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Doing Research About Education : Social Research and Educational Studies Series - Geoffrey Walford

Doing Research About Education

Social Research and Educational Studies Series

By: Geoffrey Walford (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th May 1998
ISBN: 9780750707831
Number Of Pages: 224

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This book brings together semi-autobiographical accounts from major educationalists about their influential research, focusing on the practical and personal aspects of the research process. The collection reflects the great changes that have occurred within education and educational research since the 1980s, and deals with the issues and situations of the late 1990s. It includes accounts that cover the various stages of the research process, a sampling of topics, the diversity of methodologies used in educational research and a range of theoretical perspectives. There is coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and of large and small scale research. Also discussed are: ESRC program research, contract research and theoretical research.

Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Research Accounts Countp. 1
Researching the 'Pastoral' and the 'Academic': An Ethnographic Exploration of Bernstein's Sociology of the Curriculump. 11
'Are you a girl or are you a teacher?' The 'Least Adult' Role in Research about Gender and Sexuality in a Primary Schoolp. 27
Critical Moments in the Creative Teaching Researchp. 42
Developing the Identity and Learning Programme: Principles and Pragmatism in a Longitudinal Ethnography of Pupil Careersp. 57
Using Ethnographic Methods in a Study of Students' Secondary School and Post-school Careersp. 76
More than the Sum of Its Parts? Coordinating the ESRC Research Programme on Innovation and Change in Educationp. 93
Climbing an Educational Mountain: Conducting the International School Effectiveness Research Project (ISERP)p. 111
The Making of Men: Theorizing Methodology in 'Uncertain Times'p. 125
The Profession of a 'Methodological Purist'?p. 139
The Director's Tale: Developing Teams and Themes in a Research Centrep. 154
The 'Last Blue Mountain'? Doing Educational Research in a Contract Culturep. 170
Compulsive Writing Behaviour: Getting It Publishedp. 184
Notes on Contributorsp. 199
Author Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780750707831
ISBN-10: 0750707836
Series: Social Research and Educational Studies Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 29th May 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1

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