Doing Research in Education: Theory and Practice

Doing Research in Education: Theory and Practice

By: David Needham (editor), Ioanna Palaiologou (editor), Trevor Male (editor)Paperback

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This book will help you to plan, design and conduct quality research within the specific context of education and educational studies. An impressive cast of contributors discuss the reality of conducting research in different educational settings and provide practical advice for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and early career researchers doing research in education. The book discusses key philosophical issues such as understanding research paradigms, ethics and selecting appropriate methodologies but remains grounded in the practical experience of the researcher. It has comprehensive coverage of the whole research process from start to finish, is easy to navigate and helps develop key skills such as: Time management Creating good research questions and hypotheses Constructing the literature review Structuring a project Writing a proposal Managing data Analysing data Writing for specific audiences Packed full of learning features and showcasing a wide range of voices and opinions this book is an ideal guide for anyone conducting research in education or educational studies.

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Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou will be discussing key ideas from The Early Years Foundation Stage in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here. Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou CPsychol AFBPsS is an Associate at the Institute of Education, University College London, Centre for Leadership in Learning. Ioanna has worked as a university academic in the UK for the last 20 years and is now returning to her career as a child psychologist. She is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society with specialism on child development and learning theories and was appointed as Associate Fellow of BPS this year. Currently she is the Co-Director of Canterbury Educational Services and Head of Children's Services in the same company. Whilst completing her PhD Ioanna worked both as a researcher in education and lecturer on Education and Early Childhood Studies in UK universities. In 2004 she joined the University of Hull and during the next nine years she worked as Programme Director of BA (Hons) Educational Studies, Co-ordinator of Early Childhood Studies provision, Course Leader for the Masters in Early Childhood Studies and Academic Coordinator for Research Students Support within the Faculty of Education. Her most recent post in higher education was with Canterbury Christ Church University from January, 2014 where she remains as an Associate Doctoral Supervisor. She joined BESA in 2005. She is a member of the Executive and has been the Chair in 2011-2012. Currently she is the Treasurer of the association. Her recent books include: Palaiologou, I., (forthcoming-2016) Child Observation for Early Childhood (3rd edition), London: Learning Matters, an Imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd. Palaiologou, I., (Ed) (2016) Early Years Foundation Stage: Theory and Practice (3rd edition), London: SAGE. Palaiologou, I, Needham, D, and Male. T., (Eds) (2016), Doing Research in Education: Theory and Practice, London: SAGE. Palaiologou, I., (2012) Child Observation for the Early Years (2nd edition), London: Learning Matters, an Imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd. Palaiologou, I., (Ed) (2012) Ethical Practice in Early Childhood, London: SAGE. Some of her recent selected papers include: Male, T., and Palaiologou, I., (2015) Pedagogical leadership in the 21st century, in Educational Management Administration and Leadership, vol 43 (2), pp 214-231. (DOI 10.1177/1741143213494889). Feldges, T., Male, T., Palaiologou, I., and Burwood, S., (2015) The Quest to Re-energise Academic Staff in an Age of Performativity, in EducationalFutures, vol 7 (1), pp 1-15. Alameen L., Male, T., and Palaiologou, I., (2015) Exploring Pedagogical Leadership in Early Years Education in Saudi Arabia, in School Leadership & Administration (DOI: 10.1080/13632434.2014.992773). Palaiologou, I., (2014) Children Under Five and Digital Technologies: Implication for Early Years Pedagogy, in The European Early Childhood Research Journal, vol 24 (1) (printed copy publication 2016) (DOI:10.1080/1350293X.2014.929876). Palaiologou, I., (2014) "Do we hear what children want to say?" Ethical Praxis when choosing research tools with children under five, in Early Child Development and Care , vol 184 (5), pp 689-705 (DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2013.809341) Male. T., and Palaiologou, I., (2012) Learning -Centred Leadership or Pedagogical Leadership? An alternative approach to leadership in education contexts, in International Journal of Leadership in Education , vol 15 (1) pp. 107-118 (DOI: 10.1080/13603124.2011.617839). You can find Ioanna: http://www.canteduserv.com/dr-ioanna-palaiologou.html TWITTER: @IPalaiologou EMAIL: ioannapad@icloud.com Trevor's academic affiliation is now with UCL Institute of Education where he is a Research Associate with the London Centre for Leadership in Learning. He has worked extensively in the field of education for over 40 years, including full-time employment as Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Hull (2002-14), Principal Lecturer at University of Lincoln (1998-2002) and Senior Lecturer at Brunel University (1993-1998). In previous careers he was an officer in the Education Department of London Borough of Harrow (1986-1993) and a qualified schoolteacher (1973-86). In addition to his work with UCL he also offers consultancy, research and development services both within the UK and internationally through his own company, Canterbury Educational Services, which he co-founded in 2013. His main area of expertise is in the field of education leadership, although he also works in initial and in-service teacher education. His book Being an Effective Headteacher was published by SAGE in 2006 and the co-edited book Doing Research in Education is now completed and will be available before end of 2015. In July 2014 he became a Fellow to the Royal Society of Arts and appointed as a member of the Associate Analytic Pool to the UK Department for Education. He continues to be an active researcher and is engaged in a number of live projects, with several academic papers having been published in the last two years. Website: http://www.canteduserv.com/dr-trevor-male.html Twitter: @maletrevor

Contents

Chapter 1: The Purpose of Research: Why do we do it? - David Needham Chapter 2: Making sense of Research Methodology - James Ma Chapter 3: Ethical Issues Associated with Educational Research - Ioanna Palaiologou Chapter 4: Constructing the Hypotheses/Creating the Research Question(s) - David Needham Chapter 5: Managing the Project - Dave Needham and Lynda Pinnington-Wilson Chapter 6: Writing the Proposal - Krishan Sood Chapter 7: Constructing the Literature Section - Tina Byrom Chapter 8: Selecting Appropriate Research Methods for an Educational Context - Mark Connolly Chapter 9: Collecting Qualitative Data - Kate Lin Chapter 10: Analysing Qualitative Data - Trevor Male Chapter 11: Collecting Quantitative Data - Trevor Male Chapter 12: Analysing Quantitative Data - Ken Spencer Chapter 13: Research Analysis and Discussion - Glynn Kirkham Chapter 14: Writing and Reporting the Research - Gary Beauchamp

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446266755
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781446266755
  • weight: 550
  • ISBN10: 1446266753

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