A Beginner's Guide to Doing Your Education Research Project

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SAGE, Sep 5, 2012 - Education - 248 pages
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'Mike Lambert's book is a useful source of information, helping to create and shape your research methods project. The book contains detailed chapters with easy to follow guidelines, tips and suggestions ensuring help at every step of the way from start to finish'
Alexander Miesen, student, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

 

In this basic guide, step-by-step advice is presented in a clear way and chapters take the reader through the entire process, from planning and doing research, to writing it up. Each stage is covered, with detailed help on choosing a topic, drawing up research questions, doing the literature review, choosing and designing research methods, the ethics of doing research, analyzing data, and collating and presenting findings.

 

Features in the text include:

 

- explanations of key research terms

- activities (with answers)

- progress sheets

- case studies

 

Online resources to accompany the book are available at http://www.methodspace.com/groups/MikeLambertABeginnersGuide/

 

This is an ideal text for undergraduate students undertaking their first ever research project, postgraduates pursuing Masters awards and teachers carrying out action research.

 

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Contents

01_Lambert_Intro
1
02_Lambert_Ch1_Sec 1
9
03_Lambert_Ch2
25
04_Lambert_Ch3
37
05_Lambert_Ch4_Sec 2
45
06_Lambert_Ch5
65
07_Lambert_Ch6
79
08_Lambert_Ch7
101
11_Lambert_Ch10
148
12_Lambert_Ch11_Sec 3
159
13_Lambert_Ch12
178
14_Lambert_Conclusion
196
15_Lambert_References
200
16_Lambert_APP 1
204
18_Lambert_APP 3
224
19_Lambert_Index
229

10_Lambert_Ch9
132

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About the author (2012)

Mike Lambert is Principal Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Wolverhampton. He developed and teaches the university's research-methods module for initial teacher training and has supervised the projects of many students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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