Research Methods For Education

Paperback | May 14, 2014

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Written in a clear and friendly manner, Research Methods for Education, 2/e takes the student by the hand and guides them through the complex subject of research methods in an engaging, witty and clear way. It follows a mixed methods approach, which doesn’t simply prioritise quantitative or qualitative methods, allowing for greatest possible coverage. It also contains excellent international examples and case studies specifically from education, which breaks way from a parochial focus on UK education system.

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Written in a clear and friendly manner, Research Methods for Education, 2/e takes the student by the hand and guides them through the complex subject of research methods in an engaging, witty and clear way. It follows a mixed methods approach, which doesn’t simply prioritise quantitative or qualitative methods, allowing for greatest po...

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Research Methods for Education, Second Edition  takes the student by the hand and guides them through the complex subject of research methods in an engaging, witty and clear way. The book covers the philosophical approaches and epistemology, as well as the practical aspects of research, such as designing questionnaires and presenting...

For ten years, Peter Newby headed up educational development at Middlesex University. After this he set up an education research and development centre where the focus of the work was the exploration of learning processes and frameworks that could deliver prosperity and greater social equality to communities. Peter is now Emeritus Prof...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 14, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0273775103

ISBN - 13:9780273775102

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Table of Contents

Part One THE CONTEXT FOR YOUR RESEARCH

 

1 Research: a messy business
2 Understanding the research process
3 Putting your research design together

 

Part Two THE PROCESS OF DATA COLLECTION

 

4 Data: assembling the research toolkit
5 Using literature in research
6 Getting the right information
7 Cracking the reseach question

8 Asking questions

9 Talking, listening and watching: other approaches to data collection

 

Part Three THE PROCESS OF DATA ANALYSIS

 

10 Extracting the information from statistical data
11 Extracting the information from qualitative data sets
12 Extracting information from quantitative data
13 Using statistics to say something significant
14 Putting it all together

Appendix 1 Calculating sample size

Appendix 2 Calculating critical values for the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test