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Introduction to Research Methods in Education - Keith F. Punch

Introduction to Research Methods in Education


Published: 15th November 2014
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Based on Keith Punch's bestselling Introduction to Social Research Methods, this book introduces the research process in a range of educational contexts.  In this updated second edition, you'll find guidance on every stage of research, with chapters on developing research questions, doing a literature review, collecting data, analysing your findings and writing it all up.


With a new chapter on ethics and additional coverage of Internet research and mixing methods, the second edition contains everything you'll need if you're  studying on a research methods course or doing a research project for yourself.


Introduction to Research Methods in Education provides you with:

  • Balanced coverage of the range of methods employed by educational researchers
  • Practical advice on collecting and analysing qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods data
  • A range of examples from student projects to show how research is done in real-life educational settings
  • A companion website with additional resources for lecturers and students.

Keith F Punch
is Emeritus Professor in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia.
Alis Oancea is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Research in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford.

Introduction Theory and Method in Education Research The Contexts for Education Research Ethics in Educational Research Research Questions From Research Questions to Data Literature Searching and Reviewing Qualitative Research Design Collecting Qualitative Data The Analysis of Qualitative Data Quantitative Research Design Collecting Quantitative Data The Analysis of Quantitative Data Mixed Methods Research Research Writing

ISBN: 9781446260746
ISBN-10: 1446260747
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 15th November 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 19.0  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 2