Educational Research: Contemporary Issues and Practical Approaches

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A&C Black, 2000 - Education - 214 pages
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Anyone embarking on a research project in education is likely to asked (and be asked) the following questions:What is educational research? What are the exisiting approaches? What research has already been done? How should research be conducted? How should it be presented? What is the value of such research?In this no-nonsense, practical and accessible guide, Jerry Wellington provides clear and constructive answers to these questions, complete with detailed advice on interviewing, case studies, surveys, documentary research, the Delphi method and the use of focus groups.
 

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Contents

An introduction to educational research
3
Approaches to research in education
15
Research literature
34
The researchers role and responsibility
41
Interviewing
71
Case studies
90
Survey research
101
Documentary research
108
Dealing with qualitative data
133
Writing
151
Whats the use of educational research?
166
Appendices
184
Glossary of terms used in educational research
194
References and further reading
202
Index
213
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Two other methods
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Jerry Wellington is Professor in Education at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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