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Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

Third Edition
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May 2021 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The #1 resource for carrying out educational research as part of postgraduate study.

High-quality educational research requires careful consideration of every aspect of the process. This all-encompassing textbook written by leading international experts gives students and early career researchers a considered overview of principles that underpin research, and key qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods for research design, data collection and analysis.

 

This third edition includes four new chapters:

  • Disseminating your research
  • Data science and computational research methods
  • Observational methods
  • Analysis of variance (ANOVA)

Plus a new Research essentials feature that highlights key ‘must-haves’ or misconceptions relating to each methodological approach, research design or analytical tool discussed.

This is essential reading for postgraduate students on education courses and early career researchers looking to sharpen their research practice.


Robert J. Coe
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS AND METHODOLOGIES IN EDUCATION
Robert J. Coe
Chapter 2: The nature of educational research
MIchael Waring
Chapter 3: Finding your theoretical position
 
PART II: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE IN CONDUCTING RESEARCH
Larry V. Hedges
Chapter 4: Design of empirical research
Laura Day Ashley
Chapter 5: Planning your research
Robert J. Coe
Chapter 6: Inference and interpretation in research
Martyn Hammersley
Chapter 7: Research ethics
Mike McLinden
Chapter 8: Disseminating your research
 
PART III: RESEARCH DESIGNS
Carol Munn-Giddings
Chapter 9: Action research
Rob Walker
Chapter 10: Naturalistic research
Ghazala Bhatti
Chapter 11: Ethnographic research
Claudia Mitchell
Chapter 12: Visual methodologies
Michael Waring
Chapter 13: Grounded theory
Laura Day Ashley
Chapter 14: Case study research
Emma Smith
Chapter 15: Secondary data
Anna Vignoles
Chapter 16: Longitudinal research
Stephen Gorard
Chapter 17: Statistical and correlational techniques
Steve Higgins
Chapter 18: Impact evaluation
Peter Tymms
Chapter 19: Interventions: experiments
Gert Biesta
Chapter 20: Mixing methods in education research
Carole Torgerson, Jill Hall, Kate Lewis-Light
Chapter 21: Systematic reviews
Christian Bokhove
Chapter 22: Data science and computational research methods
 
PART IV: DATA COLLECTION TOOLS
Drew H. Gitomer
Chapter 23: Observational methods
Carolyn L. Mears
Chapter 24: In-depth interviews
Anita Gibbs
Chapter 25: Focus groups and group interviews
Rhona Sharpe and Greg Benfield
Chapter 26: Internet-based methods
Eve Stirling
Chapter 27: Doing social media research
Gary McCulloch
Chapter 28: Documentary methods
Peter Tymms
Chapter 29: Questionnaires
 
PART V: ANALYSIS METHODS
Graham R. Gibbs
Chapter 30: Using software in qualitative data analysis
Paul Connolly
Chapter 31: Statistical analysis tools
Elaine Vaughan
Chapter 32: Discourse analysis
Michael Atkinson
Chapter 33: Media analysis
Michael Tedder
Chapter 34: Biographical research
Michael Borenstein
Chapter 35: Statistical hypothesis tests
Wendy Chan
Chapter 36: Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Stephen Gorard
Chapter 37: Multiple linear regression
Michael Seltzer and Jordan Rickles
Chapter 38: Multilevel analysis
Robert J. Coe
Chapter 39: Effect sizes
Larry V. Hedges
Chapter 40: Meta-analysis

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