Research Methods in Educational Leadership & Management

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-07-06
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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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
Understanding Methodology
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
Case Studies
Practitioner Research
Grounded Theory Research
Narrative and Life History
Learner Voice in Educational Leadership Research
Research Tools
Developing and Using Questionnaires
Making Use of Existing Data
Documents and Documentary Analysis
Discourse 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
Academic Writing
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