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1st Edition

Education Research: The Basics

ISBN 9781138386792
Published June 24, 2019 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Concise, engaging and accessible, Education Research: The Basics discusses key ideas about the nature and purpose of education research: what it can and cannot achieve, how it has been used in the past and where and how it has an impact.

Providing crucial insight into the work of education researchers, this book:

  • Offers seven chapters, each representing a way of understanding the goals and methods of research conducted in the field
  • Considers key thinkers in the field, such as Plato, Hirsch, Dewey, Montessori and Freire
  • Explores case studies from a range of perspectives
  • Provides key terms and further reading throughout

The perfect pocket resource to dip into, Education Research: The Basics provides accessible support for those studying education as a subject, for practitioners concerned with developing their practice and for anyone who wants to know more about education and how it is researched.

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Practitioners addressing problems of practice; Chapter 3: Generalising about teaching and learning; Chapter 4: Describing and categorising in education research; Chapter 5: Explaining and theorising in education research; Chapter 6: Advocating: saying how it could be otherwise; Chapter 7: Education research: looking back and looking forward; References; Key words;


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Michael Hammond leads an MA in social science research and is Reader in Education at the University of Warwick, UK.

Jerry Wellington was a Professor and Head of Research Degrees in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, UK, and is now an educational consultant.