Research Methods in Education / Edition 7

Research Methods in Education / Edition 7

by Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion, Keith Morrison
     
 

This rewritten, expanded and updated 7th edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education encompasses the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It offers plentiful and rich practical advice, underpinned by clear theoretical foundations, research evidence and up-to-date

See more details below

Overview

This rewritten, expanded and updated 7th edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education encompasses the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It offers plentiful and rich practical advice, underpinned by clear theoretical foundations, research evidence and up-to-date references.

Chapters new to this edition cover:

Causation, critical educational research, evaluation and the politics of research, including material on cross-cultural research, mixed methods and participatory research

Choosing and planning a research project, including material on sampling, research questions, literature reviews and ethical issues

Meta-analysis, research syntheses and systematic reviews

Virtual worlds and internet research

Using and analysing visual media and data in educational research

Organizing and presenting qualitative data, content analysis, coding and computer analysis, themes, narratives, conversations and discourses, grounded theory

Understanding and choosing statistical tests, descriptive and inferential statistics, multi-dimensional measurement and factor analysis

Research Methods in Education is essential reading for both the professional researcher and students of education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, who need to understand how to plan, conduct, analyse and use research.

The textbook is accompanied by a website: www.routledge.com/textbooks/cohen7e. PowerPoint slides for every chapter contain an outline of the chapter structure followed by a thorough summary of the key points, ideal for both lecturers and students. Within the book a variety of internet resources are referred to and these references have been included here, with links to the websites. A wide range of supplementary documents are available for many chapters, providing additional guidance and examples. They range from guidelines for the contents of a research proposal with a worked example, to screen-print manuals for using SPSS and QSR N6 NUD*IST (exportable to N-Vivo) plus data files.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415583367
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/11/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
501,311
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

List of boxes
List of journals abbreviated in text
Acknowledgements
Authors' note to the fourth edition
1Introduction: The Nature of Inquiry1
2Historical Research44
3Developmental Research67
4Surveys83
5Case Studies106
6Correlational Research126
7Ex Post Facto Research146
8Experiments, Quasi-Experiments and Single-Case Research164
9Action Research186
10Accounts204
11Triangulation233
12Role-Playing252
13The Interview271
14Personal Constructs299
15Multi-Dimensional Measurement322
16The Ethics of Educational and Social Research347
Bibliography385
Index403

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >