Designing Research in Education: Concepts and Methodologies / Edition 1

Designing Research in Education: Concepts and Methodologies / Edition 1

by Jon Swain Jon Swain
ISBN-10:
1446294250
ISBN-13:
9781446294253
Pub. Date:
02/04/2017
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
ISBN-10:
1446294250
ISBN-13:
9781446294253
Pub. Date:
02/04/2017
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Designing Research in Education: Concepts and Methodologies / Edition 1

Designing Research in Education: Concepts and Methodologies / Edition 1

by Jon Swain Jon Swain
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Overview

This is a clear introduction to the methodological and philosophical debates in the field of education research. It sets out the key ideas, questions, and dilemmas which inform all research and then, through the careful use of case studies and practical advice from experienced researchers, grounds them in the specific concerns of education and educational studies.

Written by experienced academics and teachers the book links broad philosophical principles with practical strategies for designing and conducting ethical and effective research.

Perfect for postgraduate students planning their own research in education this book will help you to:

· Understand the philosophical foundations of your work.

· Conceptualise and refine your research question.

· Pick the right methodology for your research.

· Embed ethical considerations throughout your research.

This book is an ideal companion for any postgraduate student or early career academic conducting research across education and educational studies.



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ISBN-13: 9781446294253
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/04/2017
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jon Swain currently works at University College London where he is a senior researcher and lecturer. He mainly carries out qualitative research, which has included a series of numeracy and literacy projects in the post-16 sector. He has also written many articles on boys’ masculinities. Between 2008 and 2013, he was program leader for the MPhil/Ph D; he also has extensive teaching experience on the Ed D program and continues to supervise and tutor both Ph D and Ed D students. His professional career began as a primary school teacher, and he took a part-time MA at the Institute of Education in the late 1990s before completing his Ph D in 2001.

Table of Contents

Part I: Concepts and philosophical issues informing research designs
Chapter 1: Setting the Scene: Research and education - Jon Swain
Chapter 2: Designing Your Research in Education - Jon Swain
Chapter 3: Developing a Research Proposal in Education - Jon Swain
Chapter 4: Debates Around Epistemology in Education - Will Gibson
Chapter 5: Ethical Considerations in Research and Education - Jon Swain
Part II: The application of the research designs
Chapter 6: Experimental Design in Education - Jane Hurry
Chapter 7: Survey Design in Education - Charlie Owen
Chapter 8: Ethnography in Education - Rebecca O’Connell
Chapter 9: Case Studies in Education - Mano Candappa
Chapter 10: Mixed Methods in Education - Olga Cara
Chapter 11: Summary and Conclusions - Jon Swain
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