Research Methods in Education / Edition 7

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415583367
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/11/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 379,127
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Louis Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Education at Loughborough University, UK.

Lawrence Manion was former Principal Lecturer at Didsbury School of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Keith Morrison is Professor and Registrar at Macau University of Science and Technology, formerly at Durham University, UK.

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Table of Contents

List of boxes
List of journals abbreviated in text
Acknowledgements
Authors' note to the fourth edition
1 Introduction: The Nature of Inquiry 1
2 Historical Research 44
3 Developmental Research 67
4 Surveys 83
5 Case Studies 106
6 Correlational Research 126
7 Ex Post Facto Research 146
8 Experiments, Quasi-Experiments and Single-Case Research 164
9 Action Research 186
10 Accounts 204
11 Triangulation 233
12 Role-Playing 252
13 The Interview 271
14 Personal Constructs 299
15 Multi-Dimensional Measurement 322
16 The Ethics of Educational and Social Research 347
Bibliography 385
Index 403
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