Designing Research in Education

Concepts and Methodologies

Author: Jon Swain

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473965896

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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This is a clear introduction to the methodological and philosophical debates in the field of education research. It sets out the key ideas, questions, and dilemmas which inform all research and then, through the careful use of case studies and practical advice from experienced researchers, grounds them in the specific concerns of education and educational studies. Written by experienced academics and teachers the book links broad philosophical principles with practical strategies for designing and conducting ethical and effective research. Perfect for postgraduate students planning their own research in education this book will help you to: · Understand the philosophical foundations of your work. · Conceptualise and refine your research question. · Pick the right methodology for your research. · Embed ethical considerations throughout your research. This book is an ideal companion for any postgraduate student or early career academic conducting research across education and educational studies.

Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education

Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Learning and Teaching

Author: Anthony E. Kelly,Richard A. Lesh,John Y. Baek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317639642

Category: Education

Page: 560

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This Handbook presents the latest thinking and current examples of design research in education. Design-based research involves introducing innovations into real-world practices (as opposed to constrained laboratory contexts) and examining the impact of those designs on the learning process. Designed prototype applications (e.g., instructional methods, software or materials) and the research findings are then cycled back into the next iteration of the design innovation in order to build evidence of the particular theories being researched, and to positively impact practice and the diffusion of the innovation. The Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education-- the defining book for the field -- fills a need in how to conduct design research by those doing so right now. The chapters represent a broad array of interpretations and examples of how today’s design researchers conceptualize this emergent methodology across areas as diverse as educational leadership, diffusion of innovations, complexity theory, and curriculum research. This volume is designed as a guide for doctoral students, early career researchers and cross-over researchers from fields outside of education interested in supporting innovation in educational settings through conducting design research.

Instructional Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1609605047

Category: Education

Page: 2074

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Successful educational programs are often the result of pragmatic design and development methodologies that take into account all aspects of the educational and instructional experience. Instructional Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications presents a complete overview of historical perspectives, new methods and applications, and models in instructional design research and development. This three-volume work covers all fundamental strategies and theories and encourages continued research in strengthening the consistent design and reliable results of educational programs and models.

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education with Powerweb

Research Methods

Author: Jack R. Fraenkel,Norman E. Wallen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072860917

Category: Education

Page: 652

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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research. Each step in the research process is described and discussed in detail, and thorough coverage of the most widely-used research methodologies in education is provided. New to this edition is an expanded focus on qualitative methods. New Parts V and VI provide an expanded introduction to qualitative methods, and take a close look at different qualitative methodologies. Also new is an enhanced chapter on Action Research. Examples of key concepts and ideas in all chapters highlight the text’s practicability, and step-by-step analyses of real research studies, and. End-of-chapter Problem Sheets, comprehensive coverage of data analysis, and how to prepare research proposals and reports make the text appropriate both for courses that focus on doing research and for those that stress how to read and understand research. To keep students engaged, the authors' writing is simple and direct. Clarifying examples, summarizing charts, tables and diagrams, numerous illustrations of key concepts and ideas, and a friendly two-color design enhance the content. This is the only copiously illustrated educational research text available. Packaged with the text are an Interactive Student CD-Rom and Student Workbook that provide practice opportunity and resources.

Research in Art & Design Education

Issues and Exemplars

Author: Richard Hickman

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841501999

Category: Art

Page: 206

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"Although educators are increasingly interested in art education research, there are few anthologies tackling the subject. Research in Art & Design Education answers this call, summarizing important issues in the field such as non-text based approaches and interdisciplinary work. Contributions from internationally renowned researchers explore a broad range of topics in art education, highlighting particular problems and strengths in the literature. The collection features examples of research projects previously published in the International Journal of Art & Design Education. An indispensable and engaging resource, this volume provides a long-awaited aid for students and teachers alike."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.

Methods in Educational Research

From Theory to Practice

Author: Marguerite G. Lodico,Dean T. Spaulding,Katherine H. Voegtle

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780470588697

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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Methods in Educational Research Methods in Educational Research is designed to prepare students for the real world of educational research. It focuses on scientifically-based methods, school accountability, and the professional demands of the twenty-first century, empowering researchers to take an active role in conducting research in their classrooms, districts, and the greater educational community. Like the first edition, this edition helps students, educators, and researchers develop a broad and deep understanding of research methodologies. It includes substantial new content on the impact of No Child Left Behind legislation, school reform, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, logic modeling, action research, and other areas. Special features to assist the teaching and learning processes include vignettes illustrating research tied to practice, suggested readings at the end of each chapter, and discussion questions to reinforce chapter content. Praise for the Previous Edition "A new attempt to make this subject more relevant and appealing to students. Most striking is how useful this book is because it is really grounded in educational research. It is very well written and quite relevant for educational researchers or for the student hoping to become one." -PsycCRITIQUES/American Psychological Association "I applaud the authors for their attempt to cover a wide range of material. The straightforward language of the book helps make the material understandable for readers." -Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation

Educational Research and Inquiry

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: Dimitra Hartas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441178716

Category: Education

Page: 458

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An excellent resource covering quantitative and qualitative methodologies for research students in education embarking upon their Research Methods MA, PhD, EdD or MPhil.

Research in Education

A Conceptual Introduction

Author: James H. McMillan,Sally Schumacher

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780321080875

Category: Education

Page: 660

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An introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods used in educational research. A combination of both quantitative and qualitative research, this text also helps students master skills in reading, conducting, and understanding research. The fifth edition includes techniques for utilizing resources available on the Internet.

Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance

Author: Tracey D. Matthews,Kimberly T. Kostelis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118067116

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance shows students how to become effective producers and consumers of health and human performance research. The book provides comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and includes step-by-step guidance for writing effective research proposals and theses. In addition, the authors show how to read, assess, interpret, and apply published research and how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation. Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance is filled with illustrative examples that emphasize the real-world applications of research methods. Throughout, the authors draw on a variety of examples that were selected because they provide a context to further the understanding of health and human performance research. Research to Practice examples and Tips are included by the authors to help students better appreciate the book's content. These study aids provide suggestions and additional resources to assist students in understanding the research process. Key Terms, defined and highlighted, enrich each chapter. Chapter Review Questions, designed to help students comprehend and follow best practices in research methods, close each chapter. Online resources and guides developed by the authors to support and enhance students' learning of important research concepts are available.

Introduction to Research in Education

Author: Donald Ary,Lucy Cheser Jacobs,Christine K. Sorensen Irvine,David Walker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133596746

Category: Education

Page: 720

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Become a more competent consumer and producer of research with INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, 9th Edition! Known for its exceptionally clear writing style and comprehensive coverage, this research methods guide helps you master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others. The authors familiarize you with common research problems in a step-by-step manner through examples that clarify complex concepts, supported by strong end-of-chapter exercises. This book is a must-read for anyone planning to conduct research or interpret the research of others. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Web-Based Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615209646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2038

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"This comprehensive collection offers a compendium of research on the design, implementation, and evaluation of online learning technologies, addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the creation and management of Web-based applications and communities, instructional design, personalized learning environments, and effective educational delivery"--Provided by publisher.

Research Methods and Design in Sport Management

Author: Damon P. S. Andrew,Paul Mark Pedersen,Chad D. McEvoy

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 073607385X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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This text explains research design, implementation, analysis and assessment criteria with a focus on specific procedures unique to sport managament.

Studying Educational and Social Policy

Theoretical Concepts and Research Methods

Author: Ronald H. Heck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135627215

Category: Education

Page: 280

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The overall purpose of this text is to introduce beginning researchers to the study of educational and social policy, how it has been examined from a scholarly perspective, and the salient issues to consider in conceptualizing and conducting policy research. The emphasis is on "introduce," as the various policy fields within the public sector (for example, education, energy, health, labor) are much too diverse to include in depth in a single volume on theoretical concepts and research methods. The focus is not so much on the substance of policymaking as on understanding the interplay between how policy is made and implemented and the various conceptual approaches and methods researchers can use to frame and conduct policy studies. The underlying assumption is that a critique of the substantive, theoretical, and methodological issues involved in studying policy can help researchers conduct policy studies that are more informative in guiding policy development and more effective in assessing the impact of policy reforms. *Part I acquaints readers with substantive issues and challenges related to the study of the policy process, and includes chapters on federalism and policymaking, and on studying policy development, implementation, and impact. *Part II examines different conceptual frameworks and theories for the study of policy, with chapters on political culture and policymaking, the punctuated-equilibrium theory and the advocacy coalition framework, economic and organizational perspectives, and new approaches (e.g., feminism, critical theory, postmodernism). *Part III focuses research methods for studying policy, covering research design, qualitative methods, multilevel methods for policy research, and growth modeling methods for examining policy change. *Part IV compares the diversity of approaches used by policy scholars with respect to their strengths and weaknesses, and presents a number of issues for further consideration in conducting policy research. This introduction to theories and methods of conducting policy research is intended to give prospective researchers an appreciation of the relationship among policy problems, empirical methods, and practice, and to contribute to building their skills in conceptualizing and conducting policy research that answers important questions. The text includes examples of studies to illustrate the diversity of methodological techniques, and discusses issues related to the design and conduct of original educational policy studies. Studying Educational and Social Policy: Theoretical Concepts and Research Methods is designed primarily for graduate courses in educational policy and educational research and is appropriate as well for research methodology courses in other disciplines, including statistics and research methodology in the social sciences, organizational studies, public policy, and political science

Advances in Nature of Science Research

Concepts and Methodologies

Author: Myint Swe Khine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400724570

Category: Science

Page: 268

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This book consolidates contemporary thinking and research efforts in teaching and learning about the nature of science in science education. The term ‘Nature of Science’ (NoS) has appeared in the science education literature for many decades. While there is still a controversy among science educators about what constitutes NoS, educators are unanimous in acknowledging the importance of this topic as well as the need to make it explicit in teaching science. The general consensus is that the nature of science is an intricate and multifaceted theme that requires continued scholarship. Recent analysis of research trends in science education indicates that investigation of the nature of science continues to be one of the most prevalent topics in academic publications. Advances in Nature of Science Research explores teaching and assessing the nature of science as a means of addressing and solving problems in conceptual change, developing positive attitudes toward science, promoting thinking habits, advancing inquiry skills and preparing citizens literate in science and technology. The book brings together prominent scholars in the field to share their cutting-edge knowledge about the place of the nature of science in science teaching and learning contexts. The chapters explore theoretical frameworks, new directions and changing practices from intervention studies, discourse analyses, classroom-based investigations, anthropological observations, and design-based research.

Case Study Research in Practice

Author: Helen Simons

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446205363

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Case Study Research in Practice explores the theory and practice of case study research. Helen Simons draws on her extensive experience of teaching and conducting case study to provide a comprehensive and practical account of how to design, conduct and communicate case study research. It addresses questions often raised by students and common misconceptions about case research. In four sections the book covers - Rationale, concept and design of case study research - Methods, ethics and reflexivity in case study - Interpreting, analyzing and reporting the case - Generalizing and theorizing in case study research Rich with 'tales from the field' and summary memos as an aide-memoire to future action, the book provides fresh insights and challenges for researchers to guide their practice of case study research. This is an ideal text for those studying and conducting case study research in education, health and social care, and related social science disciplines. Helen Simons is Professor Emeritus of Education University of Southampton

Advancing Research Methodology in the African Context

Techniques, Methods, and Designs

Author: David B. Zoogah

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784414891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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This volume of Research Methodology in Strategy and Management reflects a diversity of Africa-born authors in the mainland and diaspora, as well as non-Africans whose research focus on Africa, it offers high impact research that makes a major contribution in advancing management education and knowledge in Africa.

Doing Research in Design

Author: Christopher Crouch,Jane Pearce

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847885802

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Outlines the relationship between thinking and doing in design, making links between design, research, philosophy, and sociology, and examines four central social research methodologies in practice.

Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research

Author: Judith L. Green,Judith L Green,Gregory Camilli,Patricia B. Elmore,Patricia B Elmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135283303

Category: Education

Page: 896

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Published for the American Educational Research Association by Routledge. The Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research is a successor volume to AERA's earlier and highly acclaimed editions of Complementary Methods for Research in Education. More than any book to date (including its predecessors), this new volume brings together the wide range of research methods used to study education and makes the logic of inquiry for each method clear and accessible. Each method is described in detail, including its history, its research design, the questions that it addresses, ways of using the method, and ways of analyzing and reporting outcomes. Key features of this indispensable book include the following: Foundations Section-Part I is unique among research books. Its three chapters examine common philosophical, epistemological, and ethical issues facing researchers from all traditions, and frames ways of understanding the similarities and differences among traditions. Together they provide a tripartite lens through which to view and compare all research methods. Comprehensive Coverage-Part II (the heart of the book) presents 35 chapters on research design and analysis. Each chapter includes a brief historical overview of the research tradition, examines the questions that it addresses, and presents an example of how the approach can be used. Programs of Research-Part III examines how research programs connected to eight specific lines of inquiry have evolved over time. These chapters examine phenomena such as classroom interaction; language research; issues of race, culture, and difference; policy analysis; program evaluation; student learning; and teacher education. Complementary Methods-As the title suggests, a central mission of this book is to explore the compatibility of different research methods. Which methods can be productively brought together and for what purposes? How and on what scale can they be made compatible and what phenomena are they best suited to explore? Flexibility-The chapters in Parts II and III are largely independent. Therefore, selected portions of the book can be used in courses devoted to specific research methods and perspectives or to particular areas of education. Likewise, established researchers interested in acquiring new techniques or greater expertise in a given methodology will find this an indispensable reference volume. This handbook is appropriate for any of the following audiences: faculty teaching and graduate students studying education research, education researchers and other scholars seeking an accessible overview of state-of-the-art knowledge about specific methods, policy analysts and other professionals needing to better understand research methods, and academic and research libraries serving these audiences.