Author: James Arthur
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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.
Author: Robert Coe,Michael Waring,Larry V Hedges,James Arthur
Best-selling, all-encompassing textbook for research methods in education.
Author: Sharon D. La Pierre
Publisher: Natl Art Education Assn
integrating diversity with quantitative & qualitative approaches
Author: Donna M. Mertens
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Focused on providing as full a picture as possible of what is considered to be "good" research, Research Methods in Education and Psychology explains quantitative and qualitative methods and incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into the descriptions of these methods. It not only covers two of the standard paradigms (postpositivist and interpretive/constructivist) but also a relatively new emancipatory paradigm that is inclusive of the perspectives of feminists, ethnic/racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. In each chapter, Donna M. Mertens carefully explains a step of the research process from the literature review to types of research method to analysis and reporting of quantitative or qualitative approaches. As an added plus, she includes a sample study and abstract in each chapter to illustrate the concepts discussed in that chapter. To enhance your students reading, she has also included: - Chapter opening examples and lists of topics to consider - Boxed examples and points to consider - Sample studies in every chapter to illustrate key ideas - Sequence steps to guide each stage of the research process - End-of-chapter "Questions and Answers for Discussion and Application" to elicit further reflection of the material covered
Author: R.P. Pathak
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Research Deals With The Application Of The Scientific Method To Problem Solving. It Has Not Always Been Realized By Teachers And Teacher-Educators That Scientific Methodology Is Of Importance In Education. Most Probably This Neglect Of Scientific Methodology Has Occurred Because Research Has Been Considered Irrelevant To Educators, Which In Fact Is Altogether Untrue. On The Contrary, The Application Of Research Principles Can Make The Educators More Effective In Their Work Of Promoting Teaching-Learning. Accordingly, Educational Planning Has To Be Based On Sound Research Findings. The Researches Carried Out At Other Places May Also Help Us In Many Ways. We Need To Adopt An Indianised Approach To The Problems And Requirements Of Indian Education.The Present Book Is The Most Comprehensive, Well-Written Text On All Facets Of Research. Primarily Intended For M.Ed. And M.Phil. Students And Research Scholars, The Main Topics Included In The Book Are Meaning, Concept And Significance Of Research In Education, Action Research, Research Process, Sampling, Methods Of Research, Tools Of Research, Construction And Procedure Of Research Tools, And The Research Report. These Topics Throw Enough Light On The Importance Of Educational Research.It Is Hoped That The Book Will Prove Highly Useful To The Students, Teachers, Teacher-Educators And Research Scholars Of Education. It Is An Ideal Reference Source For All Those Who Need To Understand Educational Research In Depth And Who May Conduct Original Research For A Dissertation Or Thesis.
Author: Liz Atkins,Vicky Duckworth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education offers researchers a full understanding of very important concepts, showing how they can be used a means to develop practical strategies for undertaking research that makes a difference to the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged learners. It explores different conceptualisations of social justice and equity, and leads the reader through a discussion of what their implications are for undertaking educational research that is both moral and ethical and how it can be enacted in the context of their chosen research method and a variety of others, both well-known and more innovative. The authors draw on real, practical examples from a range of educational contexts, including early childhood, special and inclusive education and adult education, and cultures located in both western and developing nations in order to exemplify how researchers can use methods which contribute to the creation of more equitable education systems. In this way, the authors provide a global perspective of the contrasting and creative ways in which researchers reflect on and integrate principles of social justice in their methods and their methodological decision making. It encourages the reader to think critically about their own research by asking key questions, such as: what contribution can research for equity and social justice make to new and emerging methods and methodologies? And how can researchers implement socially just research methods from a position of power? This book concludes by proposing a range of methods and methodologies which researchers can use to challenge inequality and work towards social justice, offering a springboard from which they can further their own studies.
Toward Critical Postcolonial Curriculum Policies and Practices
Author: Darren M. O’Hern,Yoshiko Nozaki
Through a multi-sited qualitative study of three Kenyan secondary schools in rural Taita Hills and urban Nairobi, the volume explores the ways the dichotomy between “Western” and “indigenous” knowledge operates in Kenyan education. In particular, it examines views on natural sciences expressed by the students, teachers, the state’s curricula documents, and schools’ exam-oriented pedagogical approaches. O’Hern and Nozaki question state and local education policies and practices as they relate to natural science subjects such as agriculture, biology, and geography and their dismissal of indigenous knowledge about environment, nature, and sustainable development. They suggest the need to develop critical postcolonial curriculum policies and practices of science education to overcome knowledge-oriented binaries, emphasize sustainable development, and address the problems of inequality, the center and periphery divide, and social, cultural, and environmental injustices in Kenya and, by implication, elsewhere. “In an era of environmental crisis and devastation, education that supports sustainability and survival of our planet is needed. Within a broader sociopolitical context of post-colonialism and globalization, this volume points out possibilities and challenges to achieve such an education. The authors propose a critical, postcolonial approach that acknowledges the contextual and situational production of all knowledge, and that de-dichotomizes indigenous from ‘Western’ scientific knowledge.” Eric (Rico) Gutstein, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
Contemporary Issues and Perspectives
Author: Keith C. Barton
Category: Social Science
This volume fills a significant gap in the scholarship on social studies education by providing thoughtful reflections on research methods in the field. It is not a “how to” guide but an exploration of key issues related to the design and implementation of empirical studies. The authors are active researchers who use varied methods in diverse settings—including historical research, international comparative studies, survey research, interviews with students and teachers, classroom observations, selfstudies and action research, and emancipatory methodologies. They use their own experiences to examine such topics as the conceptualization of research questions, relationships with participants, researchers’ identities, and elicitation of students’ and teachers’ thinking. This collection should become indispensable for both beginning and experienced scholars in social studies.
Author: William Wiersma
B> A classic in its field, Research Methods in Education retains the clear, concise writing style and organization that has made the book so popular. It helps with the evaluation of research literature as well as the mastering of 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. 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. The book 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. For anyone interested in the research methodology for education and educational psychology.
Author: S. K. MANGAL,SHUBHRA MANGAL
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
The quality and productivity of a research work very much depends on the competency of the researchers. Such competency needs to be generated and nurtured properly among the researchers from the very beginning of their research career. This comprehensive book on research methodology discusses in detail how to carry out research studies in various disciplines of behavioural sciences in an organized manner. The book is meant for the postgraduate students of Education (M.Ed.), Sociology, Psychology and Management. In addition, it will also be useful to research scholars in learning the art of doing qualitative and quantitative research studies in behavioural sciences. Key Features Systematic and logical organization of the subject matter providing step-by-step description of the research methodology for conducting research studies. Extensively illustrated with working examples, diagrams and tables. A comprehensive description of the essential data collection tools employed in quantitative and qualitative research studies, along with their proper construction, standardization and validation. Complete and workable description of the techniques and methods of data analysis used in quantitative and qualitative research studies. A complete chapter devoted to the use of computer technology for the execution of the quantitative and qualitative research studies.
From Theory to Practice
Author: Marguerite G. Lodico,Dean T. Spaulding,Katherine H. Voegtle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Methods in Educational Research Methods in Educational Research is designed to prepare students for the real world of educational research. It focuses on scientifically-based methods, school accountability, and the professional demands of the twenty-first century, empowering researchers to take an active role in conducting research in their classrooms, districts, and the greater educational community. Like the first edition, this edition helps students, educators, and researchers develop a broad and deep understanding of research methodologies. It includes substantial new content on the impact of No Child Left Behind legislation, school reform, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, logic modeling, action research, and other areas. Special features to assist the teaching and learning processes include vignettes illustrating research tied to practice, suggested readings at the end of each chapter, and discussion questions to reinforce chapter content. Praise for the Previous Edition "A new attempt to make this subject more relevant and appealing to students. Most striking is how useful this book is because it is really grounded in educational research. It is very well written and quite relevant for educational researchers or for the student hoping to become one." -PsycCRITIQUES/American Psychological Association "I applaud the authors for their attempt to cover a wide range of material. The straightforward language of the book helps make the material understandable for readers." -Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation
Author: Gesa Kirsch,Patricia A. Sullivan
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
In original essays, fourteen nationally known scholars examine the practical, philosophical, and epistemological implications of a variety of research traditions. Included are discussions of historical, theoretical, and feminist scholarship; case-study and ethnographic research; text and conversation analysis; and cognitive, experimental, and descriptive research. Issues that cross methodological boundaries, such as the nature of collaborative research and writing, methodological pluralism, the classification and coding of research data, and the politics of composition research, are also examined. Contributors reflect on their own research practices, and so reflect the current state of composition research itself.
Author: Bridget Somekh,Cathy Lewin
Category: Social Science
A companion website is available for this text! "This book provides an excellent balance between theory and practical application in social research. The book works well to develop students' understanding of particular methods of inquiry, embedding them within "real world" settings. I envisage that it will help students to understand the nuances of particular approaches, the complimentarity of certain methods, and the areas of conflict/contention within social research in a way that overcomes the sometimes abstract nature of these discussions" - Dr Jon Tan, School of Education and Professional Training, Leeds Metropolitan University "This book unlocks all of the important areas of social science research in an easily digestible and stimulating style. Both students and supervisors in a range of disciplines will find this an excellent resource" - Fazal Rizvi, Professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rather than being written by one or two `generalists', this innovative book is written by a large number of active researchers about their specialisms in methods/methodologies. The book introduces all the key qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods and seeks to draw readers into a community of researchers engaged in reflection on the research process. Included are narrative accounts of carrying out a research study that explore the way in which the research design and methods are shaped by the methodology, discussing problematic issues, and reflecting on the way in which knowledge and understanding develop. Aimed at researchers and postgraduate students, it will also be invaluable for students at masters level. Click on the companion website logo above to access additional resources and links to accompany each chapter in the book. "Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a valuable pedagogical tool. It is organized as a dialogue between theory and key concepts, and practice - stories from the field allowing novices and scholars alike to see how critical interpretive research is actually conducted" - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois
Author: Joseph Check,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Research Methods in Education introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating questions about the educational world. This lively, innovative text helps students connect technique and substance, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions. It weaves actual research "stories" into the presentation of research topics, and it emphasizes validity, authenticity, and practical significance as overarching research goals. The text is divided into three sections: Foundations of Research (5 chapters), Research Design and Data Collection (7 chapters), and Analyzing and Reporting Data (3 chapters). This tripartite conceptual framework honors traditional quantitative approaches while reflecting the growing popularity of qualitative studies, mixed method designs, and school-based techniques. This approach provides a comprehensive, conceptually unified, and well-written introduction to the exciting but complex field of educational research.
Author: Judith Ackroyd
Publisher: Trentham Books
Drama education has been lacking a research methodology. This much needed text provides models constructed by leading researchers in the field and presented at the International Drama in Education Research Institute Conference in 2004. Each chapter in this collection from across the Anglophone world describes a different research methodology. It explains how the methodology was applied to the practice and outlines how teachers and other researchers can employ it in their own contexts. Led by the editor's chapter on the context of research, the contributions include: The Process of Institute Research Stations by Philip Taylor The Reflective Practitioner by Jonothan Neelands Critical Ethnography by Kathleen Gallagher Narrative Inquiry by Bellarie Zatzman A case study by Joe Winston Performance Ethnography by Jane Bacon Post-structuralist Deconstruction by Ian McCormick Feminist Methodology by Sharon Grady The book will be essential reading for research students and teachers because it provides models and approaches that connect with the immediacy of their practice.
Examples of Methodology and Methods
Author: Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs,Christine Knipping,Norma Presmeg
This volume documents a range of qualitative research approaches emerged within mathematics education over the last three decades, whilst at the same time revealing their underlying methodologies. Continuing the discussion as begun in the two 2003 ZDM issues dedicated to qualitative empirical methods, this book presents astate of the art overview on qualitative research in mathematics education and beyond. The structure of the book allows the reader to use it as an actual guide for the selection of an appropriate methodology, on a basis of both theoretical depth and practical implications. The methods and examples illustrate how different methodologies come to life when applied to a specific question in a specific context. Many of the methodologies described are also applicable outside mathematics education, but the examples provided are chosen so as to situate the approach in a mathematical context.
Lessons from the Field
Author: Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby,Thandeka K. Chapman,Paul A. Schutz
Despite the growing urgency for Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the field of education, the "how" of this theoretical framework can often be overlooked. This exciting edited collection presents different methods and methodologies, which are used by education researchers to investigate critical issues of racial justice in education from a CRT perspective. Featuring scholars from a range of disciplines, the chapters showcase how various researchers synthesize different methods—including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, and historical and archival research—with CRT to explore issues of equity and access in the field of education. Scholars discuss their current research approaches using CRT and present new models of conducting research within a CRT framework, offering a valuable contribution to ongoing methodological debates. Researchers across different levels of expertise will find the articulations of CRT and methods insightful and compelling.
Author: Anne Bamford,Anke Liebau
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
Seit einigen Jahren findet weltweit ein Austausch über die Qualität künstlerischer Bildung statt. Auch in Deutschland rücken Theater und Tanz, Musik und Malerei, Literatur und Film in den Fokus bildungs- und kulturpolitischer Debatten. Anne Bamford (University of the Arts London) hat diesen Diskurs entscheidend vorangetrieben und legte 2006 die von der UNESCO in Auftrag gegebene Studie The Wow Factor vor. Ihre Studie belegt die fundamentale Bedeutung von künstlerischer Bildung auf der Grundlage empirischer Daten aus mehr als 40 Ländern. Ein wichtiges Ergebnis ist, dass Kinder und Jugendliche nur von den guten Angeboten künstlerischer Bildung profitieren – denjenigen mit Wow-Faktor. Das Buch wurde bisher ins Spanische, Koreanische und Norwegische übersetzt. Die Befunde der Studie, die zu einer Reihe nationaler und regionaler Untersuchungen geführt und künstlerische Bildung auf die politische Agenda gesetzt haben, liegen mit dieser Übersetzung erstmals auch in deutscher Sprache vor. Die Übersetzung wurde durch die Förderung der Stiftung Mercator mit dem Ziel ermöglicht, den Diskurs über die Qualität künstlerischer Bildung auch in Deutschland zu intensivieren. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde durch ein Nachwort von Anne Bamford über die Entwicklungen seit Erscheinen des Wow-Faktors 2006 sowie einen Essay von Eckart Liebau, Inhaber des UNESCO-Lehrstuhls für Kulturelle Bildung an der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, zur Notwendigkeit künstlerischer Bildung aktualisiert. Die Studie ist für Entscheidungsträger im Bildungssektor – seien es Lehrer, Schulleiter, Wissenschaftler, Künstler, Politiker oder Pädagogen im außerschulischen Bereich – eine zentrale Informationsquelle, die erstmals in dieser Deutlichkeit die Bedeutung künstlerischer Bildung für Kinder und Jugendliche aufzeigt und zugleich die daraus resultierenden Konsequenzen verdeutlicht.
Author: Kay Ann Hartwig
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
This volume provides an understanding of various research methodologies that have been used in music education projects. These methodologies include: historical research; quantitative research; narrative inquiry; action research; ethnography; case study; interpretative phenomenological analysis; arts-based methods; and mixed methods. Each of these research methodologies is detailed, before examples of music education projects that have used these methodologies are described. A separate chapter is devoted to each methodology, and each chapter has been written by a researcher with extensive experience and knowledge of the methodology in question. The book project is an initiative of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME).This association is the peak body for music research across the two countries. ANZARME promotes and supports all styles of research in all avenues of music education. The book will assist all those who are undertaking research in music education, particularly future researchers in music education, such as postgraduate research students. The text will assist researchers in understanding the many available research methods, and will provide clarity in choosing the most appropriate method for their particular research.