School-based Research: A Guide for Education Students

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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, ...

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Overview

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. New to this edition: A new chapter exploring how small-scale research can be undertaken with younger pupils in order to inform, understand and develop classroom better practices. Coverage of action research is now split across two chapters exploring a range of approaches, including guidance on how to apply mixed methods approaches to schools-based action research Greater coverage of ethics, exploring key issues that need to be taken into consideration for school-based research projects Essential reading for students in Education programs including a research methods component and professional development courses.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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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
From the Publisher
'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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446247495
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 357
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Cambridge.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why should teachers do school-based research?
PART ONE: USING EXISTING RESEARCH TO UNDERSTAND AND PLAN SCHOOL BASED RESEARCH
Becoming a Reflexive Teacher - Elaine Wilson
Refining the Focus for Research and Formulating a Research Question - Elaine Wilson
Reviewing the Literature and Writing a Literature Review - Elaine Wilson
Research with Younger Children: Issues and Approaches - Paul Warwick and Roland Chaplain
PART TWO: CARRYING OUT AND REPORTING ON CLASSROOM-BASED RESEARCH
Research Design - Elaine Wilson
Ethics in Educational Research - Kris Stutchbury
Data Collection - Elaine Wilson and Alison Fox
Handling Data - Elaine Wilson and Alison Fox
Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research by Teacher Researchers - Michael Evans
Analysing Qualitative Data - Michael Evans
Taking a Quantitative Approach - Mark Winterbottom
Analysing Quantitative Data - Ros McLellan
Writing about Your Research - Elaine Wilson
PART THREE: METHODOLOGIES
What Is Educational Action Research? - Elaine Wilson
How to Do Action Research - Elaine Wilson
The Case Study - Helen Demetriou
Building Theory from Data: Grounded Theory - Keith S Taber
PART FOUR: PARADIGMS
Beyond Positivism: 'Scientific' Research into Education - Keith S Taber
Interpretivism: Meeting Our Selves in Research - Christine Counsell
Conclusion
Glossary
References
Index
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