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Research Methods in Education and Social Sciences: New & Bestselling Textbooks

Our flagship textbook, Research Methods in Education 7th Edition, is publishing in March. Read more about it and other great books on research methods in education and the social sciences here.

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  1. Video in Social Science Research

    Functions and Forms

    By Kaye Haw, Mark Hadfield

    In this digital age the use of video in social science research has become commonplace. As sophistication has increased along with usability, as spiralling staff costs push out direct observation, the researchers training today are grasping video as a means of coming to terms with the continued...

    Published March 16th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Researching Young Children's Perspectives

    Debating the ethics and dilemmas of educational research with children

    Edited by Deborah Harcourt, Bob Perry, Tim Waller

    What ethical dilemmas face researchers who work with young children? Researching Young Children’s Perspectives critically examines the challenges and complexities of rights based, participatory research with children. Rather than approaching these dilemmas as problematic issues, this book positions...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  3. Researching Creative Learning

    Methods and Issues

    Edited by Pat Thomson, Julian Sefton-Green

    It is a common ambition in society and government to make young people more creative. These aspirations are motivated by two key concerns: to make experience at school more exciting, relevant, challenging and dynamic; and to ensure that young people are able and fit to leave education and...

    Published November 7th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion

    Getting to Grips with Research in Education and the Social Sciences

    Edited by Pat Thomson, Melanie Walker

    Series: Companions for PhD and DPhil Research

    In the contemporary world it is clear that the need to study beyond Masters Level is increasing in importance for a wide range of practitioners in diverse professional settings. Students across the world are choosing doctorates not only to become career academics, but to go beyond the academic...

    Published March 30th 2010 by Routledge

  5. New Approaches to Qualitative Research

    Wisdom and Uncertainty

    Edited by Maggi Savin-Baden, Claire Howell Major

    Qualitative research has seen a surge of growth during the past decade. This is in large part because positivist approaches have not yielded the kinds of results that had been anticipated, and more researchers are seeking alternative perspectives to understand phenomena. The number of researchers...

    Published April 6th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Qualitative Educational Research

    Readings in Reflexive Methodology and Transformative Practice

    Edited by Wendy Luttrell

    Qualitative Educational Research is a comprehensive anthology designed to deepen education students' thinking about their qualitative research purposes, questions, and decision-making. Focusing on various epistemological, intellectual, and ethical conflicts in doing social analysis, this reader...

    Published September 20th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Qualitative Research in International Settings

    A Practical Guide

    By David Stephens

    The teaching of qualitative research skills in universities is now widespread and the number of institutions offering courses in research methods in education and the social sciences is growing, while professionals in the fields of education, health and the social services are increasingly required...

    Published June 25th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Causation in Educational Research

    By Keith Morrison

    Calls to understand ‘what works’ in education are being made the world over. We need to know not only ‘what works’ but under what conditions, how and why. Causation is central to this. Researchers, educationists, readers and users of research need to know the effects of causes and the causes of...

    Published April 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Research With Children

    Perspectives and Practices, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Pia Christensen, Allison James

    Research with Children is a unique resource book on the methodology of childhood research. Leading and new researchers within the social studies of childhood discuss central questions of epistemology and methodology, demonstrating the links between theory and practice. The theoretical and practical...

    Published March 30th 2008 by Routledge