ISBN-10:
1446200442
ISBN-13:
9781446200445
Pub. Date:
07/06/2012
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management / Edition 3

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management / Edition 3

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Overview

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management / Edition 3

This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner.

Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on:

- research Design

- grounded research

- ethnography

- discourse analysis

- narrative / Life history

- student voice

Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446200445
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,248,464
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Ann Briggs is Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership at Newcastle University, UK. She has published on research methods, middle leadership, 14-19 education and management structures in post-compulsory institutions. Ann is a past Chair of BELMAS and is currently National Secretary of NZEALS, having retired to New Zealand in 2009.

Marianne Coleman is Reader Emerita in Educational Leadership at University College London, Institute of Education. Before a career in higher education at the University of Leicester and the Institute of Education she was a secondary school teacher and an advisory teacher in an LEA. Now retired, she continues to research and write focusing on her interest in gender and leadership and wider issues of diversity and social justice. She has recently co-authored a book on ageing and is a trustee of the Nurture Group Network, an educational charity which supports children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Ann R. J. Briggs, Marianne Coleman and Marlene Morrison
PART ONE: THE CONCEPT OF RESEARCH
Understanding Methodology - Marlene Morrison
Taking a Critical Stance in Research - Margaret Grogan and Juanita M. Cleaver Simmons
The Role of Culture in Interpreting and Conducting Research - David Stephens
Reviewing Educational Literature - Jacqui Weetman Da Costa
Authenticity in Research: Reliability, Validity and Triangulation - Tony Bush
The Ethical Framework of Research Practice - Hugh Busher and Nalita James
PART TWO: APPROACHES TO RESEARCH
Research Design: Frameworks, Strategies, Methods and Technologies - David Scott
Mixed-Methods Research - Mary F. Hibberts and R. Burke Johnson
Surveys and Sampling - Daniel Muijs
Case Studies - Michael Bassey
Practitioner Research - Rachel Lofthouse, Elaine Hall and Kate Wall
Grounded Theory Research - Clive Dimmock and Martha Lam
Ethnography - Marlene Morrison
Narrative and Life History - Alan Floyd
Learner Voice in Educational Leadership Research - Jacky Lumby
PART THREE: RESEARCH TOOLS
Interviews - Marianne Coleman
Developing and Using Questionnaires - Judith Bell and Pam Woolner
Making Use of Existing Data - Anna Vignoles and Shirely Dex
Documents and Documentary Analysis - Tanya Fitzgerald
Discourse Analysis - Jane Perryman
Reflection as Research: Using Diaries and Blogs - Marlene Morrison
PART FOUR: ANALYSING AND PRESENTING DATA
Quantitative Data Analysis: Using SPSS - Pauline Dixon and Pam Woolner
Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis - Daniel Muijs
Qualitative Data Analysis: Using NVivo - Rob Watling and Veronica James with Ann R. J. Briggs
Academic Writing - Ann R. J. Briggs

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