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:
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.
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; Acronyms And Initialisms
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.
Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.