Doing Your Education Research Project
  • Doing Your Education Research Project
  • Doing Your Education Research Project

Doing Your Education Research Project

by Neil Burton, Mark Brundrett, Marion Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412947553

ISBN-13: 9781412947558

Pub. Date: 04/01/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"While many scholars write about the importance of practitioner research, few have offered practitioners practical and accessible guidance about the nuts and bolts of researching practice. This volume contributes greatly to filling this void. "

—James P. Spillane, Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin, Northwestern University

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Overview

"While many scholars write about the importance of practitioner research, few have offered practitioners practical and accessible guidance about the nuts and bolts of researching practice. This volume contributes greatly to filling this void. "

—James P. Spillane, Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin, Northwestern University

Doing Your Education Research Project guides you through the whole process of successfully organising and completing your education research project. The authors aim to provide you with the confidence and skills to engage in research which leads to qualification and can genuinely inform decision making.

By establishing links between the teaching and research processes, the authors show how to adopt a robust approach to research which will ensure that your research project has a secure focus, conceptual framework and methodology.


Key topics covered are:

  • Planning and preparation
  • Carrying out practical research
  • Reporting and gathering evidence
  • Presentation and analysis
  • Putting research back into practice


Intended Audience:
The book is relevant to all students on undergraduate teacher training courses and educational professionals doing research either as part of a professional and academic qualification or for self and organisational improvement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412947558
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Think before you do
The benefits of practical research
Analysing situations – identifying issues
Reviewing existing ideas
Section 2 Planning and preparation
Who to ask
How to ask – decisions, decisions!
How to ask – surveying the situation
How to ask – observing operations and outcomes
How to ask – deciphering documentation
How to ask – action research
Section 3 Reporting – making sense of the outcomes
Presenting your findings
Analysing – comparing evidence
Conclusions and recommendations: identifying key findings

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