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Educational Research, Policymaking and Practice

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Educational Research

January 2002 | 180 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Educational research and its relationship with policy making and practice has been a perennial concern. This book deals with some basic and controversial questions about that issue, including:

- Can there be harmony in the relationship between researchers and educational policymakers or practitioners?

- Do increases in knowledge always lead to practical improvement, and never to undesirable consequences?

- Would educational research flourish if it were subjected to more central, and external, control?

- What is the role of research reviews in making the results of research publicly available?

Educational Research maps the demands now being made on educational research against the background complexities of the relationship between research and practice.

This book is for students on methodology courses, taught courses and research degrees in education, social science disciplines, social policy, and health studies, both at masters and doctoral level.

 
Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Education
 
An Assessment of David Hargreaves' Critique
 
Why Research into Practice Does Not Go
 
Some Questions about the Enlightenment Function of Educational and Social Inquiry
 
Research and Practice, Two Worlds for Ever at Odds? (written with Roger Gomm)
 
If the Social World Is How Qualitative Researchers Say It Is, What Impact Can Their Work Have on Policy Making and Practice?
 
Diversity or Control in Educational Research?
 
Varieties of Social Research
 
A Typology
 
A Review of Reviews
 
Structure and Function in Reviews of Educational Research (written with Peter Foster)

`Hammersley has produced a remarkably complete analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of educational research. I believe the analysis to be fair to all parties' - Lewis Elton, British Journal of Educational Technology

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Martyn Hammersley

Martyn Hammersley is an emeritus professor of educational and social research at The Open University, UK. He has carried out research in the sociology of education and the sociology of the media. However, much of his work has been concerned with the methodological issues surrounding social enquiry. He has written several books including (with Paul Atkinson) Ethnography: Principles in Practice (fourth edition, Routledge, 2019), The Dilemma of Qualitative Method (Routledge, 1989), The Politics of Social Research (SAGE, 1995), Reading Ethnographic Research (second edition, Longman, 1997), Taking Sides in Social Research (Routledge, 2000),... More About Author

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