It is easy for newcomers to educational research to be confused by the wide range of terms used in the field and consequently for them to find it challenging to relate such terms to their own research and practice. This comprehensive guide consists of 120 concise but illuminative essays providing: - an explanation and definition of the term - alternative explanations and definitions of the term - the context in which it is used by educational researchers - exemplars as to how the term is used and used be used in practice - references to further literature - cross-references to other terms in the book.
David Scott is Professor of Educational Leadership and Learning at the University of Lincoln. Dr. Marlene Morrison is Reader at the University of Lincoln.
Complete list of headwords:; abduction; access; action research; agency; alignment; anti-racism; assessment; biography / autobigraphy; case study; categorisation. causation; childhood research; closed and open systems; coding; comparative research; content analysis; conversation analysis; correlational research; critical discourse analysis; critical incidents; critical realism; critical theory; culture; data display; data reduction; deconstruction; deduction; design; determinism; diaries; discourse; dissemination; distribution; documentary analysis; downward conflation; emotionalism; empiricism; empowerment; epistemology / ontolgy; ethics; ethnography; ethnomethodology; evaluation; evidence-based practice; experiment; fallacies; fallibility; feminist research; focus groups; gender; generalisation; grounded theory; hemeneutics; historical research; ideal speech situation; induction; interpretativism; interview; life history; linguistic discourse analysis; literture review; longitudinal observation studies; mathematical modelling; media; method; methodology; mixed methods; narrative; naturalistic observation; nomothetic statements; objectivity; observation; paradigm; phenomenology; plagiarism; positivism; postmodernism; power; prediction; publishing; qualitative research; quantitative research; questionnaire; realism; reductionism; refereeing; reflexivity; referencing systems; regression analysis; relativism; relevance; reliability; replication; representativeness; research assessment exercise; research community; respondent validation; retroduction; sampling; social constructionism; statistics; strategy; structuralism / post-structuralism; structure; subjectivity; survey; symbolic interactionism; systematic observation; telephone interviews; tests; textuality; transferability; triangulation; validity; value-added; values; variable analysis; virtual research; writing; writing for academic purposes; writing as representation.; Author index; Subject index.
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