Methodologies for Practice Research
Approaches for Professional Doctorates
- Carol Costley - University of Middlesex
- John Fulton - University of Sunderland, UK
Research Design | Research Methods | Research Methods
Sharp and focused, this book provides the need-to-know information on how to design and implement a good, high quality research project.
Oriented around real-world application, it emphasizes the aspects of research most relevant to conducting practice-based research. Assuming no prior knowledge, but appropriate for experienced learners, it builds knowledge at a sustainable pace.
It offers readers:
- A no frills guide to methodology and the theory of conducting research
- Strategies for communicating complex ideas
- Insight into common impact-driven methods like action research, case study, and mixed methods
- Ways to develop systematic research projects within the boundaries of everyday working life
- Ample opportunities to test and apply newfound knowledge.
With streamlined advice tailored specifically to support research in professional contexts, this book is the essential toolkit every researcher who is embarking on a practice-led project needs.
Costley and Fulton provide a must read for anyone involved with professional doctorates. This book supports researchers to understand and promote the importance of practice research, conduct it and create real research and policy impact. The book we’ve been looking for!
This is an inspiring, welcome, and long overdue text that details the multiple dimensions and unique merits of professional doctorates (PDs) and how they can be distinguished from traditional PhDs. The chapters provide a detailed guide for PD students and faculty advisors. It is also useful as a framework for designing PD programs.
With carefully crafted content exploring what it means to be a researching professional, Methodologies for Practice Research is a must-read text for anyone involved in designing, developing, delivering, and assessing professional practice doctoral programs. Finally, a book that will help free the professional practice doctoral dissertation from the PhD straitjacket.
Methodologies for Practice Research is a game-changer for researchers across the professions. By naming essential methodologies, addressing the rigor, and illuminating the messiness but critical importance of this scholarship, this must-read book will change how current and future scholarly practitioners think about and conduct practice-based research.
Perfect for students new to research and for their teachers undertaking their own academic research. Useful and essential
A well written text that provides focused information on how to structure and implement a research project. Each chapter provides accessible information to support the development of the research project.
Offers clear and concise advice of all areas of research
I used this book to offer students the opportunity to explore different methodologies for doing research in their practice. It really helped them to understand the concepts and steps in the research process.
Great overview of methodologies, easy to read and understand.
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Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Philosophy and Practice - Why Does This Matter?