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Introduction to Research Methods in Education - Keith F. Punch

Introduction to Research Methods in Education


Published: 19th March 2009
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Based on the popular Introduction to Social Research Methods, this book offers a highly accessible, clear and engaging introduction to research in education, which has been carefully and extensively developed to fully meet the needs of those studying in education and related fields.

Introduction to Research Methods in Education assumes no previous knowledge of the subject, and focuses on helping the reader develop a clear conceptual understanding of the nature of empirical research in education, and of how those ideas lead to, and underlie, the principal research techniques. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches are covered, along with practical guidance on issues such as how to prepare a research proposal, write a literature review, and analyse different types of data.

This book is an ideal introduction to researching in an educational context for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and will be a must-have for anyone studying on a research methods course or doing a research project for themselves.

'[This book ] is well targeted, with the usual range of summaries, suggestions for further reading, study questions and exercises, and boxed examples. The chapters on quantitative research design, data collection and analysis are particularly well pitched for novice researchers, and I can certainly see how these chapters could be used in a teaching and learning context, with students new to, or with little confidence of quantitative approaches' - British Journal of Sociology of Education

Theory and Method in Education Research
The Context of Ethics in Education 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
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ISBN: 9781847870186
ISBN-10: 184787018X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 398
Published: 19th March 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 18.7  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.69