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A Guide to Practitioner Research in Education - Dely L. Elliot

A Guide to Practitioner Research in Education

Paperback Published: 31st March 2011
ISBN: 9781849201858
Number Of Pages: 280

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This book is a guide to research methods for practitioner research. Written in friendly and accessible language, it includes numerous practical examples based on the authors' own experiences in the field, to support readers.

The authors provide information and guidance on developing research skills such as gathering and analysing information and data, reporting findings and research design. They offer critical perspectives to help users reflect on research approaches and to scrutinise key issues in devising research questions.

This book is for undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and practitioners in practitioner research development and leadership programmes.

The team of authors are all within the School of Education at the University

of Glasgow and have significant experience of working with practitioner

researchers in education.

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This book, with its focus on practitioner research in education, will certainly be of value to practitioner researchers who find the more generic books on social science research methods not tackling the specific challenges they face in sufficient detail. -- Paul Davies * Educational Review *

About the authorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
What is Research and Why do it?p. 1
What is research?p. 2
Why do practitioner research?p. 14
What do We Want to Know?p. 29
What is a research question?p. 30
Getting it right! Values and the ethical dimensions of practitioner researchp. 47
What do We Know Already and Where do We Find it?p. 69
What do we know already?p. 70
How do I do a literature review?p. 84
How Will We Find Out?p. 103
Questionnaires and questionnaire designp. 104
Interviewingp. 126
Using focus groupsp. 148
Observationp. 163
Other methodsp. 176
What Does it Mean?p. 191
Quantitative data analysisp. 192
Qualitative data analysisp. 214
How Will We Tell Everyone?p. 223
How do I write up my research?p. 224
Referencesp. 250
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9781849201858
ISBN-10: 1849201854
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 31st March 2011
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 17.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.47