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Doing Educational Research

First Edition
  • Clive Opie - Part-time lecturer at Hull University in the School of Education

Courses:
Research Methods

March 2004 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`A welcome and helpful addition to the shelves of tutors and students working on masters programmes. It will be most beneficial supporting students on programmes where there is a substantial research training component. It offers important exemplars of using computer software in qualitative analysis' - Educational Review

`This book is aimed at Master's students who are engaging in educational research for the first time. [It] provides teacher-researchers with the additional information they need so they can go on to read further and more in depth, having more confidence in the accessibility of such studies. I found it does this well, and is an ideal point of reference for those who are just embarking on a Master's degree. A useful glossary is provided, giving detailed but 'readable' explanations of key terms and phrases' - Primary Practice

Doing Educational Research offers a hands-on guide for students engaged in educational research. It provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key qualitative and quantitative methods necessary for those commencing research for the first time. Through a detailed yet concise explanation, the reader is shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted.

Providing all the essentials for the first-time researcher, the book includes:

· a variety of examples and case studies to illustrate how the methods and techniques can be used in `real-life' contexts

· practical guidance on time management planning research projects and writing reports.

· a broad coverage - including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, data analysis using computer software, ethical issues and the writing-up and presentation of data.

This engaging book has been written by a team of leading researchers with over sixty years of cumulative experience. It has a student-friendly structure which will make it accessible and popular with undergraduates and postgraduates. It will be an invaluable resource for both students and researchers, helping them to undertake effective research in education.


Clive Opie
What Is Educational Research?
Pat Sikes
Methodology, Procedures and Ethical Concerns
David Hyatt
Writing Research
Jon Scaife
Trust Me - I'm a Researcher
Clive Opie
Research Approaches
Clive Opie
Research Procedures
Clive Opie
Presenting Data
Ann-Marie Bathmaker
Using NUD·IST
Michael Pomerantz
Using ATLAS.ti
Clive Opie
Quantitative Analysis
A Glossary of Terms

 

'This book is aimed at Master's students who are engaging in educational research for the first time. [It] provides teacher-researchers with the additional information they need so they can go on to read further and more in depth, having more confidence in the accessibility of such studies. I found it does this well, and is an ideal point of reference for those who are just embarking on a Master's degree. A useful glossary is provided, giving detailed but 'readable' explanations of key terms and phrases' - Primary Practice


Nice to follow for students, without being simplistic. Very useful for those of our students considering education based dissertations

Mrs Anke L Twigg-Flesner
HE Equine, Hartpury College
November 30, 2016

great resource for novice educational researchers

Dr Sweta Rout-Hoolash
Education, Middlesex University (Mauritius Branch Campus)
September 17, 2015

Although aimed at Master's research, this book provides valuable support for both undergraduate and Postgraduate students, particularly the chapters on Methodology and Writing. A highly accessible and easy read.

Mrs Sharon Colilles
Carnegie Faculty of Sports & Education, Leeds Beckett University
March 21, 2015

It provides useful introduction to various aspects of educational research.

Mrs Opeyemi Osadiya
Early Years, South Essex College
March 18, 2015

This is a very thorough and readable text, we highly recommend this for our students undertaking school-based research.

Mr Jamal Lahmar
School of Education, Sheffield University
May 21, 2014

Excellent for me as researcher and recommended to undergrads too

Mrs Jo Albin-Clark
Faculty of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
May 14, 2014

This book is highly recommended for students who are completed extended studies.

Miss Syreeta Charles-Cole
Education, Carshalton College
March 27, 2014

includes good material and direction for educational researchers working at M level

Mr Cathal Butler
School of Education, Bedfordshire University
October 23, 2013

This book is well presented and well written. It includes many examples within figures and tables which work well for the purposes of illustration. A good text for undergraduates and postgraduates.

Dr Max Hope
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
May 14, 2012

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