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Qualitative Research in Education

Qualitative Research in Education
Interaction and Practice

First Edition

July 2003 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This outstanding new textbook provides a comprehensive overview of qualitative approaches to educational research. The text draws upon a broad range of real-life examples to describe and illustrate the methods through which educational data may be analyzed. Through a detailed yet concise explanation, the reader is then shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted.

Key features of this title include:

- Links theory and practice by locating forms of analysis within a clear theoretical perspective.

- Locates qualitative research in the social and cultural context in which it originates.

- Contains a variety of `real-life' examples and case studies.

- Each chapter concludes with a set of exercises and questions for further discussion.

Qualitative Research in Education presents a thorough explanation of the complexities of educational research and demonstrates the importance of placing this knowledge within cultural, linguistic and sociological contexts. It is an extremely informative text, which constitutes essential reading for those, engaged in the research and analysis of educational data.

Education as Social and Cultural Practice
Research in Education
Problems with Practical Activity

Exploring the Neighbourhood in Search of the `Qualitative'
Are the Insiders Really `Family'? Categories of Qualitative Research
Methods and Methodologies
Ethnography, Case Study and Action Research

Studying Educational Interactions
Conducting and Analyzing Interviews
Analyzing Educational Texts
Studying Education as a Practical Accomplishment

adopted as an essential reading title

Dr Mario Moya
School of Education, Bedfordshire University
July 9, 2013

This is used as a recommended supplementary text within the research module of our counselling foundation degree. As such it offers valuable insights to the learners who are being asked to undertake their own small scale research. Although the text relates primarily to education, it is as valid for use in a counselling context.

Mr Andrew Thorne
Bristol Centre For Care, Health & Educ, City of Bristol College
April 30, 2013

This book is a well written introduction to qualitative research methods The student is provided with a background and understanding of qualitative research in education. Theoretical underpinnings and methodological approaches are considered in an accessible easily understood manner.

Ms Denise Elliott
primary education, Stranmillis University College
January 7, 2013

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