Research Methods In Education - Sixth Edition

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This rewritten and updated sixth edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It has 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 contains references to a comprehensive dedicated web site of accompanying materials. It continues to be the standard text for students and lecturers undertaking, understanding and using educational research.
This sixth edition comprises new material including:
  • complexity theory, ethics, sampling, sensitive educational research, researching powerful people, Internet-based research, interviewing and surveys
  •  expanded coverage of, and practical guidance in, experimental research, questionnaire design and administration
  • an entirely new part, containing five new chapters covering qualitative and quantitative data analysis including content analysis, grounded theory, statistics and how to use them, effect size, and reporting data, all with practical examples
  • detailed cross-referencing to a major educational resource web site designed specifically to run alongside this book.
Research Methods in Education, sixth edition, is essential reading for both the professional researcher and anyone involved in educational research. 

Content:-
List of boxes xiii
Acknowledgements xvii
Introduction 1
Part 1: The context of educational research
1 The nature of inquiry – Setting the field

Part 2: Planning educational research2 Theethicsofeducationalandsocial research
3 Planningeducationalresearch
4 Sampling
5 Sensitiveeducationalresearch
6 Validityandreliability
Part 3: Styles of educational research
7 Naturalisticandethnographicresearch

8 Historicalanddocumentaryresearch
9 Surveys,longitudinal,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 Quantitative data analysis
25 Multidimensional measurement and factor analysis
26 Choosing a statistical test
Notes
Bibliography
Index


Author Details
 "Louis Cohen" is Emeritus Professor of Education at Loughborough University, UK.

 "Lawrence Manion" was former Principal Lecturer in Music at Didsbury School of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

"Keith Morrison" is Professor of Education at the Inter-University Institute of Macau and formerly Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Durham, UK. 


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