School-based Research: A Guide for Education Students

School-based Research: A Guide for Education Students

by Elaine Wilson
     
 

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Focused on the needs of the new classroom researcher, and those studying at graduate level education courses, School-based Research is a thorough and thoughtful guide to the research process. This Second Edition has been updated to provide further coverage on the best ways to approach, construct and carry out educational research within the classroom. It

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Focused on the needs of the new classroom researcher, and those studying at graduate level education courses, School-based Research is a thorough and thoughtful guide to the research process. This Second Edition has been updated to provide further coverage on the best ways to approach, construct and carry out educational research within the classroom. It contextualizes methodological issues alongside key ideas which teachers are likely to be concerned with, such as ability grouping, pupil voice, pupil behavior, teaching approaches and pupil motivation.

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'This book is an excellent resource for both researchers and their tutors and supervisors. I particularly value the way in which Wilson and her colleagues set the scene by explaining why practitioner research is important and valuable and why teachers should do school-based research. Detailed chapters then address each stage of the research process, providing real examples from research and making good use of expert and novice and researchers' work. Reflective questions at the end of each chapter provide excellent prompts for self-evaluation and are an excellent resource for face-to-face teaching sessions. Methodologies and paradigms are also clearly addressed. The book is full of practical activities and examples that tutors can call on in their teaching and supervision and practitioner researchers can use to develop their understandings and insights. This is the best 'research methods' textbook I am aware of for researchers'
-Sue Walters, Institute of Education
Scottish Educational Review - Anne Pirrie
This is a thoroughly researched and helpful contribution to the burgeoning literature on research methods, with the added advantage of being aimed specifically at teachers who have an interest in reflecting on classroom interactions, interrogating their own practice and the behaviour and performance of their students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446247495
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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