Useful as an introduction to research methods and ways forward in research proposals
A comprehensive book, but prefer the Punch Social Science Research Methods rather than this Education focused one.
A good level of detail in each section and is presented in an accessible format
Great book developing the foundations to research methods is a must for students.
Very comprehensive, with overarching principles that cohere with my module.
Useful chapters on the literature review and developing research questions. The section on methodological theory will be particularly helpful to students who are designing their first project.
The use of key terms and example boxes really helps students work their way to successful completion of their dissertations.
Building on the first edition, this text provides really useful guidance for all sorts of educational research studies. We've recommended it to our PGCE student teachers, but it has plenty of useful advice for more experienced researchers as well. The new chapter on ethics is particularly useful and I have drawn on that to help with guidance about doing research in schools.
A key text for all those who wish to engage in Educational Research. A very comprehensive and accessible text.
Used for doctorate research purposes
excellent overview for any students doing research in education
Succinct focused and very accessible for a complex subject area. Several colleagues also had a look and requested details. Very good indeed.
Very good book for who ever is starting new in research in Higher Education.
This book is extremely valuable for any postgraduate student or a researcher. What makes it more unique is a new chapter on ethics and additional coverage of internet research and mixed methods. Surely, this is a must have in one's research collection
An excellent text that will be useful for both novice and experienced researchers.
As a team this is now on the reading list for students undertaking their dissertations.
A helpful text that covers research activity from planning through to writing up. The guidance provided is practical and informative
Very good interview on a variety of methods, excellent reading for entry-level students
fantastic introduction to research methods in education for BA students, very good update to the 2009 edition by K. Punch
An excellent and seminal overview combining theory and practice in research for any of my student researchers focused in educational linguistics.