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Success with your Education Research Project

Success with your Education Research Project

Second Edition

May 2012 | 152 pages | Learning Matters
Research projects are carried out in schools and non-school settings by virtually all undergraduates in the areas of teacher training, Education Studies and other educational disciplines. This text, written for this specific target audience, makes clear references to these courses and contexts throughout. Hot topics such as using the net and plagiarism are covered with up-to-date information, while key content on literature searches, critical thinking and the development of argument provide clear guidance and ensure academic rigor. This new edition has been updated throughout to provide greater depth on many topics, FAQs and a glossary of key terms.

Key Features
  • All examples contextualized for education students
  • Practical approach with user-friendly features to aid understanding
  • Demystifies tackling a research project
  • Key information on using the net, plagiarism, literature searches and critical thinking
Let's get Acquainted
Finding a Focus and Formulating a Plan
Looking at Literature
Approaching It in Style
Discovering Things: Questionnaires
Conversations with a Purpose: Research Interviews
Seeing Is Believing: Observation
From the Past to the Here and Now: Documents and Documentary Research
Making Sense of Data: Analyzing Numbers and Words
Writing up

This is a well written, clearly presented book which covers topics that students will want to know about. The advice and information is presented under clear sub headings with tasks and examples.

Mrs Helen Hazelwood
School of Education, St Mary's College
May 23, 2013

Recommened reading for all foundation degree students in early years.
Helpful hints and information on completing your research topic.

Mrs Helen Middleton
Caring, Cardiff and Vale College
March 15, 2013

The 1st edition of this text was already very popular with our students and there is no reason to doubt that this revised second edition will be equally so. The main strengths of the text are the clarity of its organisation and the practical focus.

Mr Keith Savage
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
March 13, 2013

Useful for less confident students as it is simple to read yet offers a wide range of issues for discussion.

Education (Charles Street), Sheffield Hallam University
March 6, 2013

This is on our list of recommended reading for students undertaking their Dissertations

Ms Charlotte Barrow
Education Preston, University of Central Lancashire
February 21, 2013

Excellent book. Written at the right level for both undergard final year dissertations and MEd dissertations. Complements Cohen Manion and Morrison. Clearly structured.

Dr Richard Greenwood
Education / Teacher Training, Stranmillis University College
February 18, 2013

This is a helpful and accessible book for a variety of courses, particularly for undergraduates new to research. It is also valuable for postgraduates, especially those whose undergraduate studies did not require research.

Mr Jon Tibke
Faculty of Education, St Martin's College
February 10, 2013

This is a great introduction to Educational research that I will be promoting to Year 2 students who can begin to consider their research next year.

Mrs Karen Griffiths
Education , Manchester Metropolitan Univ (Crewe)
January 29, 2013

A good introduction for those who are new to research with some good examples to support understanding of the actual theory in practice. Particularly useful chapter on Literature Reviews

Mrs Janet Harvell
Early Years, Bridgwater College
January 14, 2013

An excellent book for use with PGCE and final year students. Accessible and well laid out.

Miss Alison Hardy
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
December 20, 2012

John Sharp

John Sharp is Professor of Higher Education and Head of the Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute (LHERI) at the University of Lincoln. More About Author

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