Researching Educational Leadership and Management: Methods and Approaches

Researching Educational Leadership and Management: Methods and Approaches

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857028310
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/04/2014
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Professor Mark Brundrett is Professor of Educational Research and Director of the Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation Services at Liverpool John Moores University (CERES).


Dr Christopher Rhodes is Senior Lecturer in Education and Director of the Doctor of Education Programme in Educational Leadership at the University of Birmingham.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: PREPARING TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH ON EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Introduction: Key Issues in Research on Educational Leadership
Theories of Educational Research
Ensuring Reliability, Validity or 'Trustworthiness' in Research
Reviewing Existing Ideas to Develop a Conceptual Framework
PART TWO: DESIGNING AND USING RESEARCH TOOLS FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP RESEARCH
Developing a Sample
Questionnaire Research
Interviews and Focus Groups
Using Observation
Documentary Analysis
Action Research and Practitioner Inquiry
PART THREE: ANALYSING DATA AND REPORTING THE FINDINGS OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Analysing Quantitative Data
Analysing Qualitative Data
The Uses of Leadership Research
Conclusions: Writing Reports and Making Sense of Outcomes

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