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Researching education : data, methods and theory in educational enquiry

Author: David Scott; Robin Usher
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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'Researching Education' looks at the theory and practice of researching education and examines the philosophical, historical, political and social context of research and the implications of these for the collection and analysis of data.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Scott; Robin Usher
ISBN: 9781441120540 1441120548 9781441101662 1441101667
OCLC Number: 660545882
Notes: Previous edition: 1999.
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; Part I: Philosophy; 2. The Place of Philosophical Issues in Educational Research; 3. Critical Approaches to Research; 4. Practice-Based Research; 5. Modes of Thinking: Positivism, Empiricism, Post-Positivism, Critical Theory, Post-Structuralism, Post-Modernism; Part II. Strategies and Methods; 6. Experimentation; 7. Survey and Correlational Designs; 8. Qualitative Research Design, Case Study and Theory-Building; 9. Observational Approaches; 10. Interview Methods and Methodologies; 11. Biographical and Autobiographical Method; Part III. Issues; 12. Ethics and Educational Research; 13. Evaluation and Research; 14. Criteria for Evaluating Research; 15. Transgressive Research; References; Subject Index; Name Index.
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