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
- 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.
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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 MorrisonPART ONE: THE CONCEPT OF RESEARCHUnderstanding Methodology - Marlene MorrisonTaking a Critical Stance in Research - Margaret Grogan and Juanita M. Cleaver SimmonsThe Role of Culture in Interpreting and Conducting Research - David StephensReviewing Educational Literature - Jacqui Weetman Da CostaAuthenticity in Research: Reliability, Validity and Triangulation - Tony BushThe Ethical Framework of Research Practice - Hugh Busher and Nalita JamesPART TWO: APPROACHES TO RESEARCHResearch Design: Frameworks, Strategies, Methods and Technologies - David ScottMixed-Methods Research - Mary F. Hibberts and R. Burke JohnsonSurveys and Sampling - Daniel MuijsCase Studies - Michael BasseyPractitioner Research - Rachel Lofthouse, Elaine Hall and Kate WallGrounded Theory Research - Clive Dimmock and Martha LamEthnography - Marlene MorrisonNarrative and Life History - Alan FloydLearner Voice in Educational Leadership Research - Jacky LumbyPART THREE: RESEARCH TOOLSInterviews - Marianne ColemanDeveloping and Using Questionnaires - Judith Bell and Pam WoolnerMaking Use of Existing Data - Anna Vignoles and Shirely DexDocuments and Documentary Analysis - Tanya FitzgeraldDiscourse Analysis - Jane PerrymanReflection as Research: Using Diaries and Blogs - Marlene MorrisonPART FOUR: ANALYSING AND PRESENTING DATAQuantitative Data Analysis: Using SPSS - Pauline Dixon and Pam WoolnerAdvanced Quantitative Data Analysis - Daniel MuijsQualitative Data Analysis: Using NVivo - Rob Watling and Veronica James with Ann R. J. BriggsAcademic Writing - Ann R. J. Briggs