Educational research: An African approach by Chinedu OkekeEducational research: An African approach by Chinedu Okeke

Educational research: An African approach

EditorChinedu Okeke, Michael van Wyk

Paperback | July 15, 2015

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This is a comprehensive text offering a solid theoretical foundation in all the basic rudiments of research within the discipline of Teacher Education and more broadly the Social Sciences disciplines. The book addresses the specific difficulties faced by African students as experienced by theauthors over many years of teaching and supervising. Pedagogical features facilitate students' understanding of how to apply research tools in practice.
Chinedu Okeke holds a PhD in Sociology of Education from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and he is currently based in University of Swaziland, where he teaches sociology of education courses.
Title:Educational research: An African approachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.14 inPublished:July 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190409134

ISBN - 13:9780190409135

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The philosophy of research1. Afrocentricity as a research methodology2. Positivism and interpretivism: Distinguishing characteristics, criteria and methodology3. Interpretive research: Construction of meanings4. Critical research: Understanding material constraints and engaging in transformative action research5. Developing sensitivity in questions of gender, using feminist research and IKS principles6. Objectivity, values and subjectivity: Issues of values and ethics in the research process7. Ethics in human sciences researchPart 2: Planning, designing and conducting educational research8. The literature review9. Steps in the research process10. Research design11. How researchers define and measure variables12. Achieving qualitative validity, reliability and generalisability13. The logic of sampling14. Survey research methods15. Experimental methods and data collection16. The observation method17. The interview method18. The questionnaire approach19. The focus group discussion method20. Using secondary sources of data21. The pilot studyPart 3: Analysing fieldwork data22. Quantitative data analysis: Descriptive statistics23. Quantitative data analysis: Inferential statistics24. Application of the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS)25. Qualitative data analysisPart 4: Reporting and disseminating research findings26. Presentation of quantitative research reports27. Presentation of qualitative research findings28. Plagiarism: Causes, consequences and preventive strategies29. Essentials of academic writing30. Writing for publication: Sharpening your academic writing skills