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School-based Research By Elaine Wilson

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Carrying out research in school settings is an increasingly important part of Education courses at all levels. This book provides a one-stop shop of all the major aspects of such research including theoretical, practical and ethical aspects of researching with children.

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School-based Research: A Guide for Education Students by Elaine Wilson

'This book is an excellent resource for researchers, tutors and supervisors. This is the best 'research methods' textbook I am aware of'
-Sue Walters, Institute of Education

Focused on the needs of the new classroom researcher, and those studying at Masters-level on Education degree courses, School-based Research is a thorough and thoughtful guide to the research process. This second edition has been updated to provide further coverage on the best ways to approach, construct and carry out educational research within the classroom. It contextualises methodological issues alongside key ideas which teachers are likely to be concerned with, such as ability grouping, pupil voice, pupil behaviour, teaching approaches and pupil motivation.

New to this edition:

-A new chapter exploring how small-scale research can be undertaken with younger pupils in order to inform, understand and develop better classroom practices

-Coverage of action research is now split across two chapters exploring a range of approaches, including guidance on how to apply mixed methods approaches to schools-based action research

-Greater coverage of ethics, exploring key issues that need to be taken into consideration for school-based research projects

Essential reading for students on Education degree programmes including a research methods component, PGCE, MEd and professional development courses.

Elaine Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Cambridge.

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'This book is an excellent resource for both researchers and their tutors and supervisors. I particularly value the way in which Wilson and her colleagues set the scene by explaining why practitioner research is important and valuable and why teachers should do school-based research. Detailed chapters then address each stage of the research process, providing real examples from research and making good use of expert and novice and researchers' work. Reflective questions at the end of each chapter provide excellent prompts for self-evaluation and are an excellent resource for face-to-face teaching sessions. Methodologies and paradigms are also clearly addressed. The book is full of practical activities and examples that tutors can call on in their teaching and supervision and practitioner researchers can use to develop their understandings and insights. This is the best 'research methods' textbook I am aware of for researchers'
-Sue Walters, Institute of Education
This is a thoroughly researched and helpful contribution to the burgeoning literature on research methods, with the added advantage of being aimed specifically at teachers who have an interest in reflecting on classroom interactions, interrogating their own practice and the behaviour and performance of their students. -- Anne Pirrie * Scottish Educational Review *

About Elaine Wilson

Elaine Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why should teachers do school-based research? PART ONE: USING EXISTING RESEARCH TO UNDERSTAND AND PLAN SCHOOL BASED RESEARCH Becoming a Reflexive Teacher - Elaine Wilson Refining the Focus for Research and Formulating a Research Question - Elaine Wilson Reviewing the Literature and Writing a Literature Review - Elaine Wilson Research with Younger Children: Issues and Approaches - Paul Warwick and Roland Chaplain PART TWO: CARRYING OUT AND REPORTING ON CLASSROOM-BASED RESEARCH Research Design - Elaine Wilson Ethics in Educational Research - Kris Stutchbury Data Collection - Elaine Wilson and Alison Fox Handling Data - Elaine Wilson and Alison Fox Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research by Teacher Researchers - Michael Evans Analysing Qualitative Data - Michael Evans Taking a Quantitative Approach - Mark Winterbottom Analysing Quantitative Data - Ros McLellan Writing about Your Research - Elaine Wilson PART THREE: METHODOLOGIES What Is Educational Action Research? - Elaine Wilson How to Do Action Research - Elaine Wilson The Case Study - Helen Demetriou Building Theory from Data: Grounded Theory - Keith S Taber PART FOUR: PARADIGMS Beyond Positivism: 'Scientific' Research into Education - Keith S Taber Interpretivism: Meeting Our Selves in Research - Christine Counsell Conclusion Glossary References Index

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School-based Research: A Guide for Education Students by Elaine Wilson
Elaine Wilson
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