Qualitative Research Methods in Education

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  • Copyright: 2010-09-14
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This four-volume set is part of the Fundamentals of Applied Research series and sits alongside Stephen Gorard's major reference collection Quantitative Research Methods in Education. It brings together seminal and cutting edge articles on qualitative research internationally, and shows how the field has developed in influence in recent years. The use of qualitative research methods in educational research has a long and distinguished history, both in the UK and internationally. Importantly, this major reference collection reviews the ongoing debates and various issues about qualitative methods and the contribution they make to understanding educational issues. The set also comprises a timely analysis of the contribution which qualitative methods have made and can continue to make to understanding educational issues.The volumes review the methodological arguments for using qualitative methods, including critiques and rejoinders; place these arguments in appropriate historical and epistemological contexts with respect to the development of qualitative methods in congruent disciplines including anthropology, psychology and sociology; and identify key examples of leading substantive work which illustrate the various issues at stake and the major achievements of qualitative inquiry in education.Each volume includes an original introduction written by the Harry Torrance, a key figure in the field of education research methods, delineating the theme for the volume and the importance of the contribution of the individual papers and the volume as a whole.

Table of Contents

Theoretical Origins of Qualitative Research Methods in Education
Theoretical Tributaries from Anthropology, Sociology and Social Psychology
Thick Description: Towards an interpretive theory of culture
Extracts from Symbolic Interactionism: perspective and method
Extracts from Collected Papers 1: The problems of social reality
Extracts from Studies in Ethnomethodology
Extracts from The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
Case Study, Ethnography and Evaluation
Extracts from Boys in White: Student culture in medical school
Extracts from The Man in the Principal's Office
Structuring School Structure
Extracts from Social Relations in a Secondary School
Extracts from 'Problems of Sociological Fieldwork: A review of the methodology of Hightown Grammar'
Extracts from Beachside Comprehensive
The Countenance of Educational Evaluation
Evaluation and the Control of Education
The Conduct of Educational Case Study: Ethics, theory and procedures
The Study Method in Social Inquiry
The Imagination of the Case and the Invention of the Study
Evaluation as Illumination: A new approach to the study of innovatory programmes
The Teacher as Researcher
Extracts from Fourth Generation Evaluation
The Deliberative Democratic View
Qualitative Research Traditions: A review
Qualitative Research Traditions: A British response to Jacob
Critical Ethnography in Education: Origins, current status and new directions
Language, Philosophy and Politics - Additional Theoretical Tributaries and Methodological Developments in Qualitative Research in Education
Other Contributory Social Scientific Traditions
Extracts from Class, Codes and Control
Extracts from 'The Forms of Capital'
Extracts from 'An Approach to the Study of Curricula as Socially Organised Knowledge'
Feminisms and Education
Extracts from Common Knowledge: The development of understanding in the classroom
Text and Discourse in Education: An introduction to critical discourse analysis
Thinking and Learning in Social Context
Extracts from Situated Learning: Legitimate peripheral participation
Extracts from Discourse and Cognition
Beyond Developmentalism
Developing the Political, Ethical, Epistemological and Emancipatory Implications of Qualitative Approaches
Extracts from Action Research for Educational Change
Research as Praxis
Post-Structural Feminism in Education: An overview
The Problem of Speaking for Others
Transformative Approaches to Student Voice: Theoretical underpinnings, recalcitrant realities
Silence Speaks: Whiteness revealed in the absence of voice
Disability Research and the 'Researcher Template': Reflections on grounded subjectivity in ethnographic research
Gazing with Intent: Ethnographic practice in classrooms
What's Race Got to Do with It? Critical Race Theory's conflicts with and connections to qualitative research methodology and epistemology
Writing the 'Wrongs' of Fieldwork: Confronting our own research writing dilemmas in urban ethnographies
On Tricky Ground: Researching the native in the age of uncertainty
Extracts from Performance Ethnography: Critical pedagogy and the politics of culture
The Bone in the Throat: Some uncertain thoughts on baroque method
Key Substantive Fields and Topics of Inquiry in Qualitative Research in Education
Social Scientific Topics and Issues
Extracts from Life in Classrooms
A Model of Classroom Coping Strategies
Coping at School through Humour
Extracts from Learning to Labour: How working class kids get working class jobs
Deadlier than the Male? Girls' conformity and deviance in school
Cherokee School Society and the Intercultural Classroom
Empowerment and Cultural Conflict: Navajo parents and the schooling of their children
The Silenced Dialogue: Power and pedagogy in educating other people's children
Beyond the White Norm: The use of qualitative methods in the study of black youth's schooling in England
Flexible Identities: Exploring race and gender issues among a group of immigrant pupils in an inner-city comprehensive school
Who is 'Us'? Students negotiating discourses of racism and national indentification in Australia
I Don't Need This: Acts of transgression by students with special educational needs
Sex-Gender-Sexuality: How sex, gender and sexuality constellations are constituted in secondary school
Becoming Schoolgirls: The ambivalent project of subjectification
The Question of Belief: Writing post-structural ethnography
Investigating Education Policy and Practice
Extracts from The Man in the Principal's Office
The Reconstruction of Primary Teachers' Identities
Good School/Bad School: Paradox and fabrication
"I'll be a Nothing": Structure, agency and the construction of identity through assessment
Extracts from High Stakes Education
Investigating Formative Classroom Assessment
Education Change over Time? The sustainability and nonsustainability of three decades of secondary school change and continuity
Contemporary Methods, Issues and Debates in Qualitative Research in Education - Ethics, Science, Policy and Politics
Extracts from Action Research: A methodology for change and development
Representing Teachers
Storying Schools: Issues around attempts to create a sense of feel and place in narrative research writing
Visual Methods and the Visual Culture of Schools
Multimodal Ethnography
Ethnography and Data Re-use: Issues of context and hypertext
Multiple Methods in Qualitative Research with Children: More insight or just more?
Developing an Emancipatory Research Agenda: Possibilities and dilemmas
Ethics, Institutional Review Boards and the Changing Face of Educational Research
Qualitative Research and Institutional Review Boards
Ethics and Ethnography
Research Ethical Guidelines and Anonymity
Rethinking Ethics Review as Institutional Discourse
'Caught in the Act': Ethics committee review and researching the sexual culture of schools
'Reading' the Nursery Classroom: A Foucauldian perspective
Deterritorializations: Putting postmodernism to work on teacher education and inclusion
Beyond 'Emotional Literacy' in Feminist and Educational Research
Scientific Culture and Educational Research
Culture, Rigor and Science in Educational Research
This IS your Father's Paradigm: Government intrusion and the case of qualitative research in education
The Issue of Quality in Qualitative Research
Systematic Research Synthesis to Inform Policy, Practice and Democratic Debate
'Clarity Bordering on Stupidity': Where's the quality in systematic review?
Synthesis Through Meta-Ethnography: Paradoxes, enhancements and possibilities
How Can Systematic Reviews Incorporate Qualitative Research? A critical perspective
Building Confidence in Qualitative Research: Engaging the demands of policy
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