Research Methods in Education
Routledge – 2007 – 656 pages
This fully updated sixth edition of the international bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It is divided into five main parts: the context of educational research; planning educational research; styles of educational research; strategies for data collection and researching; and data analysis. The book also contains references to a comprehensive dedicated website of accompanying materials.
The sixth edition includes new material on:
Research Methods in Education is essential reading for the professional researcher and continues to be the standard text for students and lecturers in educational research.
To access the dedicated website of accompanying materials, please visit: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415368780.
'Research Methods in Education contains much theoretical material, but this is supported by many practical examples and down-to-earth guidance. It is very clearly written, and demystifies the theory aspects of education research. The 200 pages of supplementary material are particularly practically focused, and are a substantial improvement on the previous edition of the book - if you already have a copy of the 5th edition, I would suggest you consider upgrading … If you plan to undertake serious educational research in your discipline, Research Methods in Education is an invaluable addition to your bookshelf.' - Bioscience Education, The Higher Education Academy
'This great book (in both senses) now reaches its sixth edition - and that marks real progress … The strength of the book remains its highly detailed account of many research methods. This new edition sees that account taken yet further - with new contents of w-based research as well as on sampling, interviews and surveys, and extra on various other kinds of approach.' - British Journal of Educational Technology
'I believe 'Research Methods in Education' is a very impressive volume. Detailed, instructive,rigorous, engaging; graduate students as well as their professors will surely learn a lot from it' - International Journal of Research and Method in Education
Introduction Part 1. The Context of Educational Research: 1. The Nature of Inquiry Part 2. Planning Educational Research: 2. The Ethics of Educational and Social Research 3. Planning Educational Research 4. Sampling 5. Sensitive Educational Research 6. Validity and Reliability Part 3. Styles of Educational Research: 7. Naturalistic and Ethnographic Research 8. Historical and Documentary Research 9. Surveys, Longitudal, Cross-sectional and Trend Studies 10. Internet-based Research and Computer Usage 11. Case Studies 12. Ex Post Facto Research 13. Experiments, Quasi-experiments, Single-case Research and Meta-Analysis 14. Action Research Part 4. Strategies for Data Collection and Researching: 15. Questionnaires 16. Interviews 17. Accounts 18. Observation 19. Tests 20. Personal Constructs 21. Role Playing Part 5. Data Analysis: 22. Approaches to Qualitative Data Analysis 23. Content Analysis and Grounded Theory 24. Quantative Data Analysis 25. Multi-dimensional Measurement and Factor Analysis 26. Choosing a Statistical Test Index
Louis Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Education at Loughborough University. Lawrence Manion was former Principal Lecturer in Music at Didsbury School of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. Keith Morrison is Professor of Education at the Inter-University Institute of Macau and formerly Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Durham.