have a much wider appeal to students of other closely related social science disciplines, including business and organisational studies.

As a programme leader in International Educational Management, I shall be strongly recommending this revised edition to university libraries and all students on postgraduate degree programmes in educational leadership and management'
-Dr Michael Wilson,

Programme Leader for the MA in International Educational Management,
School of Education,

University of Leeds


Very helpful for students

Mrs Mia Forss
Social Care, Arcada Biblioteket
May 23, 2012

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