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This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, and emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features several new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on: - Research Design - Grounded research - Ethnography - Discourse analysis - Narrative / Life history - Student voice Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.
Table of Contents
|The Concept of Research|
|Taking a Critical Stance in Research|
|The Role of Culture in Interpreting and Conducting Research|
|Reviewing Educational Literature|
|Authenticity in Research: Reliability, Validity and Triangulation|
|The Ethical Framework of Research Practice|
|Approaches to Research|
|Research Design: Frameworks, Strategies, Methods and Technologies|
|Mixed Methods Research|
|Surveys and Sampling|
|Grounded Theory Research|
|Narrative and Life History|
|Learner Voice in Educational Leadership Research|
|Developing and Using Questionnaires|
|Making Use of Existing Data|
|Documents and Documentary Analysis|
|Reflection as Research: Using Diaries and Blogs|
|Analysing and Presenting Data|
|Quantitative Data Analysis: Using SPSS|
|Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis|
|Qualitative Data Analysis: Using NVivo|
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