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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This bestselling text enables beginning researchers to organise and evaluate
the research they read, and to plan and implement small scale research projects
of their own. It gives structured, practical guidance on: the development of a
research question techniques of data collection qualitative and quantitative
forms of analysis the writing and dissemination of research.
The authors present research as a principled activity that begins with the
establishing and structuring of theoretical and empirical fields and research
findings as serving to ask questions of educational practice rather than
This revised and updated second edition includes a new chapter dealing with
the complex issue of research ethics. It also includes consideration of digital
technologies and new media, both as settings of research and research tools,
the chapters on qualitative and quantitative analysis have been expanded and
the annotated bibliography updated.
The authors have been active researchers in educational studies for more than
twenty years. They have also supervised numerous doctoral and masters
dissertations and taught research methods programmes in various higher
education institutions around the world as well as in the Institute of
Education, University of London.