Designing Research in Education

Designing Research in Education : Concepts and Methodologies

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This is a clear introduction to the methodological and philosophical debates in the field of education research. It sets out the key ideas, questions, and dilemmas which inform all research and then, through the careful use of case studies and practical advice from experienced researchers, grounds them in the specific concerns of education and educational studies. Written by experienced academics and teachers the book links broad philosophical principles with practical strategies for designing and conducting ethical and effective research. Perfect for postgraduate students planning their own research in education this book will help you to: * Understand the philosophical foundations of your work. * Conceptualise and refine your research question. * Pick the right methodology for your research. * Embed ethical considerations throughout your research. This book is an ideal companion for any postgraduate student or early career academic conducting research across education and educational more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 20.32mm | 662.24g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1446294250
  • 9781446294253

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This book has the potential to inform and frame the next generation of research scholars in education. -- Stephen Dobson This is a very valuable resource... it draws on a wide range of research examples and includes useful reflection and commentary from leading researchers. -- Paula Clarke This engaging and lively book is a landmark in the field of designing effective education research. It presents successful strategies drawn from highly experienced researchers and provides accessible and useful advice for doctoral students and early career researchers. Highly recommended! -- Patrick Danahershow more

Table of contents

Part I: Concepts and philosophical issues informing research designsChapter 1: Setting the Scene: Research and education - Jon Swain Chapter 2: Designing Your Research in Education - Jon Swain Chapter 3: Developing a Research Proposal in Education - Jon Swain Chapter 4: Debates Around Epistemology in Education - Will GibsonChapter 5: Ethical Considerations in Research and Education - Jon Swain Part II: The application of the research designsChapter 6: Experimental Design in Education - Jane HurryChapter 7: Survey Design in Education - Charlie OwenChapter 8: Ethnography in Education - Rebecca O'ConnellChapter 9: Case Studies in Education - Mano CandappaChapter 10: Mixed Methods in Education - Olga CaraChapter 11: Summary and Conclusions - Jon SwainGlossaryshow more