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Educational Research
Volume One: Current Issues

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November 1993 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The chapters in this book outline the history and scope of educational research. They also discuss many of the major issues at stake in current debates, and exemplify the contrasting perspectives to be found in the literature.

This is the companion volume to Educational Research in Action (edited by Roger Gomm and Peter Woods). It is one of two course readers for The Open University course E824 Educational Research Methods.

 
PART ONE: THE NATURE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
 
History of Educational Research
 
Qualitative Research Traditions
 
Self-Doubt and Soft Data
Social and Technical Trajectories in Ethnographic Fieldwork

 
 
Objectivity in Educational Research
 
Subjectivity and Objectivity
An Objective Inquiry.

 
 
PART TWO: DOING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
 
How to Think About Causality
 
Increasing the Generlizability of Qualitative Research
 
Problems of Sociological Fieldwork
A Review Of The Methodology Of Hightown Grammar

 
 
Primary Teachers Talking
A Reflexive Account of Longitudinal Research

 
 
PART THREE: EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
 
Educational Theory
 
What is an Educational Practice?
 
Action Research
 
The Politics of Method
From Leftist Ethnography to Educative Research

 
 
On the Teacher as Researcher

The most useful text from a well-known author in this field.

Mrs Liana Beattie
Faculty of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
October 4, 2015

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Martyn Hammersley

Martyn Hammersley is 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 (Third edition, Routledge, 2007), 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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ISBN: 9781853962431
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