Doing Educational Research
Overcoming Challenges In Practice
- Marit Honerød Hoveid - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
- Lucian Ciolan - University of Bucharest, Romania
- Angelika Paseka - University of Hamburg, Germany
- Sofia Marques da Silva - University of Porto, Portugal
Educational Research Methods | Research Methods (General)
Every educational research project has challenges and obstacles that need to be managed and overcome. This book uses real case studies employing a wide range of research methodologies and drawn from educational contexts across Europe to explore these challenges offering flexible and universal guidance that you can apply to your own research.
Published in partnership with EERA, this book is:
· Realistic and informed: It explores a range of perspectives on educational research, from planning to data collection to international collaboration
· Challenging: It integrates a holistic and critical view on the process of educational research
· Culturally aware: It covers a variety of research projects from different countries and encourages you to challenge dominant perspectives in education
This is the first major English language textbook for postgraduate and postdoctoral education researchers that represents and explores the range of research traditions that exist throughout Europe and what they mean in practice.
"This refreshing book leaves standard methods texts behind, offering emerging researchers a truly unique set of practical insights into the complexity of methodological dilemmas and challenges they might face in the unpredictable real world of educational settings; immersing readers in diverse, authentic examples from international studies will help develop open-mindedness, criticality, intercultural awareness and reflexivity."
This collection of work by international scholars and experienced researchers within the field of social science offers fresh insights and makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning landscape of educational research. Compelling arguments based upon an eclectic range of concrete examples of empirical research drawn from multiple sites and lines of enquiry challenge the taken-for-granted assumptions, epistemological perspectives and more traditional approaches which serve to encourage readers to push the boundaries and contemplate new ways of seeing, doing, analysing, interpreting and understanding educational research. The adoption of a questioning and critically reflective stance not only enables readers to recognise the possibilities but moreover the challenges, pitfalls and lessons learned from different approaches to educational research, which are succinctly captured in researcher checklists. A recurring theme which permeates this book is the desire to engage in ethical research practice that has integrity, particularly against the backdrop of uncertainty and growing concerns about the future direction/s of educational research. Early career and experienced researchers will find this an indispensable resource.
- Gives good insight into research practices for beginners.
- A broad range of different methods is presented.