Understanding, Designing and Conducting Qualitative Research in Education: Framing the Project / Edition 1

Understanding, Designing and Conducting Qualitative Research in Education: Framing the Project / Edition 1

by John F. Schostak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335205097

ISBN-13: 9780335205097

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This book is more than an introduction to doing research - it aims to help readers identify what is new and important about their project, how their research relates to previous work and how it may be used to bring about change at individual, community, national or even international levels. A total strategy is offered focussing on the notion of the 'project' as an…  See more details below

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This book is more than an introduction to doing research - it aims to help readers identify what is new and important about their project, how their research relates to previous work and how it may be used to bring about change at individual, community, national or even international levels. A total strategy is offered focussing on the notion of the 'project' as an organizing framework that ensures that the methods chosen are appropriate to the subject and aim of the study. The intention throughout is to help readers move from being able to apply methods to being able to interrogate the theoretical underpinnings of particular perspectives so that they can feel confident about the particular kinds of knowledge claim they are making. The book will be important reading for students at Masters and doctoral level and will be particularly helpful for professionals from education, health, social work, criminal justice and business who carry out research in their workplace and who need to reflect upon the consequences and possibilities for action and change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335205097
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Conducting Educational Research Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

List of figures
Introduction1
1Finding bearings10
2Subjects: choices and consequences36
3The Other: its objects and objectivity63
4Handling complexity and uncertainty92
5Sense and nonsense - braving the postmodern, broaching the novel116
6Being shy of the truth134
7Framing texts and evidence: con/texts, intertextuality and rhetoric152
8Framing ethics and political issues173
9Framing ethical actions192
10Writing it212
Conclusion231
Notes233
References236
Index245

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