Doing Research About Education

Doing Research About Education

by Geoffrey Walford
ISBN-10:
0750707828
ISBN-13:
9780750707824
Pub. Date:
08/01/1998
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Overview

Doing Research About Education

This book brings together semi-autobiographical accounts from major educationalists about their influential research, focusing on the practical and personal aspects of the research process. The collection reflects the great changes that have occurred within education and educational research since the 1980s, and deals with the issues and situations of the late 1990s. It includes accounts that cover the various stages of the research process, a sampling of topics, the diversity of methodologies used in educational research and a range of theoretical perspectives. There is coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and of large and small scale research. Also discussed are: ESRC program research, contract research and theoretical research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750707824
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/01/1998
Series: Social Research and Educational Studies
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Contents1. Introduction: Research Accounts Count, Geoffrey Walford

2. Researching the 'pastoral' and the 'academic': An Ethnographic Exploration of Bernsetin's Sociology of the Curriculum, Sally Power

3. Are you a girl or are you a teacher? Some Questions about Researching Gender and Sexuality in a Primary School, Debbie Epstein

4. Critical Moments in the Creative Teaching Research, Peter Woods

5. Developing the Identity and Learning Programme: Principles and Pragmatism in a Longitudinal Ethnography of Pupil Careers, Anne Filer with Andrew Pollard

6. Using Ethnographic Methods in a Study of Students' Secondary School and Post-School Careers, Gwen Wallace, Jean Rudduck and Julia Flutter with Susan Harris

7. More Than the Sum of its Parts? Coordinating the ESRC Research Programme on innovation and Change in Education, Martin Hughes

8. Climbing an Educational Mountain: Conducting the International School Effectiveness Research Project (ISERP), David Reynolds, Bert Creemers, Sam Springfield, Charles Teddlie and the ISERP team

9. The making of Men: Theorizing Methodology in 'Uncertain Times', Chris Haywood and Mairtin Macian Ghaill

10. The Profession of a Methodological Purist? Martyn Hammersley

11. The Director's Tale: Developing Teams and Themes in a Research Center, Robert G. Burgess

12. The Last Blue Mountain? Doing Educational Research in a Contract Culture, Valerie Wilson

13. Compulsive Writing Behavior: Getting It Published, Geoffrey Walford

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