A very good book for students wishing to know more about begining a research project. The layout is very favourable, allowing students time to reflect on their own practice and activities to increase understanding. Each chapter is introduced with aims, and what the student will understand once the chapter has been read/worked through.
Another very practical approach for undergraduate students in preparing for their educational research paper. It clearly outlines some very helpful 'worked examples'. It also explains how to analyse qualitative and quantitative data. It takes you through the process from forming a literature review to a conclusion.
I will be recommending this book to current & future cohorts.
Clearly presented with supportive reflective tasks thoroughout. Very useful for students embarking on their first educational research project.
Very useful for first time undergraduate researchers.
A really great research text that explains ideas clearly. Covers ideas in depth.
Sharp's book is current (2012) and informative, and is particularly useful in exploring the benefits and disadvantages of various research and data collection methodologies (such as observations, questionnaires, and interviews). This will help practitioners explore which methodologies (or combination of methodologies) are most suited to their individual education research projects.
I also found that Chapter 9 covered qualitative and quantitative data analysis in great detail, which particularly helped me critically evaluate my results and recognise flaws in my approach.
This is a really easy to follow book that explains all of the main issues involved in creating a basic research project
Really useful, clearly written, recommended to library and students re 3 compulsory modules for all students
This is an extremely accessible book for Early Years undergraduate students. It gives them a first dip into the concepts they will need to develop at greater depth later in the course, but is invaluable at the introduction stage. It gives excellent advice at all the different stages of writing the Undergraduale Major Project.
Helpful for assignments.
This is a well written, clearly presented book which covers topics that students will want to know about. The advice and information is presented under clear sub headings with tasks and examples.
Recommened reading for all foundation degree students in early years.
Helpful hints and information on completing your research topic.
The 1st edition of this text was already very popular with our students and there is no reason to doubt that this revised second edition will be equally so. The main strengths of the text are the clarity of its organisation and the practical focus.
Useful for less confident students as it is simple to read yet offers a wide range of issues for discussion.
This is on our list of recommended reading for students undertaking their Dissertations
Excellent book. Written at the right level for both undergard final year dissertations and MEd dissertations. Complements Cohen Manion and Morrison. Clearly structured.
This is a helpful and accessible book for a variety of courses, particularly for undergraduates new to research. It is also valuable for postgraduates, especially those whose undergraduate studies did not require research.
This is a great introduction to Educational research that I will be promoting to Year 2 students who can begin to consider their research next year.
A good introduction for those who are new to research with some good examples to support understanding of the actual theory in practice. Particularly useful chapter on Literature Reviews
An excellent book for use with PGCE and final year students. Accessible and well laid out.
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