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Doing Research In Education

A Beginner’s Guide

A practical guidebook for people learning to conduct research in education.

Doing Research in Education offers practical advice and guidance for those learning to conduct educational research. It addresses each step of the research process, including choosing what to research, formulating a research question, and deciding on a suitable research methodology. and writing a thesis. The contributors address a range of research methodologies, with chapters that outline the suitability and applicability of each methodology and offer concrete suggestions for its use. Further chapters are dedicated to navigating the relevant research literature, ethics, researching vulnerable groups, the use of technology, and connecting research to teaching practice.

198 pages | 6 x 9 1/4

Education: Curriculum and Methodology, Education--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Preface, List of Contributors, 1 Where to Begin: Choosing and Refining Your Research, 2 Ethical Research: The Foundation of Good Practice, 3 Doing a Literature Review, 4 Quantitative Research Methods, 5 Using Qualitative Research Methods in Education Research, 6 Researching Children and Other ‘Vulnerable’ Groups, 7 Historical Research in Education, 8 The ‘Method’ of Philosophy? Thinking, Reading, and Writing, 9 Using Technology in Your Research Project, 10 Taighde trí Ghaeilge (Doing Your Research through Irish), 11 Practitioner Research, Index 

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