Researchers in education are interested in the study of learners,teachers, professional support staff, parents, and other participantsin schools and other educational institutions. To be effective,research needs to be carried out in a systematic way and shouldcontribute to what we know. If you are interested in educationresearch, and want to learn how to become an effective researcher,then this step-by-step guide is for you. For many students the ﬁrstresearch project is the most daunting but this book will help youensure it is a success.
is a practical toolkit of resources that willenable you to plan, conduct and follow up your research effec-tively. It contains information on the range of methods available toresearchers, and introduces some of the key concepts associatedwith education research and the theoretical background againstwhich it currently takes place. This book has been designed foranyone working in an education setting. By reading through eachchapter and completing the associated tasks you will be able towork through each stage of the research process.This book is essential reading for students on all educationcourses who are engaging in research for the ﬁrst time. It is particu-larly suitable for Foundation Degree students, as it acknowledgesthe constraints placed upon researchers who are also working, andoffers practical advice for managing the demands of employment,study and carrying out research.
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