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Research methods in education / Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion

Main Author Cohen, Louis, 1928- Coauthor Manion, Lawrence Country Reino Unido. Edition 4th ed Publication London : Routledge, cop. 1994 Description XXII, 414 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-415-10235-9 CDU 37.012
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The completely rewritten and updated fifth edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods currently employed by educational researches. It provides both the theory that underpins research methodology and very detailed and practical guidelines for conducting educational research at all stages. It continues to be the standard text for students undertaking educational research whether at undergraduate of postgraduate level.

This fifth edition constitutes the most extensive reshaping of the text to date and new material includes:

New chapters on curriculum research, planning research, needs analysis, observational methods and test construction planning research Expanded discussion of action research, questionnaire design, ethnographic research, interview techniques, document analysis, ethical issues and group analysis/group techniques New developments in technology such as telephone and electronic surveys, video and audio recording, use of photographic data and the use of the internet as a research facility.

Research Methods in Education, fifth edition, is essential reading for both the professional researcher and the user of research.

Louis Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Education at Loughborough University. Lawrence Manion is former Principal Lecturer in Music at Didsbury School of education, Manchester Metroplitan 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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 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 Research Design Issues - Planning Research
  • 4 Sampling
  • 5 Reliability, Validity and Triangulation
  • Part 3 Styles of Educational Research
  • 6 Naturalistic and Ethnographic Research
  • 7 Historical Research
  • 8 Surveys, Longitudinal, Cross-Sectional and Trend Studies
  • 9 Case Studies
  • 10 Correlational Research
  • 11 Ex Post Facto Research
  • 12 Experiments, Quasi-Experiments and Single-Case Research
  • 13 Action Research
  • Part 4 Strategies for Data collection and Researching
  • 14 Questionnaires
  • 15 Interviews
  • 16 Accounts
  • 17 Observations
  • 18 Tests
  • 19 Personal Constructs
  • 20 Multi-Dimensional Measurement
  • 21 Role Playing
  • Part 5 Recent Developments in Educational Research
  • 22 Recent Developments

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