1st Edition

Understanding Educational Research

Edited By David Scott, Robin Usher Copyright 1996
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    198 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book explores educational research in terms of the relationship between epistemology, methodology and practice. Divided into two sections, the first examines the frameworks which underpin the methods educational researchers use. The second looks at a broad spectrum of approaches, including feminist approaches, action research, ethnography and biographical research. The issues covered are central to all within the research community including students undertaking research degrees or research methodology courses.

    Contributors 1. Introduction David Scott and Robin Usher Part one: Frameworks 2. A Critique of the Neglected Epistemological Assumptions of Educational Research Robin Usher 3. Textuality and Reflexivity in Educational Research Robin Usher 4. Methods and Data in Educational Research David Scott 5. Making Judgements about Educational Research David Scott Part two: Practices 6. Evaluation as Realpolitik Janet Harland 7. Action Research and Reflective Practice Ian Bryant 8. Feminist Approaches to Research Pat Usher 9. Ethnography and Education David Scott 10. The Purposes and Processes of Biographical Method Michael Erben 11. Afterword: The Politics of Educational Research Robin Usher and David Scott Index


    David Scott, Robin Usher