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Author Punch, Keith, author.

Title Introduction to research methods in education / Keith F Punch & Alis Oancea.

Published London : SAGE, [2014]
©2014

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 UniM Giblin Eunson  370.72 PUNC    DUE 09-12-17
Edition 2nd edition.
Physical description xx, 421 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1.Introduction -- 1.1.Empirical research -- data -- 1.2.Quantitative and qualitative data -- 1.3.Relaxing the qualitative---quantitative distinction -- 1.4.Some simplifying devices -- 1.5.Essentials and logic -- 1.6.Science, the social sciences and education research -- 1.7.A model of research -- 1.8.Organisation of the book -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 2.Theory and Method in Education Research -- 2.1.Methodological theory -- 2.2.Substantive theory -- 2.3.Description and explanation -- 2.4.Theory testing--theory generation -- 2.5.Question--method connections -- 2.6.Prespecified versus unfolding: structure in research questions, design and data -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 3.The Contexts for Education Research -- 3.1.The political context -- 3.2.The professional context: evidence-informed practice --
Contents note continued: 3.3.The professional context: practitioner research -- 3.4.Small-scale empirical studies -- 3.5.Researching your own classroom, school or college -- 3.6.Research with children -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 4.Ethics in Educational Research -- 4.1.Introduction -- 4.2.Ethical principles and research situations -- 4.3.Procedural requirements: the role of ethical codes -- 4.4.Challenges in educational research ethics -- 4.5.The ethics of student research as situated deliberation -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 5.Research Questions -- 5.1.A hierarchy of concepts -- 5.2.Research areas and topics -- 5.3.General and specific research questions -- 5.4.Data collection questions -- 5.5.Developing research questions -- 5.6.The role of research questions -- 5.7.Hypotheses -- 5.8.A simplified model of research -- 5.9.The role of the literature --
Contents note continued: Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 6.From Research Questions to Data -- 6.1.The empirical criterion -- 6.2.Linking concepts and data -- 6.3.Good and bad research questions -- 6.4.Value judgements -- 6.5.Causation -- 6.6.Conceptual frameworks -- 6.7.From research questions to data -- 6.8.Combining quantitative and qualitative data -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 7.Literature Searching and Reviewing -- 7.1.Empirical research literature -- 7.2.Theoretical literature -- 7.3.Purposes of a dissertation literature review -- 7.4.Carrying out a literature review -- 7.5.Being critical -- 7.6.Some common problems -- 7.7.The research journal literature -- 7.8.Examples of stand-alone literature reviews -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 8.Qualitative Research Design -- 8.1.What is research design? --
Contents note continued: 8.2.Diversity in research with qualitative data -- 8.3.Case studies -- 8.4.Ethnography -- 8.5.Grounded theory -- 8.6.Action research -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 9.Collecting Qualitative Data -- 9.1.The interview -- 9.2.Observation -- 9.3.Participant observation -- 9.4.Documentary research -- 9.5.Visual research -- 9.6.Data collection procedures -- 9.7.Sampling in qualitative research -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 10.The Analysis of Qualitative Data -- 10.1.Diversity in the analysis of qualitative data -- 10.2.Analytic induction -- 10.3.The Miles and Huberman framework for qualitative data analysis -- 10.4.Abstracting and comparing -- 10.5.Grounded theory analysis -- 10.6.Other approaches to analysing qualitative data -- 10.7.Drawing and verifying conclusions in qualitative analysis -- 10.8.Computers in the analysis of qualitative data --
Contents note continued: Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 11.Quantitative Research Design -- 11.1.Research design -- 11.2.Some background -- 11.3.Independent, dependent and control variables -- 11.4.The experiment -- 11.5.Quasi-experimental and non-experimental design -- 11.6.Relationships between variables: the correlational survey -- 11.7.Relationships between variables: causation and accounting for variance -- 11.8.Multiple linear regression (MLR) as a general strategy and design -- 11.9.Controlling variables -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 12.Collecting Quantitative Data -- 12.1.Types of variables -- 12.2.The process of measurement -- 12.3.Latent traits -- 12.4.Measuring techniques -- 12.5.Steps in constructing a measuring instrument -- 12.6.To construct an instrument or to use an existing instrument? -- 12.7.Locating existing measuring instruments --
Contents note continued: 12.8.Reliability and validity -- 12.9.Developing a survey questionnaire -- 12.10.Collecting the data: administering the measuring instrument -- 12.11.Sampling -- 12.12.Secondary analysis -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 13.The Analysis of Quantitative Data -- 13.1.Summarising quantitative data -- 13.2.Relationships between variables: cross-tabulations and contingency tables -- 13.3.Comparisons between groups: the analysis of variance -- 13.4.Relationships between variables: correlation and regression -- 13.5.The analysis of survey data -- 13.6.Data reduction: factor analysis -- 13.7.Statistical inference -- 13.8.Computer software for the analysis of quantitative data -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 14.Mixed Methods Research -- 14.1.History of mixed methods research -- 14.2.Rationale for mixed methods -- 14.3.Variables and cases --
Contents note continued: 14.4.Mixed methods designs -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading -- Exercises and study questions -- 15.Research Writing -- 15.1.Background -- 15.2.Research documents -- 15.3.Writing to report versus writing to learn: writing as analysis -- 15.4.Writing choices -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Further reading.
Other author Oancea, Alis, author.
Subject Education -- Research -- Methodology.
Education -- Research -- Methodology -- Textbooks.
ISBN 1446260739 (hardback)
1446260747 (paperback)
9781446260739 (hardback)
9781446260746 (paperback)