Doing Research/ Reading Research: Re-Interrogating Education / Edition 2

Doing Research/ Reading Research: Re-Interrogating Education / Edition 2

by Paul Dowling, Andrew Brown
     
 

This bestselling text enables beginning researchers to organise and evaluate the research they read, and to plan and implement small scale research projects of their own. It gives structured, practical guidance on:

  • the development of a research question
  • techniques of data collection
  • qualitative and quantitative forms of

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This bestselling text enables beginning researchers to organise and evaluate the research they read, and to plan and implement small scale research projects of their own. It gives structured, practical guidance on:

  • the development of a research question
  • techniques of data collection
  • qualitative and quantitative forms of analysis
  • the writing and dissemination of research.

The authors present research as a principled activity that begins with the establishing and structuring of theoretical and empirical fields and research findings as serving to ask questions of educational practice rather than directing it.

This revised and updated second edition includes a new chapter dealing with the complex issue of research ethics. It also includes consideration of digital technologies and new media, both as settings of research and research tools, the chapters on qualitative and quantitative analysis have been expanded and the annotated bibliography updated.

The authors have been active researchers in educational studies for more than twenty years. They have also supervised numerous doctoral and masters dissertations and taught research methods programmes in various higher education institutions around the world as well as in the Institute of Education, University of London.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415376020
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/06/2009
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the three Rs of educational research 2. Declaring an Interest: the empirical and theoretical contexts of the research 3. Articulating the Theoretical and Empirical Fields 4. An Ethical Dimension to Research 5. Experience and Observation: the collection of first hand data 6. Gathering Information and Asking Questions: interviews, questionnaires and accounts 7. Quality in Analysis 8. Dealing with Quantity 9. Specialising, Localising and Generalising: a mode of interrogation 10. Opening and Closing the Account. 11 The Practitioner and Educational Research: a manifesto

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