Research Methods in Education

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Acknowledgements

Our thanks are due to the following publishers and authors for permission to include materials in the text:

Academic Press Inc. London, for Bannister, D. and Mair, J.M.M. (1968) The Evaluation of Personal Constructs, Box 19.2; words from LeCompte, M., Millroy, W.L. and Preissle, J. (eds) (1992) The Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education.

Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Wokingham, for words from Boyd-Barrett, D. and Scanlon, E., (1991) Computers and Learning.

Allyn & Bacon, Boston, Massachusetts, for words from Bogdan, R.G. and Biklen, S.K. (1992) Qualitative Research for Education (second edition).

Associated Book Publishers Ltd., London, for Fransella, F. (1975) Need to Change? Box 19.3.

Carfax Publishing Co., Abingdon, for McCormick, J. and Solman, R. (1992) Teachers’ attributions of responsibility for occupational stress and satisfaction: an organisational perspective, Educational Studies, 18 (2), 201-22, Box 20.5, Box 20.6, Box 20.7; Halpin, D. et al. (1990) Teachers’ perceptions of the effects of inservice education, British Educational Research Journal, 16 (2), 163-77, Box 10.5.

Cassell, London, for words from Tymms, P. (1996) Theories, models and simulations: school effectiveness at an impasse, in J. Gray, D. Reynolds, C.T. Fitz-Gibbon and D. Jesson (eds) Merging Traditions: the Future of Research on School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 121-35.

Centre for Applied Research in Education, Norwich, East Anglia, for words from MacDonald, B. (1987) Research and Action in the Context of Policing, paper commissioned by the Police Federation.

Corwin Press, Newbury Park, California, for words from Millman, J. and Darling-Hammond, L. (eds), (1991) The New Handbook of Teacher Evaluation.

Countryside Commission, Cheltenham, for Davidson, J. (1970) Outdoor Recreation Surveys: the Design and Use of Questionnaires for Site Surveys, Box 8.1.

Deakin University Press, Deakin, Australia, for words from Kemmis, S. and McTaggart, R. (1981) The Action Research Planner, and Kemmis, S. and McTaggart, R. (1992:8 and 21-8) The Action Research Planner (third edition).

Elsevier Science Ltd, for words from Haig, B.D. (1997) Feminist research methodology, in J.P. Keeves (ed.) Educational Research, Methodology, and Measurement: an International Handbook, Oxford: Elsevier Science Ltd, 222-31.

Forgas, J.P. (1976) Journal of Personal and Social Psychology, 34 (2), 199-209, Box 20.10.

George Allen & Unwin, London, for Plummer, K. (1983) Documents of Life: Introduction to the Problems and Literature of a Humanistic Method, Box 2.8; Whyte, W.F. (1982) Interviewing in field research. In R.G. Burgess (ed.) Field Research: a Sourcebook and Field Manual, 111-22.

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., New York, for Tuckman, B.W. (1972) Conducting Educational Research, Box 16.5, and Box 15.2.

Harper & Row Publishers, London, for Cohen, L. (1977) Educational Research in Classrooms and Schools, Box 20.1, Box 20.2, and Box 20.3.

Heinemann Educational Books Ltd, London, for Hoinville, G. and Jowell, R. (1978) Survey Research Practice, Box 8.1.

Hodder & Stoughton, Sevenoaks, for words from Frankfort-Nachmias, C. and Nachmias, D. (1992) Research Methods in the Social Sciences.

Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, for words from Reynolds, P.D. (1979) Ethical Dilemmas and Social Science Research.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Boxes xi
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • Part One - The Context of Educational Research 1
  • 1 - The Nature of Inquiry 3
  • Part Two - Planning Educational Research 47
  • 2 - The Ethics of Educational and Social Research 49
  • 3 - Research Design Issues- Planning Research 73
  • 4 - Sampling 92
  • 5 - Validity and Reliability 105
  • Part Three - Styles of Educational Research 135
  • 6 - Naturalistic and Ethnographic Research 137
  • 7 - Historical Research 158
  • 8 - Surveys, Longitudinal, Cross-Sectional and Trend Studies 169
  • 9 - Case Studies 181
  • 10 - Correlational Research 191
  • 11 - Ex Post Facto Research 205
  • 12 - Experiments, Quasi-Experiments and Single-Case Research 211
  • 13 - Action Research 226
  • Part Four - Strategies for Data Collection and Researching 243
  • 14 - Questionnaires 245
  • 15 - Interviews 267
  • 16 - Accounts 293
  • 17 - Observation 305
  • 18 - Tests 317
  • 19 - Personal Constructs 337
  • 20 - Multi-Dimensional Measurement 349
  • 21 - Role-Playing 370
  • Part Five - Recent Developments in Educational Research 381
  • 22 - Recent Developments 383
  • Notes 396
  • Bibliography 407
  • Index 438
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