Doing Your Education Research Project

Doing Your Education Research Project

This book will be valuable to anyone begining a research or a professional or a professional or school development project, whatever stage they are at within the teaching community, from training for QTS, higher degree, or in need of ...

Author: Neil Burton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446293164

Category: Education

Page: 264

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If you are a trainee teacher or experienced practitioner new to research, or are simply wondering how to get started on your education research project, this practical book will be your guide. The authors offer simple steps to ensure that you ask the key questions in the most effective way possible. The book guides you through the entire research process: from clarifying the context and conceptual background, to presenting and analysing the evidence gathered. Supported by examples, checklists and diagrams, this fully revised and updated edition includes a wealth of information on: Research design Evidence gathering techniques Practitioner research Ethics Data analysis techniques. This book will be valuable to anyone begining a research or a professional or a professional or school development project, whatever stage they are at within the teaching community, from training for QTS, higher degree, or in need of evidence-backed decisions for the strategic development of their school.
Categories: Education

Doing Your Education Research Project

Doing Your Education Research Project

'...an approachable, well designed and relatively thorough beginners' text - ESCalate 'It is rare that a book on research methods is accessible, practical and interesting. This book has all these features.

Author: Neil Burton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849205290

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 633

'...an approachable, well designed and relatively thorough beginners' text - ESCalate 'It is rare that a book on research methods is accessible, practical and interesting. This book has all these features. It is an invaluable resource for anyone new to the research process and a ‘must have’ for anyone starting a research project' - Professor Alma Harris, Institute of Education, University of Warwick 'While many scholars write about the importance of practitioner research, few have offered practitioners practical and accessible guidance about the nuts and bolts of researching practice. This volume contributes greatly to filling this void' - James P. Spillane, Spencer T. & Ann W. Olin Professor in Learning and Organizational Change, Northwestern University, USA 'This is a useful practical and easy to read book which makes a real connection between teaching and practitioner research. I have been looking for a new book for researchers and have no hesitation in asking my folk to get hold of a copy of this excellent book' - Dr Ian Terrell, Director of the Midwheb Partnership for Professional Development in Education, Middlesex University This easy to use book guides you through the whole process of successfully organising and completing your education research project. The authors provide you with the confidence and skills to engage in research which leads to qualification and can genuinely inform decision making. By establishing links between the teaching and research processes, the authors show how to adopt a robust approach to research which will ensure that your research project has a secure focus, conceptual framework and methodology. Key topics covered are: " Planning and preparation " Carrying out practical research " Reporting and gathering evidence " Presentation and analysis " Putting research back into practice The book is for all students on initial teacher training courses and educational professionals doing research either as part of a professional and academic qualification or for self and organisational development.
Categories: Education

A Beginner s Guide to Doing Your Education Research Project

A Beginner s Guide to Doing Your Education Research Project

Features in the text include: - explanations of key research terms - activities (with answers) - progress sheets - case studies Online resources to accompany the book are available at www.methodspace.com/groups/mikelambert This is an ideal ...

Author: Mike Lambert

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857029812

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 876

'Mike Lambert's book is a useful source of information, helping to create and shape your research methods project. The book contains detailed chapters with easy to follow guidelines, tips and suggestions ensuring help at every step of the way from start to finish' Alexander Miesen, student, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences In this basic guide, step-by-step advice is presented in a clear way and chapters take the reader through the entire process, from planning and doing research, to writing it up. Each stage is covered, with detailed help on choosing a topic, drawing up research questions, doing the literature review, choosing and designing research methods, the ethics of doing research, analyzing data, and collating and presenting findings. Features in the text include: - explanations of key research terms - activities (with answers) - progress sheets - case studies Online resources to accompany the book are available at www.methodspace.com/groups/mikelambert This is an ideal text for undergraduate students undertaking their first ever research project, postgraduates pursuing Masters awards and teachers carrying out action research.
Categories: Education

Doing Your Research Project

Doing Your Research Project

This book aims to provide you with the tools to do the job, to help you avoid some of the pitfalls and time-wasting false trails that can eat into your time, and to establish good research habits.

Author: Judith Bell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106010120761

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 265

If you are a beginner researcher, the problems facing you are much the same whether you are producing a small project, an MEd dissertation or a PhD thesis. You will need to select a topic; identify the objectives of your study; plan and design a suitable methodology; devise research instruments; negotiate access to institutions, material and people; collect, analyse and present information; and finally, produce a well-written report or dissertation. Whatever the scale of the undertaking, you will have to master techniques and devise a plan of action which does not attempt more than the limitations of expertise, time and access permit. We all learn to do research by actually doing it, but a great deal of time can be wasted and goodwill dissipated by inadequate preparation. This book aims to provide you with the tools to do the job, to help you avoid some of the pitfalls and time-wasting false trails that can eat into your time, and to establish good research habits. It takes you from the stage of choosing a topic through to the production of a well-planned, methodologically sound and well-written final report or dissertation on time. Doing Your Research Project serves as a source of reference and guide to good practice for all beginner researchers, whether undergraduate and postgraduate students or professionals such as teachers or social workers undertaking investigations in Education and the Social Sciences. This second edition retains the basic structure of the very successful first edition whilst incorporating some important new material.
Categories: Education

How to Do Your Research Project

How to Do Your Research Project

The Third Edition of this bestselling title continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences.

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526414571

Category: Reference

Page: 360

View: 474

The Third Edition of this bestselling title continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences.
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Doing Your Research Project A Guide For First Time Researchers

Doing Your Research Project  A Guide For First Time Researchers

Doing your Research Project is the market leading book for students across the social sciences conducting small scale research projects.

Author: Bell, Judith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335264469

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 687

Doing your Research Project is the market leading book for students across the social sciences conducting small scale research projects.
Categories: Education

Success with Your Education Research Project

Success with Your Education Research Project

This text, written for this specific target audience, makes clear references to these courses and contexts throughout.

Author: John Sharp

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857259479

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 293

Research projects are carried out in schools and non-school settings by virtually all undergraduates in the areas of teacher training, Education Studies and other educational disciplines. This text, written for this specific target audience, makes clear references to these courses and contexts throughout. Hot topics such as using the net and plagiarism are covered with up-to-date information, while key content on literature searches, critical thinking and the development of argument provide clear guidance and ensure academic rigor. This new edition has been updated throughout to provide greater depth on many topics, FAQs and a glossary of key terms.
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Your Education Research Project Handbook

Your Education Research Project Handbook

Assuming no prior research experience, this text will provide the support and guidance needed to begin writing a research project or dissertation in Education.

Author: Anthony Coles

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1408221241

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 461

This concise and accessible text is designed to prepare novice researchers in the planning, implementation, evaluation and writing-up of a small-scale research project, from first idea to finished product. Assuming no prior research experience, this text will provide the support and guidance needed to begin writing a research project or dissertation in Education. The nature of research will be introduced, followed by advice on formulating a manageable set of objectives, selecting an appropriate research strategy and evaluating data. The fictional case study running throughout the book and conversational style help provide the simple, honest information that any student needs before undertaking a small-scale research project. This readable introduction will help students de-mystify the basics of writing a research project.
Categories: Education

How to Do Your Research Project

How to Do Your Research Project

Does writer's block get in the way of your dissertation? Nearly all students need to do a research project at some point during their degree. How to do your Research Project guides you through the different phases of doing so.

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847874429

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 840

Are you doing a research project? Do you need advice on how to carry out research? Does writer's block get in the way of your dissertation? Nearly all students need to do a research project at some point during their degree. How to do your Research Project guides you through the different phases of doing so. With practical examples, Thomas explains what should happen at each project phase, detailing the main design frames and methods used in social science research, and providing down to earth and practical advice on weaving these elements together into a coherent whole.
Categories: Social Science

Doing Your Action Research Project

Doing Your Action Research Project

This book provides exactly that, with action research examples and guidance that is reflective of the likely obstacles of action research.

Author: Warren Kidd

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 1446298248

Category:

Page: 192

View: 595

Action research is a popular method of research among education students and teachers and requires specific guidance. This book provides exactly that, with action research examples and guidance that is reflective of the likely obstacles of action research.
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Your Education Research Project Companion

Your Education Research Project Companion

New for this edition and included throughout the book is MA level advice helping you to know what more is required of you to achieve a Masters qualification.

Author: Jim Mcgrath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317902447

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 533

Whatever level you are working at, and assuming no prior research experience, Your Education Research Project Companion, 2nd edition provides the support and guidance you need in order to write a first-class research project or dissertation in education. Written in the form of a fictional case study, the book charts the progress of student working on an education research project, through tutorials with their academic tutor. The clear, innovative narrative style will bridge the gap between theory and research practice, to ensure you acquire the simple and essential information needed. New for this edition and included throughout the book is MA level advice helping you to know what more is required of you to achieve a Masters qualification.
Categories: Education

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

This is an essential companion for students on undergraduate and postgraduate early childhood courses, teacher education, nursing, and social sciences.

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473906341

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 685

Undertaking a research project can be a daunting task for early years students. This step-by-step guide clearly shows you how to organize and structure your project, write a literature review, interpret findings, and successfully present your research. Bringing the whole process to life through practical examples and real case studies, the book is packed with summaries, key points, checklists, and discussion topics, encouraging you to engage with and reflect on your own work. The Third Edition is fully updated to include: New chapters on writing your literature review and structuring your final project Increased coverage of e-research data collection methods New real-life student examples and case studies from the UK and internationally Additional online 'top tips' videos from the author. This is an essential companion for students on undergraduate and postgraduate early childhood courses, teacher education, nursing, and social sciences. It is also useful for early years practitioners required to carry out small-scale research. Dr. Guy Roberts-Holmes is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. ? Guy Roberts-Holmes will be discussing key ideas from Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.
Categories: Education

How to Do Your Social Research Project Or Dissertation

How to Do Your Social Research Project Or Dissertation

Throughout the book, you'll focus on three key questions: 'What do I need to know?', 'What do I need to think about?' and 'What do I need to do?'.

Author: Tom Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198811060

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: 416

View: 124

How to do your Social Research Project or Dissertation provides a straight-talking, easy-to-navigate, and reassuring guide to support final-year social science undergraduates. Uniquely shaped by real social science undergraduates from a range of institutions, the book includes their advice to help you through with what can be a daunting, but rewarding stage of your degree. From the look and feel of the book, to the development of the chapter content and the advice it provides, students have been involved at every stage of the book's development to ensure it is focused on what's important to you. Expert advice from real supervisors across the subject disciplines in the 'Working with your supervisor' feature also helps you to make the most of research supervision, and learn from the experience of real researchers in your chosen field. By providing anecdotes, words of wisdom, scenarios, or simply reminders, hints, and tips on how best to prepare for meetings, and communicate effectively, How to do your Social Research Project or Dissertation is the most complete guide to facilitate the student-supervisor working relationship. Dedicated chapters cover all the typical stages of a research project or dissertation in the social sciences, while their carefully constructed structure allows you to quickly and efficiently navigate the content. Throughout the book, you'll focus on three key questions: 'What do I need to know?', 'What do I need to think about?' and 'What do I need to do?'. In so doing, each chapter gives you a clear and direct checklist of actions as you progress through your dissertation or research project, keeping you organized, motivated, and confident. The book's online resources include a wealth of free-to-access materials, including: DT Author-led videos for each chapter of the book focussing on key areas of social research including supervision, thinking up research questions and ethical challenges in social research among others. DT Student videos focussing on key issues in undertaking a research project or dissertation and how these have been overcome. DT 'Finding your Way' research pitfalls and how to avoid them. DT General dissertation template. DT Good and bad examples of various research tools: questionnaires, interview questions, observation plans. DT Good and bad examples of extracts from literature reviews. DT Downloadable research checklist. DT Further reading/research suggestions, broken down by chapter. DT A list of links to online time-management tools. DT Research plan templates. DT Links to freely available datasets. DT Tips on increasing your sample size. DT SPSS/NVIVO links/resources. DT Interactive activity to help narrow down research topics. DT Mind-mapping tool. DT Interactive editing exercise to practise writing-up, and making efficient use of word count.
Categories: Dissertations, Academic

You and Your Action Research Project

You and Your Action Research Project

This book gives practical guidance on doing an action research project.

Author: Jean McNiff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134366132

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 512

This book gives practical guidance on doing an action research project. Written for practitioners across professions who are studying on award-bearing courses, this book is packed full of useful advice and takes the reader through the various stages of a project, including: Starting your action research project Monitoring and documenting the action Techniques for dealing with the data Making claims to knowledge and validating them Making your research public: creating your living theory. The book's practical approach will appeal to practitioners and will encourage them to try out new strategies for improving their work. It will also be essential reading for those resource managers in schools, colleges and higher education institutions who are responsible for providing courses and support. This second edition of a best-selling book, has been thoroughly updated and improved by a number of features, being more accessible, dealing with current debates in literature and demonstrating the power of action research for individual practices.
Categories: Education

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Warm, innovative and clever, this book is packed full of must-have information for anyone doing a research project.

Author: Zina O'Leary

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526413079

Category: Reference

Page: 415

View: 194

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project, the author guides you through a step-by-step approach to research and provides all of the skills and momentum you need to excel. Each stage of a project is clearly set out with best practice highlighted alongside pragmatic advice for tackling research in the real world. The Third Edition uses multidisciplinary case studies, and examples from the author’s own experience, to answer your questions and support your progress as you move smoothly through each stage. With a new chapter on mixed methods approaches, more on disseminating research, more on the practical and legal implications of ethics and more international examples, the book is packed full of learning features and tools to support your journey, including: A fully-developed website with podcasts, videos, journal articles and examples of real projects Activities and worksheets to help you organize your time Learning objectives to sustain your momentum Top tips relating to key research skills Full glossary to test understanding and provide definitions Annotated further reading to help you move through the literature ‘Excuse me, I have a question!’ feature to answer common questions. Warm, innovative and clever, this book is packed full of must-have information for anyone doing a research project.
Categories: Reference

Success with Your Early Years Research Project

Success with Your Early Years Research Project

'Action research and Early Years practices go together, as naturally as the new day rising. This book is a celebration of new days.

Author: Rosie Walker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473905627

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 179

'Action research and Early Years practices go together, as naturally as the new day rising. This book is a celebration of new days. Early Years research is a practice for creative thinking for new tomorrows; the book shows us how to do this, and is to be commended for anyone who wishes to find innovative ways to think and act for all new beginnings.' -Jean McNiff, Professor of Educational Research, York St John University Where do you start with a research project? How do you choose a good question? What are tutors looking for in an outstanding project? This book will help you answer all of the above and that is just the beginning. With examples of real research projects from students just like you, it takes you through each step of the process including: Choosing your question and approach Making sure your research is ethical Gathering and analysing data Reaching conclusions Putting your findings into practice. After each example the authors provide commentary on what made each project so good, or what needed more work, helping you see what a good project really looks like. Suitable for anyone tackling a research project as part of the Early Years course, at foundation or degree level, this book will help you make sure your project is interesting, relevant and impacts on your practice.
Categories: Education

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

This guide talks through the early years research project from start to finish. Drawing on the work of practitioners within the sector to illustrate concepts and methods, it brings the entire research process to life.

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141290112X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 317

This guide talks through the early years research project from start to finish. Drawing on the work of practitioners within the sector to illustrate concepts and methods, it brings the entire research process to life. Research summaries, key point checklists and discussion topics are included throughout.
Categories: Education

Doing your Research Project in Sport

Doing your Research Project in Sport

This accessible book guides students through the process, from the initial stages of research (identifying problems and designing questions) right through to the presentation of their findings.

Author: Chris Lynch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844456463

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 679

The research project is a major component of most higher education sport courses. While undertaking a research project can be an exciting and rewarding experience, it can all too easily lead to stress and disappointment. Mistakes made early in the process – in the design of experiments, for example – can lead to frustration later on. This accessible book guides students through the process, from the initial stages of research (identifying problems and designing questions) right through to the presentation of their findings.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Doing Your Research Project 4 e

Doing Your Research Project 4 e

This book provides beginner researchers with the tools to do the job, to help them avoid some of the pitfalls and time-wasting false trails, and to establish good research habits.

Author: Judith Bell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 9780335215041

Category: Education

Page: 267

View: 203

An invaluable tool for anyone carrying out a research project We all learn to do research by actually doing it, but a great deal of time and effort can be wasted and goodwill dissipated by inadequate preparation. This book provides beginner researchers with the tools to do the job, to help them avoid some of the pitfalls and time-wasting false trails, and to establish good research habits. It takes researchers from the stage of choosing a topic through to the production of a well-planned, methodologically sound, and well-written final report or thesis on time. It is written in plain English and makes no assumptions about previous knowledge. This new edition of Doing Your Research Project includes: Coverage of latest techniques such as grounded theory A new chapter on ethics Increased examples from health studies New referencing, library searching, and literature review chapters Completely updated references throughout This book serves as a guide to good practice for beginner researchers in any discipline embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education, and health.
Categories: Education