ERIC Number: ED407589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A Handbook for Research in Adult and Vocational Education.
Funnell, Robert, Ed.
This handbook, which was written by researchers with expertise in Australia's technical and further education (TAFE) system, provides background information about the following: approaches to research in vocational education and training (VET); the range of methods normally used in research and their the application to VET; and procedures for validating, analyzing, and presenting research. The titles/authors of the handbook's various sections are as follows: "Foreword" (William Hall); "Introduction" (Bob Funnell); "What is Vocational Education and Training Research?" (Bob Funnell); "Some Research Questions in Vocational Education and Training" (Bob Funnell, Patricia Funnell); "Introduction to VET Research" (Bob Funnell); "Research Design" (Bob Funnell); "Sampling and Survey Design" (Bob Funnell); "Experiments" (John Stevenson); "Field Research" (Bob Funnell); "Using Existing Documents" (Patricia Funnell); "Action Research" (Stephen Billett); "Validity, Reliability, and Triangulated Strategies" (Charlie McKavanagh); "Qualitative Data Analysis" (John Stevenson); "Analysis of Qualitative Field Research" (Bob Funnell); "Reporting Your Research" (Patricia Funnell); "Simple Data Presentation" (Patricia Funnell); and "Ethics in Research" (John Stevenson). The two appendixes, "Using the Vocational Education and Training Database" (Marjolijn Jones) and "Current Research Studies Related to VET" (Paul Ainsworth), discuss available data regarding VET in Australia and New Zealand and list 97 references. Seventy-five figures/tables are included along with a sample questionnaire. (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Databases, Educational Research, Ethics, Field Studies, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Reliability, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Research Reports, Surveys, Technical Writing, Theory Practice Relationship, Validity, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).