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ERIC Number: ED500345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-6
Pages: 264
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7619-7001-9
Doing Educational Research
Opie, Clive
SAGE Publications (CA)
Developed as a hands-on guide for students engaged in educational research, this book provides an introduction to key qualitative and quantitative methods necessary for those commencing research for the first time. The reader is shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. The book includes: (1) A variety of examples and case studies to illustrate how the methods and techniques can be used in "real-life" contexts: (2) Guidance on time management planning research projects and writing reports; and (3) Coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, data analysis using computer software, ethical issues and the writing-up and presentation of data. The book is designed to be a resource for both students and researchers, helping them to undertake effective research in education. Contents include: (1) What Is Educational Research? (Clive Opie); (2) Methodology, Procedures and Ethical Concerns (Pat Sikes); (3) Writing Research (David Hyatt); (4) Trust Me--I'm a Researcher (Jon Scaife); (5) Research Approaches (Clive Opie); (6) Research Procedures (Clive Opie); (7) Presenting Data (Clive Opie); (8) Using NUD*IST (Ann-Marie Bathmaker); (9) Using ATLAS.ti (Michael Pomerantz); and (10) Quantitative Analysis (Clive Opie). A glossary of terms is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Researchers
Language: English
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