Research Methods in Education


Author: Louis Cohen,Lawrence Manion,Keith Morrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113572203X
Category: Education
Page: 762
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This rewritten, expanded and updated 7th edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education encompasses the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It offers plentiful and rich practical advice, underpinned by clear theoretical foundations, research evidence and up-to-date references. Chapters new to this edition cover: Causation, critical educational research, evaluation and the politics of research, including material on cross-cultural research, mixed methods and participatory research Choosing and planning a research project, including material on sampling, research questions, literature reviews and ethical issues Meta-analysis, research syntheses and systematic reviews Virtual worlds and internet research Using and analysing visual media and data in educational research Organizing and presenting qualitative data, content analysis, coding and computer analysis, themes, narratives, conversations and discourses, grounded theory Understanding and choosing statistical tests, descriptive and inferential statistics, multi-dimensional measurement and factor analysis Research Methods in Education is essential reading for both the professional researcher and students of education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, who need to understand how to plan, conduct, analyse and use research. The textbook is accompanied by a website: www.routledge.com/textbooks/cohen7e. PowerPoint slides for every chapter contain an outline of the chapter structure followed by a thorough summary of the key points, ideal for both lecturers and students.? Within the book a variety of internet resources are referred to and these references have been included here, with links to the websites.? A wide range of supplementary documents are available for many chapters, providing additional guidance and examples.? They range from guidelines for the contents of a research proposal with a worked example, to screen-print manuals for using SPSS and QSR N6 NUD*IST (exportable to N-Vivo) plus data files.

Research Methods and Methodologies in Education


Author: James Arthur,Michael Waring,Robert Coe,Larry V Hedges
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258165
Category: Education
Page: 456
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'This work will be of immense value to those who are undertaking a significant post-graduate research study in Education. The array of impressive contributors writes in an accessible and clear manner, and brings the attention of the reader to both technical and conceptual terms. This book certainly will be an addition to my own reference library' - Susan Groundwater-Smith, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney This straightforward and jargon-free book will provide students with the theoretical understandings, practical knowledge and skills they need to carry out independent research. The international contributors identify key research methodologies, data collection tools and analysis methods, and focus on the direct comparisons between them. Each chapter sets out the strengths and weaknesses of a key research method by: identifying specific research designs presenting a series of relevant data collection tools highlighting which analytical methods which can be used. The chapters cover the full range of methods and methodologies, including internet research, mixed methods research and the various modes of ethnographic research. Additional online materials are also available including links to useful journal articles enabling further reading and exploration of each chapter. This is a key book for M-level students and other postgraduates within Education and Educational Research Methods courses. James Arthur is Head of School and Professor of Education and Civic Engagement at the University of Birmingham, UK. Michael J. Waring is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Human Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. Robert Coe is Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), Durham University, UK. Larry V. Hedges (PhD) is Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics and Social Policy, at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, US.

Research Methods and Methodologies in Education


Author: Robert Coe,Michael Waring,Larry V Hedges,James Arthur
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526412667
Category: Education
Page: 400
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Best-selling, all-encompassing textbook for research methods in education.

Introduction to Research Methods in Education


Author: Keith F Punch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446243329
Category: Education
Page: 398
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Based on the popular Introduction to Social Research Methods, this book offers a highly accessible, clear and engaging introduction to research in education, which has been carefully and extensively developed to fully meet the needs of those studying in education and related fields. Introduction to Research Methods in Education assumes no previous knowledge of the subject, and focuses on helping the reader develop a clear conceptual understanding of the nature of empirical research in education, and of how those ideas lead to, and underlie, the principal research techniques. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches are covered, along with practical guidance on issues such as how to prepare a research proposal, write a literature review, and analyse different types of data. This book is an ideal introduction to researching in an educational context for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and will be a must-have for anyone studying on a research methods course or doing a research project for themselves.

Research Methods for Education


Author: Peter Newby
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781405835749
Category: Education
Page: 676
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"One of the most thorough and comprehensive research texts available. The author offers a thorough representation of all aspects of the research process, draws on a wide range of real examples from practice, and offers particular support to those students who struggle when presenting quantitative data in their research projects."-Liz Keeley-Browne, Oxford Brookes University "A serious and important attempt to simplify the complex process of research, without restricting or overly classifying the range and power of techniques available to us."-Stephen Gorard, The University of Birmingham "It is a very accessible text, easy to read and navigate through. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to students embarking on educational research and to lecturers about to teach a course in research methodology."-Marc SchSfer, Rhodes University, South Africa Research methods is a complex subject which many education students find frustrating. Philosophical approaches, quantitative methods and epistemology can all prove confusing and arcane for the novice educational researcher, whilst many students struggle with the practical aspects of deciding on a research project, designing a questionnaire or presenting conclusions in the most convincing way. Research Methods in Education therefore takes the student by the hand and guides them through the subject in an engaging, witty and clear way. Packed with exercises, examples and comparative international material from other educational contexts, Peter Newby's book is the student-friendly text which demystifies the research process with clarity and verve. Key features: -Written for people who are new to research and not confident with numbers -A mixed methods approach, which doesn't simply prioritise quantitative or qualitative methods -Rich supporting website with activities, multiple choice questions, data-sets, examples of good and bad research tools. This shows students how to progress their own research project and contains coaching and support to help students with mathematics -Covers graphical and analytic procedures using Internet tools and spreadsheets -Contains guidance on analytic procedures that require more advanced tools such as SPSS and Minitab -Designed to help students produce good, valid and valuable research. Excellent coverage of availability of secondary data sources -Many excellent international examples and case studies specifically from education, which breaks away from a parochial focus on UK education system. "This an especially useful and enjoyable book for beginning and experienced researchers alike."-Peter Freebody, University of Sydney, Australia "This is an excellent, up-to-date and accessible methods text which will greatly appeal to students grappling with the research process. The style of the book is clear and user-friendly, whilst the content anticipates many of the problems which students are likely to encounter during their research in education. Comprehensive and good value for money."-Samantha Punch, University of Stirling "I am impressed by Newby's concrete and structured way of guiding the student through the entire research process. His descriptions of complex theories and procedures is conveyed in an interesting and accessible way. Students will also enjoy the writing style and pedagogical organization of the book."-Carina R÷nngvist, Umes School of Education, Sweden

Research Methods in Education


Author: Robert E. Slavin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 273
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Textbook for students and others who plan to do research in schools (or, at least, to understand such research) gives the key ideas and practical strategies involved. This edition (first was 1984) adds a new chapter on qualitative research, expands the section on causal-comparative designs, and pres

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management


Author: Marianne Coleman,Ann R J Briggs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761971856
Category: Education
Page: 297
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This book is the essential guide to research in educational leadership and management by bringing together expert original contributions to present a comprehensive and accessible resource for new and experienced researchers in the field.

Research Methods in Education

An Introduction
Author: William Wiersma
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205284924
Category: Education
Page: 476
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A classic in its field, Research Methods in Education retains the clear, concise writing style and organization that has made the text so popular. It has been updated with a new chapter on evaluating research papers, additional information on computers and software used in research, and a data disk consisting of three data sets that accompanies the text. Research Methods in Education helps students evaluate research literature as well as master research methodology. It emphasizes the rationale for commonly used research procedures and their applications. The nature of educational research is outlined and the steps in the research process are clearly defined. Because identification of a research problem is so important, the entire second chapter is devoted to this topic. The text is broad in scope covering both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as well as sampling designs, measurement, data collection, preparation of data sets for computer analysis, statistical procedures, and reports. Research Methods in Education gives students a solid understanding of all the elements of research.

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management


Author: Ann R J Briggs,Marianne Coleman,Marlene Morrison
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446260487
Category: Education
Page: 448
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This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on: - research Design - grounded research - ethnography - discourse analysis - narrative / Life history - student voice Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.

Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education

Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Author: Anthony E. Kelly,Richard A. Lesh,John Y. Baek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317639642
Category: Education
Page: 560
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This Handbook presents the latest thinking and current examples of design research in education. Design-based research involves introducing innovations into real-world practices (as opposed to constrained laboratory contexts) and examining the impact of those designs on the learning process. Designed prototype applications (e.g., instructional methods, software or materials) and the research findings are then cycled back into the next iteration of the design innovation in order to build evidence of the particular theories being researched, and to positively impact practice and the diffusion of the innovation. The Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education-- the defining book for the field -- fills a need in how to conduct design research by those doing so right now. The chapters represent a broad array of interpretations and examples of how today’s design researchers conceptualize this emergent methodology across areas as diverse as educational leadership, diffusion of innovations, complexity theory, and curriculum research. This volume is designed as a guide for doctoral students, early career researchers and cross-over researchers from fields outside of education interested in supporting innovation in educational settings through conducting design research.

Methods in Educational Research

From Theory to Practice
Author: Marguerite G. Lodico,Dean T. Spaulding,Katherine H. Voegtle
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470588697
Category: Psychology
Page: 480
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Methods in Educational Research Methods in Educational Research is designed to prepare students for the real world of educational research. It focuses on scientifically-based methods, school accountability, and the professional demands of the twenty-first century, empowering researchers to take an active role in conducting research in their classrooms, districts, and the greater educational community. Like the first edition, this edition helps students, educators, and researchers develop a broad and deep understanding of research methodologies. It includes substantial new content on the impact of No Child Left Behind legislation, school reform, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, logic modeling, action research, and other areas. Special features to assist the teaching and learning processes include vignettes illustrating research tied to practice, suggested readings at the end of each chapter, and discussion questions to reinforce chapter content. Praise for the Previous Edition "A new attempt to make this subject more relevant and appealing to students. Most striking is how useful this book is because it is really grounded in educational research. It is very well written and quite relevant for educational researchers or for the student hoping to become one." -PsycCRITIQUES/American Psychological Association "I applaud the authors for their attempt to cover a wide range of material. The straightforward language of the book helps make the material understandable for readers." -Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation

Research Methods in Education


Author: Joseph Check,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342093
Category: Education
Page: 440
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Research Methods in Education introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating questions about the educational world. This lively, innovative text helps students connect technique and substance, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions. It weaves actual research "stories" into the presentation of research topics, and it emphasizes validity, authenticity, and practical significance as overarching research goals. The text is divided into three sections: Foundations of Research (5 chapters), Research Design and Data Collection (7 chapters), and Analyzing and Reporting Data (3 chapters). This tripartite conceptual framework honors traditional quantitative approaches while reflecting the growing popularity of qualitative studies, mixed method designs, and school-based techniques. This approach provides a comprehensive, conceptually unified, and well-written introduction to the exciting but complex field of educational research.

Research methods in education and psychology

integrating diversity with quantitative & qualitative approaches
Author: Donna M. Mertens
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 422
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Focused on providing as full a picture as possible of what is considered to be "good" research, Research Methods in Education and Psychology explains quantitative and qualitative methods and incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into the descriptions of these methods. It not only covers two of the standard paradigms (postpositivist and interpretive/constructivist) but also a relatively new emancipatory paradigm that is inclusive of the perspectives of feminists, ethnic/racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. In each chapter, Donna M. Mertens carefully explains a step of the research process from the literature review to types of research method to analysis and reporting of quantitative or qualitative approaches. As an added plus, she includes a sample study and abstract in each chapter to illustrate the concepts discussed in that chapter. To enhance your students reading, she has also included: - Chapter opening examples and lists of topics to consider - Boxed examples and points to consider - Sample studies in every chapter to illustrate key ideas - Sequence steps to guide each stage of the research process - End-of-chapter "Questions and Answers for Discussion and Application" to elicit further reflection of the material covered

Research Methods for Education, second edition


Author: Peter Newby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317637151
Category: Education
Page: 683
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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 conclusions. Each chapter is split into 'Context' and 'Practice' and both sections are packed with exercises, examples and comparative international material from other educational contexts, Peter Newby's book is the student-friendly text which demystifies the research process with clarity and verve. Key features: -written in a clear and friendly manner to help students feel more confident dealing with the complexities of research and particularly useful for those new to research or less confident with numbers -a mixed methods approach, which doesn't simply prioritise quantitative or qualitative methods, allowing for greatest possible coverage contains guidance on analytic procedures that require more advanced tools such as SPSS and Minitab -many excellent international examples and case studies specifically from education, which breaks away from a parochial focus on UK education system.

Research Methods for Education


Author: Gregory J. Privitera,Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 150630334X
Category: Education
Page: 800
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From award-winning author Gregory J. Privitera and Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell, Research Methods for Education covers the range of different quantitative and qualitative research methods specific to their use in educational research. This new text uses a problem-focused approach in a way that fully integrates the decision tree—from choosing a research design to selecting an appropriate statistic for analysis. With a conversational, student-friendly writing style, and examples from a wide variety of education-related fields, the authors show how methods and statistics work together and enable the testing of hypotheses through use of the scientific method. Students will become informed consumers of research with the ability to understand a research article and judge its quality and apply the methods in action research to inform educational practice.

Research Methods in Education

An Introduction
Author: William Wiersma,Stephen G. Jurs
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205581924
Category: Education
Page: 493
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A classic in its field, Research Methods in Education explains the research process with emphasis on the formulation of a research question, referencing current literature in the field, using appropriate research designs, and writing and evaluating research reports. Both quantitative and qualitative research designs are described. Measurement, sampling, and statistics are presented as essential research tools. Retaining the clear, concise writing style and organization that has made this text so popular, Research Methods in Education helps students evaluate research literature as well as master research methodology. It emphasizes the rationale for commonly used research procedures and their applications. The authors outline the nature of educational research and clearly define the steps in the research process. The text is broad in scope–covering both quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research methodologies as well as describing how to write research proposals and reports of completed research. Research Methods in Education gives students a solid understanding of all the elements of research.

Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences


Author: Mark Garner,Claire Wagner,Barbara Kawulich
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754673545
Category: Social Science
Page: 244
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This book is intended as a preliminary step towards the development of a pedagogical culture in research methodology. It contains chapters from a range of authors who are involved in the teaching of research methods in different countries and within a variety of disciplines. Their aim is to establish the extent to which there are common concerns and challenges and to demonstrate ways in which these are being met. The book provides both a stimulus and source materials for the development of a more substantial and systematic literature in the field.

Research Methods in Language and Education

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Author: Nancy H. Hornberger,David Corson,P. Corson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792349358
Category: Education
Page: 378
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The present volume seeks to enable language and education practitioners, researchers, and interested lay readers alike to get a sense of the range of issues being pursued in language and education research and the array of methods employed to do so. A major assumption of the volume is that both micro and macro perspectives and both social and linguistic levels of analysis are critical for an understanding of the interaction between language and education. It is organized in four parts, focusing in turn on language and education in relation to society, variation, culture, and interaction. The contributing scholars hail from five continents and nine countries; they represent a great diversity of linguistic, cultural, and disciplinary traditions. For all that, what is most impressive about this volume is the unity of purpose and outlook with regard to the central role of language as both vehicle and mediator of educational processes and to the need for continued and deepening research into the limits and possibilities that implies.

Research Methods in Educational Management


Author: Daphne Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780582251366
Category: Education
Page: 201
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This text is the course book for the compulsory module on research methods for the Leicester University MBA in Educational Management. It aims to provide a thorough grounding in the principles and methods of educational research and can be used by anyone wishing to develop their skills in this area.

Qualitative Research Methods in Education and Educational Technology


Author: Jerry Willis
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1930608543
Category: Education
Page: 371
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Qualitative Research Methods in Education and Educational Technology was written for students and scholars interested in exploring the many qualitative methods developed over the last 50 years in the social sciences. The book does not stop, however, at the boundaries of the social sciences. Social scientists now consume and use research methods from many fields. The rich resources of research methods and theories from both the humanities and philosophy are also covered in this book. It explains why postpositivist quantitative research should not be the only game in town and provides solid theoretical foundations, beginning with the positions of Plato and Aristotle, for broadening our horizons about what warrants our attention. Using Aristotle s concept of phronesis the author shows why methods such as narrative research and storytelling, hermeneutic inquiry, literary theory, philosophical inquiry, and much more have important applications in education and educational technology. On those foundations, the author also builds a framework for doing many types of research from participatory action research to content analysis, to postmodern case studies, to empowerment research and philosophical inquiry. He accomplishes this through a combination of original text, summaries of exemplary research in education and educational technology, and suggested readings that are annotated and introduced at the end of each chapter. Many of these readings are available online and they extend the discussion of research methods or serve as exemplars of a particular type of educational technology research. There are open ended and conceptual questions for each reading, and developing your own answers to them is one way you can extend your depth of understanding about qualitative research methods in education and educational technology."