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Research

  • Applied Qualitative Research Designby Margaret R. Roller; Paul J. Lavrakas

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 55.00

    This unique text provides a comprehensive framework for creating, managing, and interpreting qualitative research studies that yield valid and useful information. Examples of studies from a wide range of disciplines illustrate the strengths, limitations, and applications of the primary qualitative methods: in-depth interviews, focus group discussions,... more...

  • Method Meets Art, Second Editionby Patricia Leavy

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 45.00

    A comprehensive, highly accessible introduction to arts-based research (ABR), this widely used text provides a practical guide for researchers who want to uncover information that traditional methods cannot capture. Patricia Leavy addresses all eight major ABR genres--narrative inquiry, fiction-based research, poetry, music, dance, theatre, film,... more...

  • Goal Pursuit in Education Using Focused Action Researchby Eileen Piggot-Irvine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Not everyone finds goals easy to select or focus on, despite escalating evidence of their importance in education. This book offers a simple action research approach to goal pursuit, favoring depth, informed decision making, and an improvement orientation. It presents practical, yet academically informed, ideas, and has real case study examples. more...

  • iPads in the Early Yearsby Michael Dezuanni; Karen Dooley; Sandra Gattenhof; Linda Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children?s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ?apps?... more...

  • Educational Binds of Povertyby Ceri Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Educational Binds of Poverty tackles the assumptions made by many recent social and educational policy initiatives suggesting that the best way to improve educational prospects of children in poverty is through an increased emphasis upon a culture of control, discipline, regulation and accountability. In this book Ceri Brown presents these assumptions... more...

  • International Teacher Educationby Lily Orland-Barak; Cheryl Craig

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    The book fills a gaping hole in the teacher education literature. Nowhere is there a volume that globally surveys teacher education pedagogies and invites international scholars to describe the most productive ones in their home countries. more...

  • Photography in Educational Researchby Susie Miles; Andy Howes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Photography in education involves the use of photographs to engage research participants in representing and reflecting upon their own experiences. This book explores how photographic images can be used in a range of educational settings in different cultural contexts, as a method of facilitating communication and reflection on significant issues... more...

  • Thinking and Rethinking the Universityby Ronald Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international scholars compile career-long selections of what they judge to be among their finest pieces so the world has access to them in a single manageable volume. Readers are able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. Over more... more...

  • Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Societyby Vicky Duckworth; Gordon Ade-Ojo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume makes a timely contribution to our understanding of literacy as a multi-faceted, complexly situated activity. Each chapter provides the reader with a fresh perspective into a different site for literate behaviour, approaches, design and relationships, and offers an exploration into the use of literacy theories to inform policy and practice,... more...

  • The Finnish Education Mysteryby Hannu Simola

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Finnish education has been a focus of global interest since its first PISA success in 2001. After years of superficial celebration, astonishment and educational tourism, the focus has recently shifted to what is possibly the most interesting element of this Finnish success story: that Finnish schools have been effectively applying methods that go... more...