A Beginner's Guide to Doing Your Education Research Project
By: Mike Lambert (author)Hardback
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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.
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.
INTRODUCTIONResearch: Important or Just Interesting?Research and YouEducation: A Research-Based Profession?Why This Book?Structures and ContentsFeaturesTime to StartPART ONE: LEARNING ABOUT RESEARCH Research, 'Paradigms' and EthicsThe Process of Doing ResearchLearning from Other ResearchPART TWO: DOING RESEARCH Choosing Your TopicResearch QuestionsLiterature ReviewChoosing Your MethodsDesigning Research InstrumentsValidity, Reliability and Ethical ApprovalCarrying Out Your InvestigationPART THREE: ANALYZING AND WRITING UPAnalyzing Data and Producing Your FindingsWriting Up Your ProjectCONCLUSIONREFERENCESAPPENDIX 1: PROJECT SHEETSAPPENDIX 2: ACTIVITY ANSWERSAPPENDIX 3: GLOSSARYINDEX
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