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Introduction to research methods in education / Keith F Punch & Alis Oancea.

By: Punch, Keith F.
Contributor(s): Oancea, Alis.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, California ; New Delhi : SAGE Publications, ©2014Edition: 2nd edition.Description: xx, 421 p. : ill., some col ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781446260746 (pbk.) .Subject(s): Education -- Research -- Methodology | Education -- Research -- Methodology -- TextbooksDDC classification: 370.7 PUN Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction 1.1.Empirical research data 1.2.Quantitative and qualitative data 1.3.Relaxing the qualitative-quantitative distinction 1.4.Some simplifying devices 1.5.Essentials and logic 1.6.Science, the social sciences and education research 1.7.A model of research 1.8.Organisation of the book Chapter summary Key terms Further reading Exercises and study questions 2.Theory and Method in Education Research 2.1.Methodological theory 2.2.Substantive theory 2.3.Description and explanation 2.4.Theory testing theory generation 2.5.Question method connections 2.6.Prespecified versus unfolding: structure in research questions, design and data 3.The Contexts for Education Research 3.1.The political context 3.2.The professional context: evidence-informed practice Contents note continued: 3.3.The professional context: practitioner research 3.4.Small-scale empirical studies 3.5.Researching your own classroom, school or college 3.6.Research with children 4.Ethics in Educational Research 4.1.Introduction 4.2.Ethical principles and research situations 4.3.Procedural requirements: the role of ethical codes 4.4.Challenges in educational research ethics 4.5.The ethics of student research as situated deliberation 5.Research Questions 5.1.A hierarchy of concepts 5.2.Research areas and topics 5.3.General and specific research questions 5.4.Data collection questions 5.5.Developing research questions 5.6.The role of research questions 5.7.Hypotheses 5.8.A simplified model of research 5.9.The role of the literature Contents note continued: Chapter summary 6.From Research Questions to Data 6.1.The empirical criterion 6.2.Linking concepts and data 6.3.Good and bad research questions 6.4.Value judgements 6.5.Causation 6.6.Conceptual frameworks 6.7.From research questions to data 6.8.Combining quantitative and qualitative data 7.Literature Searching and Reviewing 7.1.Empirical research literature 7.2.Theoretical literature 7.3.Purposes of a dissertation literature review 7.4.Carrying out a literature review 7.5.Being critical 7.6.Some common problems 7.7.The research journal literature 7.8.Examples of stand-alone literature reviews 8.Qualitative Research Design 8.1.What is research design? Contents note continued: 8.2.Diversity in research with qualitative data 8.3.Case studies 8.4.Ethnography 8.5.Grounded theory 8.6.Action research 9.Collecting Qualitative Data 9.1.The interview 9.2.Observation 9.3.Participant observation 9.4.Documentary research 9.5.Visual research 9.6.Data collection procedures 9.7.Sampling in qualitative research 10.The Analysis of Qualitative Data 10.1.Diversity in the analysis of qualitative data 10.2.Analytic induction 10.3.The Miles and Huberman framework for qualitative data analysis 10.4.Abstracting and comparing 10.5.Grounded theory analysis 10.6.Other approaches to analysing qualitative data 10.7.Drawing and verifying conclusions in qualitative analysis 10.8.Computers in the analysis of qualitative data 11.Quantitative Research Design 11.1.Research design 11.2.Some background 11.3.Independent, dependent and control variables 11.4.The experiment 11.5.Quasi-experimental and non-experimental design 11.6.Relationships between variables: the correlational survey 11.7.Relationships between variables: causation and accounting for variance 11.8.Multiple linear regression (MLR) as a general strategy and design 11.9.Controlling variables 12.Collecting Quantitative Data 12.1.Types of variables 12.2.The process of measurement 12.3.Latent traits 12.4.Measuring techniques 12.5.Steps in constructing a measuring instrument 12.6.To construct an instrument or to use an existing instrument? 12.7.Locating existing measuring instruments Contents note continued: 12.8.Reliability and validity 12.9.Developing a survey questionnaire 12.10.Collecting the data: administering the measuring instrument 12.11.Sampling 12.12.Secondary analysis 13.The Analysis of Quantitative Data 13.1.Summarising quantitative data 13.2.Relationships between variables: cross-tabulations and contingency tables 13.3.Comparisons between groups: the analysis of variance 13.4.Relationships between variables: correlation and regression 13.5.The analysis of survey data 13.6.Data reduction: factor analysis 13.7.Statistical inference 13.8.Computer software for the analysis of quantitative data 14.Mixed Methods Research 14.1.History of mixed methods research 14.2.Rationale for mixed methods 14.3.Variables and cases Contents note continued: 14.4.Mixed methods designs 15.Research Writing 15.1.Background 15.2.Research documents 15.3.Writing to report versus writing to learn: writing as analysis 15.4.Writing choices Further reading.
Summary: Introducing students to the research process in a range of educational contexts, this updated Second Edition contains everything they need if they are studying on a research methods course or doing a research project for themselves.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction
1.1.Empirical research data
1.2.Quantitative and qualitative data
1.3.Relaxing the qualitative-quantitative distinction
1.4.Some simplifying devices
1.5.Essentials and logic
1.6.Science, the social sciences and education research
1.7.A model of research
1.8.Organisation of the book
Chapter summary
Key terms
Further reading
Exercises and study questions
2.Theory and Method in Education Research
2.1.Methodological theory
2.2.Substantive theory
2.3.Description and explanation
2.4.Theory testing theory generation
2.5.Question method connections
2.6.Prespecified versus unfolding: structure in research questions, design and data
3.The Contexts for Education Research
3.1.The political context
3.2.The professional context: evidence-informed practice Contents note continued: 3.3.The professional context: practitioner research
3.4.Small-scale empirical studies
3.5.Researching your own classroom, school or college
3.6.Research with children
4.Ethics in Educational Research
4.1.Introduction
4.2.Ethical principles and research situations
4.3.Procedural requirements: the role of ethical codes
4.4.Challenges in educational research ethics
4.5.The ethics of student research as situated deliberation
5.Research Questions
5.1.A hierarchy of concepts
5.2.Research areas and topics
5.3.General and specific research questions
5.4.Data collection questions
5.5.Developing research questions
5.6.The role of research questions
5.7.Hypotheses
5.8.A simplified model of research
5.9.The role of the literature
Contents note continued: Chapter summary
6.From Research Questions to Data
6.1.The empirical criterion
6.2.Linking concepts and data
6.3.Good and bad research questions
6.4.Value judgements
6.5.Causation
6.6.Conceptual frameworks
6.7.From research questions to data
6.8.Combining quantitative and qualitative data
7.Literature Searching and Reviewing
7.1.Empirical research literature
7.2.Theoretical literature
7.3.Purposes of a dissertation literature review
7.4.Carrying out a literature review
7.5.Being critical
7.6.Some common problems
7.7.The research journal literature
7.8.Examples of stand-alone literature reviews
8.Qualitative Research Design
8.1.What is research design? Contents note continued:
8.2.Diversity in research with qualitative data
8.3.Case studies
8.4.Ethnography
8.5.Grounded theory
8.6.Action research
9.Collecting Qualitative Data
9.1.The interview
9.2.Observation
9.3.Participant observation
9.4.Documentary research
9.5.Visual research
9.6.Data collection procedures
9.7.Sampling in qualitative research
10.The Analysis of Qualitative Data
10.1.Diversity in the analysis of qualitative data
10.2.Analytic induction
10.3.The Miles and Huberman framework for qualitative data analysis
10.4.Abstracting and comparing
10.5.Grounded theory analysis
10.6.Other approaches to analysing qualitative data
10.7.Drawing and verifying conclusions in qualitative analysis
10.8.Computers in the analysis of qualitative data
11.Quantitative Research Design
11.1.Research design
11.2.Some background
11.3.Independent, dependent and control variables
11.4.The experiment
11.5.Quasi-experimental and non-experimental design
11.6.Relationships between variables: the correlational survey
11.7.Relationships between variables: causation and accounting for variance
11.8.Multiple linear regression (MLR) as a general strategy and design
11.9.Controlling variables
12.Collecting Quantitative Data
12.1.Types of variables
12.2.The process of measurement
12.3.Latent traits
12.4.Measuring techniques
12.5.Steps in constructing a measuring instrument
12.6.To construct an instrument or to use an existing instrument?
12.7.Locating existing measuring instruments Contents note continued:
12.8.Reliability and validity
12.9.Developing a survey questionnaire
12.10.Collecting the data: administering the measuring instrument
12.11.Sampling
12.12.Secondary analysis
13.The Analysis of Quantitative Data
13.1.Summarising quantitative data
13.2.Relationships between variables: cross-tabulations and contingency tables
13.3.Comparisons between groups: the analysis of variance
13.4.Relationships between variables: correlation and regression
13.5.The analysis of survey data
13.6.Data reduction: factor analysis
13.7.Statistical inference
13.8.Computer software for the analysis of quantitative data
14.Mixed Methods Research
14.1.History of mixed methods research
14.2.Rationale for mixed methods
14.3.Variables and cases Contents note continued:
14.4.Mixed methods designs
15.Research Writing
15.1.Background
15.2.Research documents
15.3.Writing to report versus writing to learn: writing as analysis
15.4.Writing choices
Further reading.

Introducing students to the research process in a range of educational contexts, this updated Second Edition contains everything they need if they are studying on a research methods course or doing a research project for themselves.

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