This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner.
Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on:
- research Design
- grounded research
- discourse analysis
- narrative / Life history
- student voice
Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.
Dr. Ann Briggs is Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership at Newcastle University, UK. She has published on research methods, middle leadership, 14-19 education and management structures in post-compulsory institutions. Ann is a past Chair of BELMAS and is currently National Secretary of NZEALS, having retired to New Zealand in 2009. Marianne Coleman is Reader Emerita in Educational Leadership at University College London, Institute of Education. Before a career in higher education at the University of Leicester and the Institute of Education she was a secondary school teacher and an advisory teacher in an LEA. Now retired, she continues to research and write focusing on her interest in gender and leadership and wider issues of diversity and social justice. She has recently co-authored a book on ageing and is a trustee of the Nurture Group Network, an educational charity which supports children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Introduction - Ann R. J. Briggs, Marianne Coleman and Marlene Morrison PART ONE: THE CONCEPT OF RESEARCH Understanding Methodology - Marlene Morrison Taking a Critical Stance in Research - Margaret Grogan and Juanita M. Cleaver Simmons The Role of Culture in Interpreting and Conducting Research - David Stephens Reviewing Educational Literature - Jacqui Weetman DaCosta Authenticity in Research: Reliability, Validity and Triangulation - Tony Bush The Ethical Framework of Research Practice - Hugh Busher and Nalita James PART TWO: APPROACHES TO RESEARCH Research Design: Frameworks, Strategies, Methods and Technologies - David Scott Mixed-Methods Research - Mary F. Hibberts and R. Burke Johnson Surveys and Sampling - Daniel Muijs Case Studies - Michael Bassey Practitioner Research - Rachel Lofthouse, Elaine Hall and Kate Wall Grounded Theory Research - Clive Dimmock and Martha Lam Ethnography - Marlene Morrison Narrative and Life History - Alan Floyd Learner Voice in Educational Leadership Research - Jacky Lumby PART THREE: RESEARCH TOOLS Interviews - Marianne Coleman Developing and Using Questionnaires - Judith Bell and Pam Woolner Making Use of Existing Data - Anna Vignoles and Shirely Dex Documents and Documentary Analysis - Tanya Fitzgerald Discourse Analysis - Jane Perryman Reflection as Research: Using Diaries and Blogs - Marlene Morrison PART FOUR: ANALYSING AND PRESENTING DATA Quantitative Data Analysis: Using SPSS - Pauline Dixon and Pam Woolner Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis - Daniel Muijs Qualitative Data Analysis: Using NVivo - Rob Watling and Veronica James with Ann R. J. Briggs Academic Writing - Ann R. J. Briggs