Whilst this book is useful it is not suitable for Level 3 learning.
This text book has been useful for students who are interested in social and educational research. However, some of our undergraduate students may find the discussions on policymaking and educational research confusing.
Hammersley writes with great passion and conviction in his opening to this text. He draws attention to some important debates on evdience-based practice and I enjoyed the way the book has been edited together to draw out these debates. My only criticism would be a bit more clarity around defining the current beliefs about EBP and perhaps more about evdience based myths or where evidence shows harm.
This book is fantastic and Martyn Hammersley is a leading academic in this field. I strongly encourage the adoption of this book for any research course.
A good book for post graduate students researching their own practice.
This books is very useful reading for novice researchers offering clear illustration of the use of EBP in education practice