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Research methods in education / Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion and Keith Morrison

Main Author Cohen, Louis, 1928- Coauthor Manion, Lawrence
Morrison, Keith
Country Reino Unido. Edition 6th ed Publication London : Routledge, imp. 2008 Description XVIII, 638 p. ; 25 cm ISBN 0-415-36878-2
CDU 37.012
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This fully updated sixth edition of the international bestseller Research Methods in Educationcovers 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:

complexity theory, ethics, sampling and sensitive educational research experimental research, questionnaire design and administration with practical guidance qualitative and quantitative data analysis, with practical examples internet based research.

Research Methods in Educationis 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:

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 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

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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.

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