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Educational Research, 2nd Edition

John O'Toole and David Beckett


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ISBN / EAN: 9780195518313
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ISBN / EAN: 9780195518313
This textbook is prescribed for the following courses:
EDUC90833 - Researching Education Practice (Primary) University of Melbourne
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  • Paperback
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Annotation

For many teachers and teacher education students, research is an initially daunting prospect. This accessible and engaging text introduces students to the broad field of educational research demonstrating how to use research to think about issues arising from educational and social policy, as well as schools and classrooms, within organizational and institutional contexts.

Publisher Description

Educational Research: Creative Thinking and Doing is an engaging and accessible introduction to the broad field of educational research. It demonstrates how to use research to think about issues arising from classroom settings, organisations, or wider professional activities. Using engaging anecdotes from the field, this textbook thoroughly covers the basic principles, imperatives and theoretical approaches, and offers practical strategies for tackling the necessary processes and procedures.   New to this edition Fully revised and updated to cover the introduction of National Curriculum Increased focus on research in science and social science education and educational contexts Agony aunt style epilogues at the end of each part, answering students’ questions about research

Author Biography

John O'Toole Honorary Professor, School of Education, Griffith University

David Beckett Associate Professor and Deputy Dean, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Table of Contents

PART A: THINKING RESEARCH 1. ‘Seeing’ research What is research? Why do it? Contexts of formal research 2. What does research entail? Some philosophical considerations Some responsibilities Defining the key terms 3. Research and the practitioner Practitioners as researchers Researching practice Three approaches to research The underpinning significance of human experience 4. Methodologies and methods Descriptive and interpretive research Interventionist methodologies—bringing about change through research Blended methodologies—for description, interpretation and ongoing change Mixed methodologies Meta-research Postscript to Part A: A warning Epilogue to Part A: The agony column Part 1—Getting started   PART B: DOING RESEARCH 5. Making a start Starting points Developing the proposal or submission Ethics approval 6. The literature Accessing the literature Making a start How to read Documenting the literature The internet and other sources 7. Dealing with data Collecting and generating data Negative data and silent voices Background data Participant data Experimental data Documenting data 8. Data analysis and synthesis A note of encouragement Preparing the ground for analysis Analysis in action Analysis after action Analysing the data—quantitative Analysing the data—qualitative Mediating and mediated data Data synthesis 9. Reporting research Planning your report Aesthetics and style Dynamic reporting Publishing research Postscript to Part B: A valediction Epilogue to Part B: The agony column Part 2—Getting it done

Long Description

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 use research 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 the contemporary 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 artsand humanities teacher education students to use and to do research.

Product Details

Author
John O'Toole, David Beckett
Year
2013
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0195518314
ISBN-13
9780195518313
Format
Paperback
Audience
College/Higher Education
Country of Publication
Australia
Publication Date
2013-09-26
Pages
304
Subtitle
Creative Thinking and Doing
Language
English
Media
Book
Illustrations
1 illustration
Short Title
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH REV/E 2/E
Edition Description
Revised
Publisher
Oxford University Press ANZ
Textbook
1