Educational Research: Creative Thinking and Doing

Paperback | October 8, 2013

byJohn OToole, David Beckett

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For many teachers and teacher education students, research is initially, a daunting prospect. Educational Research: Creative Thinking and Doing, Second Edition, is an accessible and engaging text which introduces students to the broad field of educational research and demonstrates how to useresearch when thinking about issues arising from educational and social policy, as well as schools and classrooms, within organizational and institutional contexts. Assuming no previous experience, the book covers the basic principles, reviewing imperatives and theoretical approaches, and explains how to tackle the necessary processes and procedures for conducting research and presenting the results. The new edition has been updated to highlight thecontemporary focus on mixed methodology and collaborative research, and there is increased coverage of research in science and social science educational contexts to balance with its emphasis on helping arts and humanities teacher education students to use and to do research.

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For many teachers and teacher education students, research is initially, a daunting prospect. Educational Research: Creative Thinking and Doing, Second Edition, is an accessible and engaging text which introduces students to the broad field of educational research and demonstrates how to useresearch when thinking about issues arising f...

John O'Toole (retired) was Honorary Professor at the School of Education at Griffith University. David Beckett is Associate Professor and Deputy Dean at Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10.04 × 7.48 × 0.01 inPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195518314

ISBN - 13:9780195518313

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IntroductionPart A: Thinking Research1. 'Seeing' Research2. What does research entail?3. Research and the practitioner4. Methodologies and methodsPostscript to Part A: A warningEpilogue to Part A: The agony column 1: Getting StartedPart B: Doing Research5. Making a start6. The Literature7. Dealing with data8. Data analysis and synthesis9. Reporting researchPostscript to Part B: A valedictionEpilogue to Part B: The agony column: Getting it doneBibliographyIndex