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Researching educational leadership and management : methods and approaches

Author: Mark Brundrett; Christopher Rhodes
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Carrying out leadership research in educational establishments can be challenging, but it is also rewarding. This accessible book offers sound practical advice and a clear conceptual framework for this research. Drawing on their extensive expertise, the authors show you how to prepare to carry out research, design research tools, and report and reflect on the results. Students using the book are supported by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Brundrett; Christopher Rhodes
ISBN: 9780857028303 0857028308 9780857028310 0857028316
OCLC Number: 861318282
Description: x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Key issues in research on educational leadership --
2. Theories of educational research --
3. Ensuring reliability, validity and 'trustworthiness' in research --
4. Reviewing existing ideas to develop a conceptual framework --
5. Developing a sample --
6. Questionnaire research --
7. Interviews and focus group --
8. Using observation --
9. Documentary analysis --
10. Action research and practitioner inquiry --
11. Analyzing quantitative data --
12. Analyzing qualitative data --
13. The uses of leadership research --
14. Conclusion: Writing reports and making sense of outcomes.
Responsibility: Mark Brundrett and Christopher Rhodes.

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