A Guide to Practitioner Research in Education

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SAGE, Mar 11, 2011 - Education - 280 pages
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This book is a guide to research methods for practitioner research. Written in friendly and accessible language, it includes numerous practical examples based on the authors' own experiences in the field, to support readers.

The authors provide information and guidance on developing research skills such as gathering and analysing information and data, reporting findings and research design. They offer critical perspectives to help users reflect on research approaches and to scrutinise key issues in devising research questions.

This book is for undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and practitioners in practitioner research development and leadership programmes.

The team of authors are all within the School of Education at the University

of Glasgow and have significant experience of working with practitioner

researchers in education.

 

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Contents

1 What is Research?
2
2 Why do Practitioner Research?
14
Part 2 What Do We Want to Know?
29
3 What is a Research Question?
30
4 Getting it Right Values and the Ethical Dimensions of Practitioner Research
47
Part 3 What Do We Know Already and Where Do We Find It?
69
5 What Do We Know Already?
70
6 How Do I Do a Literature Review?
84
9 Using Focus Groups
148
10 Observation
163
11 Other Methods
176
Part 5 What Does It Mean?
191
12 Quantitative Data Analysis
192
13 Qualitative Data Analysis
214
Part 6 How Will We Tell Everyone?
223
14 How Do I Write Up My Research?
224

4 How Will We Find Out?
103
7 Questionnaires and Questionnaire Design
104
8 Interviewing
126

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