Classroom-based Research and Evidence-based Practice
- Keith Taber - University of Cambridge, UK
The book illustrates the nature and logic of the research process, and supports readers in critically evaluating the strengths and limitations of published studies.
Drawing on a variety of relevant examples, the book demonstrates each stage of the research process - including formulating research questions, selecting data collection techniques and deciding on approaches to data analysis - and usefully integrates each stage.
The new edition includes:
- an expanded treatment of data analysis
- new, discrete chapters looking at ethical issues, and at how teachers can research their own classrooms through the use of case studies
- discussion of research carried out by trainee teachers.
Clear and comprehensive, the examples included in the book demonstrate the range of topics that are suitable for research in the classroom and identify key factors for consideration when undertaking classroom-based research.
This book is essential reading for students, researchers, teachers and trainee teachers interested in doing research in the classroom.
An essential book for anyone who is interested in doing classroom-based research.
A good text, good small scale research examples. Good for those who are on PG Certs or MA courses.
Not appropriate for this module.
This systematic book has been adopted as recommended text for year 3 Education undergraduate non QTS students undertaking their first classroom research project. Many students have commented that the book is easy to use/understand.
This is a great book for the students doing their research at Higher Level
Supports PGCE Masters Level study. This is also really useful for teachers who are involved in research groups within their school settings.
This is a good text for those on PGCE helping them to bring meaning to theoretical learning and seeing the interplay between theory and practice. good examples provided.
Excellent book on the topic highly recommended
Great text for teachers who want to do classroom-based research. Easy to read. a systemic text with applicable examples. A job well done.
This second edition now helpfully includes a number of small scale student studies (as well as published studies) thus making it relevant, and encouraging, to those undertaking small scale research, perhaps as part of a PGCE course.
Erudite and evidence-based throughout, there is much here to help those starting out in research; at times, however, the language level could present a barrier for some students.
There is plenty for more experienced researchers as well and it is helpful to have a full chapter on ethical implications. An interesting distinction between action research and case studies is made.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: The professional teacher and educational research