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.
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Research Methods in Education

Author: Louis Cohen,Lawrence Manion,Keith Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134646062

Category: Education

Page: 464

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This is a new edition of one of our best-selling textbooks. The authors have thoroughly updated the fourth edition and included more text on current developments in research practice, action research, developments in ICT, questionnaire design, ethnographic research, conducting needs analysis, constructing and using tests, observational methods, reliability and validity, ethical issues and curriculum research. The entire text has been redesigned to cater for the increasingly sophisticated needs of the educational researcher. The new edition is more comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly, with increased accessibility. The authors, who are experienced teachers in the field, have produced a better written book (if that's possible) containing readable and realistic views of research and methodology, and show how to interpret the data.
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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.
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Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

Author: James Arthur

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 0857020390

Category: Education

Page: 417

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Using a variety of methodological approaches and research techniques in education, this book provides students with the theoretical understandings, practical knowledge and skills which they need to carry out independent research. The editors bring together an array of international contributors, all of whom identify key research methodologies, data collection tools and analysis methods, and focus on the direct comparisons between them. The chapters cover the full range of methods and methodologies, including internet research, mixed methods research, and the various modes of ethnographic research. Online support materials include tips on how to use the book, and links to useful websites, societies and research organizations.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Research Methods in Education

An Introduction

Author: William Wiersma

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

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.
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