Practical Research Methods in Education

Practical Research Methods in Education
Author by: Mike Lambert
Release: 2019-03-04
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9781351188371
Language: en
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Practical Research Methods in Education is a hands-on guide which critically explores and scrutinizes research methods used in educational enquiry. Drawing on the research, practical experience and reflections of active researchers, each chapter offers explanations, examples, tasks for students to undertake and suggestions for further reading, all of which are designed to strengthen understanding of practical methods of data collection in educational and social-science research. This insightful book offers: Detailed illustration of a range of data-collection methods and approaches used in educational research Chapters written by active researchers, experienced in addressing challenges of carrying out practical research in education Examples, study tasks and suggestions for further reading in each chapter An exploration of critical reflection and decision-making in relation to research methodology in education Close attention to research ethics Exploring practical methods of data-collection for educational and social-science research, Practical Research Methods in Education is a unique and valuable resource for any students interested and engaged in the planning and completion of their own investigations.

Practical Research

Practical Research
Author by: Paul D. Leedy,Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1292021179
Language: en
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For undergraduate or graduate courses that include planning, conducting, and evaluating research. A do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself manual designed to help students understand the fundamental structure of research and the methodical process that leads to valid, reliable results. Written in uncommonly engaging and elegant prose, this text guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy. Suitable as the core text in any introductory research course or even for self-instruction, this text will show students two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how their own research projects can be executed effectively and professionally.

Practical Research with Children

Practical Research with Children
Author by: Jess Prior,Jo Van Herwegen
Release: 2016-06-03
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781317384045
Language: en
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Practical Research with Children is designed to help the reader understand techniques for research with children, based on real world experience. The book describes a wide range of research methods, focusing equally on quantitative and qualitative approaches, and considers how different methods can be integrated. It highlights the benefits and challenges of each method and gives emphasis to best practice, with expert guidance on how to avoid potential pitfalls in order to obtain valuable insights into how children develop. The volume includes fifteen chapters arranged over three sections. Each chapter explores a particular method, or combination of methods, and discusses both theoretical and practical issues, using a diversity of domains, including different ages, cultures, populations and settings. Uniquely, the book includes newer methods (such as eye tracking and digital technologies) alongside well-established behavioural methods which are used for research with children. With contributions from internationally renowned researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines, the book will be indispensable reading for a wide audience, including for students in psychology, education and nursing undertaking research projects with children, and also for anyone looking to understand the research behind current theories in child development.

Practical Research

Practical Research
Author by: Paul D. Leedy
Release: 1980
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company
Pages: 270
ISBN: 0023692308
Language: en
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Written in uncommonly engaging, lucid, and elegant prose, this book is an "understand-it-yourself, do-it-yourself" manual designed to help readers understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to genuinely significant results. & It guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem to study, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy. This book will show readers two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how their own research projects can be executed effectively and professionally. For researchers and research analysts in any discipline.

Working in the Archives

Working in the Archives
Author by: Alexis E. Ramsey,Wendy B Sharer,Barbara L'Eplattenier,Lisa Mastrangelo
Release: 2009-12-14
Editor: SIU Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780809386895
Language: un
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Archival research of any magnitude can be daunting. With this in mind, Alexis E. Ramsey, Wendy B. Sharer, Barbara L’Eplattenier, and Lisa Mastrangelo have developed an indispensable volume for the first-time researcher as well as the seasoned scholar. Working in the Archives is a guide to the world of rhetoric and composition archives, from locating an archival source and its materials to establishing one’s own collection of archival materials. This practical volume provides insightful information on a variety of helpful topics, such as basic archival theory, processes, and principles; the use of hidden or digital archives; the intricacies of searching for and using letters and photographs; strategies for addressing the dilemmas of archival organization without damaging the provenance of materials; the benefits of seeking sources outside academia; and the difficult (yet often rewarding) aspects of research on the Internet. Working in the Archives moves beyond the basics to discuss the more personal and emotional aspects of archival work through the inclusion of interviews with experienced researchers such as Lynée Lewis Gaillet, Peter Mortensen, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Kenneth Lindblom, and David Gold. Each shares his or her personal stories of the joys and challenges that face today’s researchers. Packed with useful recommendations, this volume draws on the knowledge and experiences of experts to present a well-rounded guidebook to the often winding paths of academic archival investigation. These in-depth yet user-friendly essays provide crucial answers to the myriad questions facing both fledgling and practiced researchers, making Working in the Archives an essential resource.

Practical Research and Evaluation

Practical Research and Evaluation
Author by: Lena Dahlberg,Colin McCaig
Release: 2010-04-22
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 272
ISBN: 144624816X
Language: en
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This book is a starter 'DIY' text for practitioners who are looking to conduct evaluation studies and research as part of their own professional practice. The growing emphasis on evidence-based practice means that there is an increasing need for practitioners to have at least a basic understanding of research, be aware of methodological pitfalls and to be updated on new methods. This book provides a practical, user-friendly guide to social science research methods for professionals who have benefited from little, if any, formal research methods training but find themselves in a role that requires them to read and understand complex research findings and carry out their own research as part of their professional practice. Practical Research and Evaluation is aimed at practitioners working in education, health, social care and community work. Many in this market are non-graduates or are those whose study did not contain a research element, but are required to know how research works. This book has three main aims which will benefit this audience - to enable readers to carry out small-scale research projects of their own, provide them with the basic understanding necessary to commission research, and enable them to better understand and evaluate critically research reports. This book is designed specifically for 'Do-it-Yourself' researchers working in the public or voluntary sectors. It is accessible and relevant to practitioners, uses non-technical language wherever possible and employs grounded examples, practical tips, checklists and readings lists throughout.

Overseas Research

Overseas Research
Author by: Christopher Brendan Barrett,Jeffrey W. Cason
Release: 1997
Editor: JHU Press
Pages: 142
ISBN: 0801855144
Language: en
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Scholars and students engaged in overseas research projects often spend much of their time worrying about mundane details never reported in published research. In fact, the quality of scholarship often depends on the researcher's ability to navigate a bewildering array of social, financial, bureaucratic, and logistical obstacles encountered in preparing for, working in, and recovering from "the field." Overseas Research: A Practical Guide is the first book designed explicitly to prepare scholars and professionals for the real-life challenges of living and working abroad. Opening with a discussion of site selection and project funding, the authors advise researchers on preparing for departure, setting up residence in the field, conducting research in an unfamiliar environment, employing field assistants, and organizing for and adjusting to the return home. The text is supplemented with the insights, anecdotes, and tips from more than sixty scholars in a wide variety of disciplines who conducted research in more than forty countries.

Research Methods for Librarians and Educators Practical Applications in Formal and Informal Learning Environments

Research Methods for Librarians and Educators  Practical Applications in Formal and Informal Learning Environments
Author by: Ruth V. Small Ph.D.,Marcia A. Mardis
Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781440849633
Language: en
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Using an innovative, real-world approach that makes the research problem and method relevant and valuable to the reader, this book provides a broad overview of research methods used in library and information studies and associated fields. • Explains the complex topic of research methodology and statistics in simple, straightforward language • Provides examples that help clarify key concepts and points and answer potential questions • Supplies guidance with practical applications, allowing readers to see how research methods may be applied to specific situations

The Impracticality of Practical Research

The Impracticality of Practical Research
Author by: Thomas Stanley Popkewitz
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780472037742
Language: en
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Hermeneutics And Empirical Research In Practical Theology

Hermeneutics And Empirical Research In Practical Theology
Author by: C. A. Chris A. M. Hermans,Mary Elizabeth Moore
Release: 2004
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9789004142084
Language: en
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The contributors of this volume reflect on the writings of Hans van der Ven on the foundations of practical theology, the empirical paradigm within practical theology, and specific subdisciplines within practical theology, especially religious education, moral education, church development and ministry.

Research Methodology

Research Methodology
Author by: Vinayak Bairagi,Mousami V. Munot
Release: 2019-02-12
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781351013253
Language: en
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This book offers a design research methodology intended to improve the quality of design research- its academic credibility, industrial significance and societal contribution by enabling more thorough, efficient and effective procedures.

Practical Research Methods

Practical Research Methods
Author by: Catherine Dawson
Release: 2002
Editor: How to Books
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1857038290
Language: en
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This practical, down-to-earth guide is written for those new to research and it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. The author has worked as a researcher since the mid 1980s and has written and taught courses on research methodology at the university level.

Practical Projects for Photographers

Practical Projects for Photographers
Author by: Tim Daly
Release: 2020-08-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781000211689
Language: en
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Expert photographer and instructor Tim Daly presents over 20 practical projects for the budding photographer to develop their technical and research skills.Each project is a ready-made resource - the assignments vary in size and complexity, exploring a wide range of outputs (print, photobook, blog) and are mindful of limited resources, travelling distances and access to expensive equipment. Within each section are examples of notable photographers from around the world, suggested responses, practice tips, readings from key thinkers and further resources. This book blends understanding of context and technique to help photographers find new ways to work through the creative process.

Capturing Children s Meanings in Early Childhood Research and Practice

Capturing Children s Meanings in Early Childhood Research and Practice
Author by: Ann Marie Halpenny
Release: 2020-11-27
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781351163941
Language: en
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Capturing Children’s Meanings in Early Childhood Research and Practice draws together contemporary research and established theories to produce a unique take on the meanings children express through a range of creative tools. Drawing on Reggio Emilia and the Mosaic approach, this book provides readers with a range of strategies for accessing, recording and interpreting young children’s perceptions of and responses to their experiences. Providing a synthesis of the multiple imaginative ways we can capture young children’s meanings through observations, art, photo elicitation, mindfulness, music and other creative methods, Halpenny covers topics such as: Negotiating challenges presented by researching with children Frameworks for seeing and hearing children’s intentions Accurately documenting and interpreting research findings Promoting children’s meanings and their performance of them Moving forward with new understandings This book is an indispensable resource for students of early childhood education, especially for courses focusing on the lived experiences of children from early to middle childhood. It is also a useful reference for those working with young children in educational and caregiving settings, and for those advocating for young children.

Doing Academic Research

Doing Academic Research
Author by: Ted Gournelos,Joshua R. Hammonds,Maridath A. Wilson
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 198
ISBN: 0429263554
Language: en
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Online student resource material cab be accessed under the 'Support Materials' tab at https://www.routledge.com/9780367207939 Doing Academic Research is a concise, accessible, and tightly organized overview of the research process in the humanities, social sciences, and business. Conducting effective scholarly research can seem like a frustrating, confusing, and unpleasant experience. Early researchers often have inconsistent knowledge and experience, and can become overwhelmed - reducing their ability to produce high quality work. Rather than a book about research, this is a practical guide to doing research. It guides budding researchers along the process of developing an effective workflow, where to go for help, and how to actually complete the project. The book addresses diversity in abilities, interest, discipline, and ways of knowing by focusing not just on the process of conducting any one method in detail, but also on the ways in which someone might choose a research method and conduct it successfully. Finally, it emphasizes accessibility and approachability through real-world examples, key insights, tips, and tricks from active researchers. This book is a highly useful addition to both content area courses and research methods courses, as well as a practical guide for graduate students and independent scholars interested in publishing their research.

Invitation to Research in Practical Theology

Invitation to Research in Practical Theology
Author by: Zoë Bennett,Elaine Graham,Stephen Pattison,Heather Walton
Release: 2018-05-20
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781351068222
Language: en
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Practical theology as a subject area has grown and become more sophisticated in its methods and self-understanding over the last few decades. This book provides a complete and original research primer in the major theories, approaches and methods at the cutting-edge of research in contemporary practical theology. It represents a reflection on the very practice of the discipline itself, its foundational questions and epistemological claims. Each chapter examines different aspects of the research process: starting with experience and practice, aspects of research design and epistemology, communities of learning, the influence of theological norms and tradition on the practice of research, and ethical considerations about what constitutes ‘the good’ in advanced research. The uniqueness of this book rests in its authoritative overview of current practical theological research across a range of traditions and approaches, combined with a comprehensive introduction to research methodology. It offers worked examples from the authors, their colleagues and research students that serve to illustrate key ideas and approaches in practical theological research. The four authors are all internationally-leading scholars and rank amongst the most influential figures in practical theology of their generation. The book promises to be of interest to students, teachers and researchers in practical theology, especially those looking to conduct original practice-based enquiry in the field.

Practical Statistics for Medical Research

Practical Statistics for Medical Research
Author by: Douglas G. Altman
Release: 1990-11-22
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781000228816
Language: en
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SUMMARY:

Most medical researchers, whether clinical or non-clinical, receive some background in statistics as undergraduates. However, it is most often brief, a long time ago, and largely forgotten by the time it is needed. Furthermore, many introductory texts fall short of adequately explaining the underlying concepts of statistics, and often are divorced

Practical Mapping for Applied Research and Program Evaluation

Practical Mapping for Applied Research and Program Evaluation
Author by: Bernadette Wright,Steven E. Wallis
Release: 2019-05-31
Editor: SAGE Publications
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781544323350
Language: en
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Practical Mapping for Applied Research and Program Evaluation is the first book to bring the mapping methodology to social research and program evaluation. Bernadette Wright and Steven E. Wallis guide readers through all phases of the research process: learning from stakeholder experience; reviewing existing knowledge in the field; conducting new data collection such as interviews; collaborating with other researchers; and facilitating the use of knowledge for communication, collaboration, and action. With plenty of illustrations and navigational aids such as “travel tips,” the book is an accessible guide for busy students, researchers, and managers of all levels of experience.

UX Research

UX Research
Author by: Brad Nunnally,David Farkas
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781491951262
Language: en
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One key responsibility of product designers and UX practitioners is to conduct formal and informal research to clarify design decisions and business needs. But there’s often mystery around product research, with the feeling that you need to be a research Zen master to gather anything useful. Fact is, anyone can conduct product research. With this quick reference guide, you’ll learn a common language and set of tools to help you carry out research in an informed and productive manner. This book contains four sections, including a brief introduction to UX research, planning and preparation, facilitating research, and analysis and reporting. Each chapter includes a short exercise so you can quickly apply what you’ve learned. Learn what it takes to ask good research questions Know when to use quantitative and qualitative research methods Explore the logistics and details of coordinating a research session Use softer skills to make research seem natural to participants Learn tools and approaches to uncover meaning in your raw data Communicate your findings with a framework and structure

Practical Research Planning and Design

Practical Research  Planning and Design
Author by: Paul D. Leedy
Release: 1974
Editor: New York : Macmillan
Pages: 246
ISBN: WISC:89033938564
Language: un
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Written in uncommonly engaging, lucid, and elegant prose, this book is an "understand-it-yourself, do-it-yourself" manual designed to help readers understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to genuinely significant results. & It guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem to study, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy. This book will show readers two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how their own research projects can be executed effectively and professionally. For researchers and research analysts in any discipline.