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  • The Moral Foundations of Educational Researchby Pat Sikes

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 44.00

    Intended for those doing educational research, this work considers what is distinctive about educational research in comparison with other research in the social sciences. It argues that it is the epistemological and moral purposes underlying the 'usefulness' and 'relevance' of educational research that matter. more...

  • Ethics and Academic Freedom in Educational Researchby Pat Sikes; Heather Piper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Formal ethical review of research proposals is now almost the default requirement for all ? staff and students ? planning research under the auspices of colleges and universities in many parts of the world. With notable exceptions, the extant literature discussing educational research ethics takes a meta-ethical overview, is negatively critical about... more...

  • Researching Sex and Lies in the Classroomby Pat Sikes; Heather Piper

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    The Anglophone world is gripped by a moral panic centred on child abuse in general and fear of the paedophile in particular. Evidence suggests an alarming rise in the number of false allegations of sexual abuse being made against teachers, and demonstrates that the fallout from being falsely accused is far-reaching and sometimes tragic. Many people... more...

  • Researching Education from the Insideby Pat Sikes; Anthony Potts

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 53.95

    Researching Education from the Inside focuses on research projects that are undertaken by people who already have an attachment to the institutions or social groups on which their investigations are based. They can, therefore, be considered to be ?insiders?. In some cases their insider positioning is primarily important because it gets them access... more...

  • Power in the Academyby Jerome Satterthwaite; Heather Piper; Pat Sikes

    Institute of Education Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Part of the "Discourse, Power, Resistance" series, which offers a critique of educational and academic theory and practice in the UK, the US and, increasingly, elsewhere, this seventh volume is written by academics concerned to sustain that critique and to affirm the true - and lasting - values of the academy, and how these values are maintained. more...

  • Trust in Education - truths and valuesby Jerome Satterthwaite; Heather Piper; Pat Sikes; Simon Webster

    Institute of Education Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    This book examines the nature and role of trust in contemporary culture. Is it safe for learners - the children and adults in the world of contemporary education - to trust their teachers to care, and to tell the truth? And can teachers trust their managers and institutional practices? Volume 8 of the DPR series, Discourse, Power, Resistance. more...

  • Succeeding with Your Doctorateby Jerry Wellington; Ann-Marie Bathmaker; Cheryl Hunt; Gary McCulloch; Pat Sikes

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 77.00

    'From page one the appeal of the book is evident in the jargon free, user friendly text. I would not hesitate to recommend it to other students whatever stage of their doctorate they have reached.' - Educate Journal   Whether you undertaking a taught doctorate, or a course of study leading to a PhD, this book offers complete, up-to-date guidance... more...

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