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  1. Research Methods for Education - Peter Newby 2014 (electronic resource)

    Book Required

  2. Weekly prescribed and recommended readings 64 items
    1. Week 1 2 items
      1. Chapter 1: Research: A messy business - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 5-30). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. The nature of research: inquiry in academic contexts - Angela Brew 2001

        Book Recommended

    2. Week 2 5 items
      1. Chapter 2: Understanding the research process - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 33-92). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. Philosophy of Educational Research - Richard Pring 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. The Student's Guide to Research Ethics - Paul Oliver 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

    3. Week 3 5 items
      1. Chapter 3: Putting your research design together - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 95-141). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. Experimental methodology - Larry B. Christensen 2004

        Book Recommended

      3. Spatial analysis: modelling in a GIS environment - Paul Longley, Michael Batty, GeoInformation International (Firm), Spatial Modelling and GIS 1996

        Book Recommended

      4. Book reviews: Spatial analysis: modelling in a GIS environment - Pip Forer Mar 1999

        Article Recommended Progress in Human Geography, 23(1), 152-154

    4. Week 4 3 items
      1. Chapter 4: Data: Assembling the research toolkit - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 145-189). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. Internet research skills - Niall Ó Dochartaigh 2012

        Book Recommended

      3. Effective Information Retrieval from the Internet: An Advanced User's Guide - Alison Stacey, Adrian Stacey 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

    5. Week 5 3 items
      1. Chapter 5: Using literature in research - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 191-222). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. Conducting research literature reviews: from the internet to paper - Arlene Fink 2014

        Book Recommended

    6. Week 6 4 items
      1. Chapter 6: Getting the right information - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 225-267). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. Respondent-Driven Sampling: A New Approach to the Study of Hidden Populations - Douglas D. Heckathorn May 1997

        Article Recommended Social Problems, 44(2), 174-199.

      3. Sample survey: principles & methods - Vic Barnett 2002

        Book Recommended

      4. Elementary survey sampling - Richard L. Scheaffer c2012

        Book Recommended

    7. Week 7 3 items
      1. Chapter 7: Cracking the research question - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 269-296). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. Soft systems methodology: a thirty year retrospective - Peter Checkland Nov 2000

        Article Recommended Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 17(S1), S11-S58.

      3. Inference to the best explanation - Peter Lipton 1991

        Book Recommended

    8. Week 8 4 items
      1. Chapter 8: Asking questions - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 299-337). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. Questionnaire design, interviewing, and attitude measurement - A. N. Oppenheim c1992

        Book Recommended

      3. The science of self-report : implications for research and practice - Jared B. Stone, Arthur A.; Bachrach, Christine A.; Jobe, Arthur A Stone 2000

        Book Recommended

    9. Week 9 8 items
      1. Chapter 9: Talking, listening and watching: Other approaches to data collection - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 339-393). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. Focus groups in social research - Michael Bloor 2001

        Book Recommended

      3. Advanced focus group research - Edward F. Fern c2001

        Book Recommended

      4. The handbook for focus group research - Thomas L. Greenbaum, Thomas L. Greenbaum c1998

        Book Recommended

      5. The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods - Nigel G. Fielding, Raymond M. Lee, Grant Blank 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. Virtual methods: issues in social research on the Internet - Christine Hine 2005

        Book Recommended

      7. Systematic Metaphor Analysis as a Method of Qualitative Research - Rudolph Schmitt 2005

        Article Recommended The Qualitative Report, 10(2), 358-394.

    10. Week 10 14 items
      1. Chapter 10: Extracting the information from statistical data - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 397-455). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. Chapter 11: Extracting the information from qualitative data sets - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 457-519). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      3. The coding manual for qualitative researchers - Johnny Saldaña 2013

        Book Recommended

      4. Basics of qualitative research: techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory - Juliet M. Corbin, Anselm L. Strauss c2008

        Book Recommended

      5. Analysing discourse: textual analysis for social research - Norman Fairclough 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. Discourse in Educational and Social Research - Margaret Maclure 2003

        Book Recommended

      7. Doing Conversation, Discourse and Document Analysis - Tim Rapley 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      8. Using narrative inquiry as a research method: an introduction to using critical event narrative analysis in research on learning and teaching - Leonard Webster, Patricie Mertova 2007

        Book Recommended

      9. Visual social semiotics: Understanding how still images make meaning - Claire Harrison Feb 2003

        Article Recommended Technical Communication, 50(1), 46-60.

      10. Introducing social semiotics - Theo Van Leeuwen 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

    11. Week 11 6 items
      1. Chapter 12: Extracting information from quantitative data - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 521-562). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics: Excel 2010 edition - Neil J. Salkind c2013

        Book Recommended

      3. Chapter 13: Using statistics to say something significant - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 565-619). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      4. Practical Statistics for Students - Louis Cohen, Michael Holliday 1996

        Book Recommended

      5. Distribution-free tests - Henry R. Neave, P. L. Worthington 1988

        Book Recommended

    12. Week 12 7 items
      1. Chapter 14: Putting it all together - Peter Newby 2014

        Chapter Required In P. Newby, Research methods for education (2nd ed., pp. 621-650). Oxfordshire, England: Routledge.

      2. The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods - Pertti Alasuutari, Leonard Bickman, Julia Brannen 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Case study research: design and methods - Robert K. Yin 2014

        Book Recommended

      4. Evaluation: a systematic approach - Peter Henry Rossi, Howard E. Freeman, Mark W. Lipsey c2004

        Book Recommended

      5. Research Questions - Richard Andrews 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      6. Developing effective research proposals - K. F. Punch 2006

        Book Recommended

      7. Being Reflexive in Critical and Social Educational Research - Geoffrey Shacklock, John Smyth 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended