Getting Started in Your Educational Research
Design, Data Production and Analysis
- Clive Opie - Part-time lecturer at Hull University in the School of Education
- Desma Brown - Head of Education at the University of Essex
Packed with useful exercises, checklists and case studies, this book will allow the reader to apply their skills across a range of essays, presentations and reports. Using digestible language to explain complex terminology and processes simply, the authors explore working with and presenting data and the software options available to students, including NVivo, SPSS and Excel. The text will help students to:
- Understand the language of educational research
- Frame their research questions and design their research
- Judge the quality of educational research
- Explore and justify research approaches and procedures (methods)
- Analyse and present their data
An exceptional introduction to research for students in education and beyond. Written by authors with in-depth understandings of student needs and research realities, and accompanied by a great wealth of additional resources, this volume constitutes a major publishing achievement.
This comprehensive guide to carrying out educational research will be invaluable for teachers, trainee teachers and Masters students. Each chapter guides you through the process of completing meaningful educational research, will support your own professional development and impact positively on the learners you work with.
A book of its own kind with a few highly valuable chapters that are usually not a part of Research Books. These chapters are a great contribution as a guide and a saviour for researchers from making most common mistakes.
Its a wonderfull book! But I realised that the aims of the course I have been teaching during the current semester for first time are under the level of deepness of the different chapters. I will talk to a colleague teaching this subjects in a Master degree course where I suppose this book will be very useful and handful both for students and for teacher.
This is a very accessible and user friendly publication just right for the first steps of the research process.
This book is really helpful for any research student. It is clearly set out and has manageable 'chunks' of information to help you through the research journey.
This is a super book, introducing the key concepts of research.
Useful for post graduate and masters level students studying PGCE and PG Dip and Masters in Education.
Good introduction to PG study. Very comprehensive and easy to negotiate.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Carrying out Educational research - the start of your journey