Research Methods in Education

Research Methods in Education

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The completely rewritten and updated fifth edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods currently employed by educational researches. It provides both the theory that underpins research methodology and very detailed and practical guidelines for conducting educational research at all stages. It continues to be the standard text for students undertaking educational research whether at undergraduate of postgraduate level.

This fifth edition constitutes the most extensive reshaping of the text to date and new material includes:

New chapters on curriculum research, planning research, needs analysis, observational methods and test construction planning research

Expanded discussion of action research, questionnaire design, ethnographic research, interview techniques, document analysis, ethical issues and group analysis/group techniques

New developments in technology such as telephone and electronic surveys, video and audio recording, use of photographic data and the use of the internet as a research facility.

Research Methods in Education, fifth edition, is essential reading for both the professional researcher and the user of research.

Louis Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Education at Loughborough University. Lawrence Manion is former Principal Lecturer in Music at Didsbury School of education, Manchester Metroplitan University. Keith Morrison is Professor of education at the Inter-University Institute of Macau and formerly Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Durham.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 157 x 233.7 x 34.3mm | 761.4g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • 0415102359
  • 9780415102353

Table of contents

Introduction Part 1: The Context of Educational Research 1.The Nature of Inquiry Part 2: Planning Educational Research 2. The Ethics of Educational and Social Research 3. Research Design Issues - Planning Research 4. Sampling 5. Reliability, Validity and Triangulation Part 3: Styles of Educational Research 6. Naturalistic and Ethnographic Research 7. Historical Research 8. Surveys, Longitudinal, Cross-Sectional and Trend Studies 9. Case Studies 10. Correlational Research 11. Ex Post Facto Research 12. Experiments, Quasi-Experiments and Single-Case Research 13. Action Research Part 4: Strategies for Data collection and Researching 14.Questionnaires 15. Interviews 16. Accounts 17. Observations 18. Tests 19. Personal Constructs 20. Multi-Dimensional Measurement 21. Role Playing Part 5: Recent Developments in Educational Research 22. Recent Developments
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'An excellent and importantly readable coverage of some of the main issues for those involved in educational research ... A major text in the subject area.' - John Copley
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