Research Methods in Education

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 5, 2007 - Education - 656 pages
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This fully updated sixth edition of the international bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It is divided into five main parts: the context of educational research; planning educational research; styles of educational research; strategies for data collection and researching; and data analysis. The book also contains references to a comprehensive dedicated website of accompanying materials.

The sixth edition includes new material on:

  • complexity theory, ethics, sampling and sensitive educational research
  • experimental research, questionnaire design and administration with practical guidance
  • qualitative and quantitative data analysis, with practical examples
  • internet based research.

Research Methods in Education is essential reading for the professional researcher and continues to be the standard text for students and lecturers in educational research.

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User Review  - Keely - Goodreads

Thorough reference book. Quite wordy but a must have for research methods. Read full review

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User Review  - Aza Zhag - Goodreads

Cohen describes the whole research metrology in social science. However, the book is too complicated with its counter arguments of positive and negative opinions of scholars. Yet, it is probably the most useful one to start doing research. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Louis Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Education at Loughborough University. Lawrence Manion was former Principal Lecturer in Music at Didsbury School of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. Keith Morrison is Professor of Education at the Inter-University Institute of Macau and formerly Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Durham.

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