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.
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 studentsâ€™ questions about research
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
PART A: THINKING RESEARCH 1. â€˜Seeingâ€™ 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 methodologiesâ€”bringing about change through research Blended methodologiesâ€”for description, interpretation and ongoing change Mixed methodologies Meta-research Postscript to Part A: A warning Epilogue to Part A: The agony column Part 1â€”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 dataâ€”quantitative Analysing the dataâ€”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 2â€”Getting it done
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.
Shop Now. Enjoy Now. Pay Later.
Pay in four simple instalments, available instantly at checkout.
All you need is:
1) An Australian credit or debit card; 2) To be at least 18 years of age; 3) To live in Australia
To see Afterpay's complete terms, visit https://www.afterpay.com/en-AU/terms
Own it now, pay later.
The smarter way to pay for what you want today.