A Student's Guide to Methodology: Justifying Enquiry

A Student's Guide to Methodology: Justifying Enquiry

by Peter Clough, Cathy Nutbrown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761974210

ISBN-13: 9780761974215

Pub. Date: 10/04/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

From successive cohorts of graduate students, Clough and Nutbrown (both education, U of Sheffield) keep getting the same questions, so decided to write down some answers. They distinguish between methods and methodology, and pay little attention to the first. Rather they focus on developing a critical research approach generally, on the more radical and profound…  See more details below

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From successive cohorts of graduate students, Clough and Nutbrown (both education, U of Sheffield) keep getting the same questions, so decided to write down some answers. They distinguish between methods and methodology, and pay little attention to the first. Rather they focus on developing a critical research approach generally, on the more radical and profound processes of enquiry that lie behind the selection or creation of any particular research method for a thesis or dissertation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780761974215
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/04/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface: How to read this book
Pt. IResearch is Methodology1
1What is research?3
2What is methodology?21
Pt. IIThe Pervasive Nature of Methodology41
3Looking: seeing beyond the known43
4Listening: issues of voice66
5Reading: purpose and positionality86
6Questioning: the focus of research101
Pt. IIIMaking Research Public131
7Research design: shaping the study133
8Reporting research: telling the story155
9Research action: next steps187
App. I: Research planning audit193
App. II: Annotated bibliography of research texts198
References204
Index210

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