Designing and Doing Survey Research

Author: Lesley Andres

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446273091

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Designing and Doing Survey Research is an introduction to the processes and methods of planning and conducting survey research in the real world. Taking a mixed method approach throughout, the book provides step-by-step guidance on: • Designing your research • Ethical issues • Developing your survey questions • Sampling • Budgeting, scheduling and managing your time • Administering your survey • Preparing for data analysis With a focus on the impact of new technologies, this book provides a cutting-edge look at how survey research is conducted today as well as the challenges survey researchers face. Packed full of international examples from various social science disciplines, the book is ideal for students and researchers new to survey research. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.
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Researching Education Policy

Ethical and Methodological Issues

Author: David Halpin,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135719837

Category: Education

Page: 242

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The methodology researching of educational policy is the subject of this book. It takes a "behind the scenes" look at the conducting, the analysis and the interpretation of research carried out into educational policy issues revolving around the 1988 Education Reform Act.; The contributors draw on their project research experience to demonstrate the breadth of issues lionked with such policy research, and cover the gender and power balance between interviewer and interviewee, the difficulties resulting from different ideological stances of researchers and researched, and difficulties in finding links between research and policy.
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Doing Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L)

Author: Geoffrey Walford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136462082

Category: Education

Page: 4

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This collection of specially commissioned articles exposes the practical and personal influences on the process of doing sociology of education. All of the authors have been involved in conducting well know major research projects, and discuss here the pitfalls and problems, conflicts and compromises that went into doing their particular research. A particular feature of the book is that a wide variety of types of research in the sociology of education is covered. The range is from small-scale ethnographic case studies to large-scale postal questionnaire sample surveys and includes studies based on interviews, observation and questionnaires. There are examples of longitudinal work in case studies and in surveys. The collection also includes discussions of action research, the development and influence of theory, and the relationship between research and policy.
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Knowledge and Pedagogy

The Sociology of Basil Bernstein

Author: Brian Davies,Michael W. Apple,Fiona Close-Thomas,Philip Wexler,M. A. Halliday,Arnold Danzig,Ruqaiya Hasan,Jose L. Illera

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567501117

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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Thematically organized around the major concerns of Basil Bernstein's work as a sociologist, this book includes chapters from some of the leading sociologists and educational scholars. Each section attempts to provide a critical evaluation of Bernstein's work, framed within four interrelated contexts: his sociological theory, sociology of language and code theory, sociology of education and social reproduction, and the influence of his sociology on educational research. In a separate section, Bernstein himself responds to the earlier chapters. The book examines Bernstein's sociology of schools in relation to his general sociological theory and in doing so demonstrates that sociology is an essential lens for understanding the structure and processes of schooling. It also provides a critical evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of Bernstein's work, as well as a correction to current work in education, which eschews theory in favor of practicality.
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Doing Research About Education

Author: Geoffrey Walford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135710317

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book brings together semi-autobiographical accounts from major educationalists about their influential research, focusing on the practical and personal aspects of the research process. The collection reflects the great changes that have occured within educational research since the 1980s and deals with the issues and situations of the late 1990s. It includes accounts that cover the various stages of the research process, a sampling of topics, the diversity of methodologies used in educational research and a range of theoretical perspectives. There is coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and of large and smaller scale research. Also discussed are: ESRC programme research, contract research and theoretical research.
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Discourse Formation in Comparative Education

Author: Jürgen Schriewer

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631571293

Category: Education

Page: 366

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New theories and theory-based methodological approaches have found their way into Comparative Education - just as into Comparative Social Science more generally - in increasing number in the recent past. The essays of this volume express and critically discuss quite a range of these positions such as, inter alia, the theory of self-organizing social systems and the morphogenetic approach; the theory of long waves in economic development and world-systems analysis; historical sociology and the sociology of knowledge; as well as critical hermeneutics and post-modernist theorizing. With reference to such theories and approaches, the chapters - written by scholars from Europe, the USA and Australia - outline alternative research agendas for the comparative study of the social and educational fabric of the modern world. In so doing, they also expound frames of reference for re-considering the intellectual shaping, or Discourse Formation, of Comparative Education as a field of study.
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Doing Educational Research

Overcoming Challenges In Practice

Author: Marit Honerød Hoveid,Lucian Ciolan,Angelika Paseka,Sofia Marques da Silva

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526482428

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Every educational research project has challenges and obstacles that need to be managed and overcome. This book uses real case studies employing a wide range of research methodologies and drawn from educational contexts across Europe to explore these challenges offering flexible and universal guidance that you can apply to your own research. Published in partnership with EERA, this book is: · Realistic and informed: It explores a range of perspectives on educational research, from planning to data collection to international collaboration · Challenging: It integrates a holistic and critical view on the process of educational research · Culturally aware: It covers a variety of research projects from different countries and encourages you to challenge dominant perspectives in education This is the first major English language textbook for postgraduate and postdoctoral education researchers that represents and explores the range of research traditions that exist throughout Europe and what they mean in practice.
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The Research Process in Educational Settings (RLE Edu L)

Ten Case Studies

Author: Robert G Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136459987

Category: Education

Page: 4

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This book presents a series of research biographies based on research experiences in the study of educational settings. The main aim is to provide a set of first person accounts on doing research that combine analysis with description. The contributors have been drawn from the disciplines of sociology and educational studies and have all conducted ethnographic work or case studies in a variety of educational settings.
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The Sociology of Mathematics Education

Mathematical Myths, Pedagogic Texts

Author: Paul Dowling

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780750707916

Category: Education

Page: 335

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Raises two important and related issues: the changing social aspects of math and the quality of math schemes and textbooks. Math is no longer a subject studies by intellectuals but has become a subject for study by all children aged 5 to 16 years. The continuing failure of many children in this subject is cause for concern. Dowling critically examines textbooks, and the part they play in children's learning. He clearly shows the reader how to analyze and evaluate textbooks they are currently using. This interrogation of classroom resources has important implications for teaching strategies and for textbook design and use.
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