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Qualitative Research in Education
Interaction and Practice

First Edition


February 2003 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This outstanding new textbook provides a comprehensive overview of qualitative approaches to educational research. The text draws upon a broad range of real-life examples to describe and illustrate the methods through which educational data may be analyzed. Through a detailed yet concise explanation, the reader is then shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted.

Key features of this title include:

- Links theory and practice by locating forms of analysis within a clear theoretical perspective.

- Locates qualitative research in the social and cultural context in which it originates.

- Contains a variety of `real-life' examples and case studies.

- Each chapter concludes with a set of exercises and questions for further discussion.

Qualitative Research in Education presents a thorough explanation of the complexities of educational research and demonstrates the importance of placing this knowledge within cultural, linguistic and sociological contexts. It is an extremely informative text, which constitutes essential reading for those, engaged in the research and analysis of educational data.

 
Education as Social and Cultural Practice
 
Research in Education
Problems with Practical Activity

 
 
Exploring the Neighbourhood in Search of the `Qualitative'
 
Are the Insiders Really `Family'? Categories of Qualitative Research
 
Methods and Methodologies
Ethnography, Case Study and Action Research

 
 
Studying Educational Interactions
 
Conducting and Analyzing Interviews
 
Analyzing Educational Texts
 
Studying Education as a Practical Accomplishment

adopted as an essential reading title

Dr Mario Moya
School of Education, Bedfordshire University
July 9, 2013

This is used as a recommended supplementary text within the research module of our counselling foundation degree. As such it offers valuable insights to the learners who are being asked to undertake their own small scale research. Although the text relates primarily to education, it is as valid for use in a counselling context.

Mr Andrew Thorne
Bristol Centre For Care, Health & Educ, City of Bristol College
April 30, 2013

This book is a well written introduction to qualitative research methods The student is provided with a background and understanding of qualitative research in education. Theoretical underpinnings and methodological approaches are considered in an accessible easily understood manner.

Ms Denise Elliott
primary education, Stranmillis University College
January 7, 2013

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Peter Freebody

Peter is a Professorial Research Fellow and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. His interests are literacy education, educational disadvantage, classroom interaction and research methodology. He has authored or edited 10 books and over 20 research reports to government. He has published in international journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Harvard Educational Review, American Educational Research Journal and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. He has also contributed numerous invited entries in international handbooks and encyclopedias on literacy, critical literacy, and research... More About Author

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