Designing Research in Education
Concepts and Methodologies
- Jon Swain - University College London, UK
Early Childhood Education | Educational Research | Research Methods & Evaluation
This is a clear introduction to the methodological and philosophical debates in the field of education research. It sets out the key ideas, questions, and dilemmas which inform all research and then, through the careful use of case studies and practical advice from experienced researchers, grounds them in the specific concerns of education and educational studies.
Written by experienced academics and teachers the book links broad philosophical principles with practical strategies for designing and conducting ethical and effective research.
Perfect for postgraduate students planning their own research in education this book will help you to:
· Understand the philosophical foundations of your work.
· Conceptualise and refine your research question.
· Pick the right methodology for your research.
· Embed ethical considerations throughout your research.
This book is an ideal companion for any postgraduate student or early career academic conducting research across education and educational studies.
This engaging and lively book is a landmark in the field of designing effective education research. It presents successful strategies drawn from highly experienced researchers and provides accessible and useful advice for doctoral students and early career researchers. Highly recommended!
This is a very valuable resource... it draws on a wide range of research examples and includes useful reflection and commentary from leading researchers.
This book has the potential to inform and frame the next generation of research scholars in education.
This is a great book! It provides knowledge about the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of educational research. It is engaging and provides rich information from experienced researchers for doctoral students and early careers researchers. It is interesting and easy to read. I would highly recommend it.
This is not so much a 'how to' book, as a 'why to' book, at least in the first half. It explores some key concepts in research design for educational purposes and then, in the second half, suggests some ways in which these concepts can be practically applied across various research methods. Applications include surveys, ethnography, case studies and mixed methods. As an edited volume, it contains numerous voices which, in my view, makes it more diverse and interesting to read.