Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education

Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education

by Anne Campbell, Olwen McNamara, Peter Gilroy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761974679

ISBN-13: 9780761974673

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Campbell, McNamara and Gilroy provide a practical text for teachers who wish to undertake small-scale inquiries and research investigations as part of their professional development. Coverage includes overviews of education research and professional development; exploring one's professional identity; identifying a research topic; finding, reviewing, and managing…  See more details below

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Campbell, McNamara and Gilroy provide a practical text for teachers who wish to undertake small-scale inquiries and research investigations as part of their professional development. Coverage includes overviews of education research and professional development; exploring one's professional identity; identifying a research topic; finding, reviewing, and managing literature; choosing research techniques; collaborating with colleagues; qualitative and quantitative data management and analysis; writing up and publishing the results; and evaluating and disseminating research. Distributed by Sage Publications. The authors are affiliated with Liverpool Hope University College, UK. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761974673
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
1Research Traditions in Education1
2Researching Professional Development12
3Professional Identity: Who am I? What Kind of Practitioner am I?28
4Identifying an Area for Research49
5Finding, Reviewing and Managing Literature65
6Which Research Techniques to Use?80
7Critical Friendship, Critical Community and Collaboration106
8Qualitative Data Analysis125
9Quantitative Data Management, Analysis and Presentation of Questionnaire Surveys146
10Writing up, Reporting and Publishing your Research169
11Evaluating and Disseminating Research187
Resources for Research199
References212
Index219

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