Using Analytical Frameworks for Classroom Research: Collecting Data and Analysing Narrative by Susan RodriguesUsing Analytical Frameworks for Classroom Research: Collecting Data and Analysing Narrative by Susan Rodrigues

Using Analytical Frameworks for Classroom Research: Collecting Data and Analysing Narrative

EditorSusan Rodrigues

Paperback | May 3, 2010

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This introductory collection brings together contributions from a range of international researchers, each working within their own traditions, to explore current perspectives on the use of analytical approaches in education. Providing a close examination of cutting-edge data analysis techniques, each contribution describes a set of tools to assist prospective researchers as they decide which analytical approach or approaches best suit their own research endeavours.

Exploring theoretical approaches from both a macro and a micro perspective, each chapter:

  • Outlines the theoretical assumptions of the approach
  • Highlights the constraints and tensions within the approach
  • Contextualises the tradition in which the approach is located
  • Provides data and case studies to illustrate how the approach is used in classroom research and the realities of practice

In the final chapter a cross-comparison between the approaches covered is presented, allowing researchers to better understand which approach is most suitable for their project.

Essential reading for all those interested in the theory behind the analytical approach, this book will appeal to all postgraduates, researchers, and academics engaged in research in educational settings.

Susan Rodriguesis Professor of Science Education in the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education at the University of Dundee.
Title:Using Analytical Frameworks for Classroom Research: Collecting Data and Analysing NarrativeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:May 3, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415553075

ISBN - 13:9780415553070

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Table of Contents

Foreword   1. Understanding Educational Achivement: Person, process and contentMary Ainley and Sarah Buckley  2. Observational Analysis within Case Study DesignsDivya Jindal-Snape and Keith Topping 3. Tracking Student Learning Over Time Using Construct Centred DesignNamsoo Shin, Shawn Y. Stevens, and Joseph Krajcik  4. Anslysis of Interview Data Using the Constant Comparative Analysis MethodNicos Valanides  5. Using Metamatrices to Analyse Learning from Multiple Data SourcesLindsey N Conner  6. Narrative Interrogation: Constructing Parallel StoriesBeverley France  7. The Potential of Using Simulated Recall Approaches to Explore Teacher ThinkingPaul Denley and Keith Bishop  8. A  Developing Narrative: Analysing Teachers in Training/Tutor ConferencesCharles Anderson and Pauline Sangster  9. Exploring Talk: Identifying Register, Coherence and Cohesion Susan Rodrigues  10. How to Use Pronoun Grammar Analysis as a Methodological Tool for Understanding the Dynamic Lived Space of PeopleChristine Redman and Rod Fawns  11. Conclusion: What Happens Next?Susan Rodrigues