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Researching Educational Leadership and Management
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Researching Educational Leadership and Management
Methods and Approaches



December 2013 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Carrying out leadership research in educational establishments can be challenging, but it is also rewarding. This accessible book offers sound practical advice and a clear conceptual framework for this research. Drawing on their extensive expertise, the authors show you how to prepare to carry out research, design research tools, and report and reflect on the results.

Students using the book are supported by features such as:

  • key learning objectives in each chapter
  • examples of research tools derived from real leadership project figures
  • explanation of key terms and questions
  • further reading and key web links for each chapter.

This text will be of interest to Masters' and Doctoral level students, academics in the field of educational leadership and management and all those who wish to research a wide range of issues connected with the operation of schools and institutions of further and higher education.

 
PART ONE: PREPARING TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH ON EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
 
Introduction: Key Issues in Research on Educational Leadership
 
Theories of Educational Research
 
Ensuring Reliability, Validity or 'Trustworthiness' in Research
 
Reviewing Existing Ideas to Develop a Conceptual Framework
 
PART TWO: DESIGNING AND USING RESEARCH TOOLS FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP RESEARCH
 
Developing a Sample
 
Questionnaire Research
 
Interviews and Focus Groups
 
Using Observation
 
Documentary Analysis
 
Action Research and Practitioner Inquiry
 
PART THREE: ANALYSING DATA AND REPORTING THE FINDINGS OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Analysing Quantitative Data
 
Analysing Qualitative Data
 
The Uses of Leadership Research
 
Conclusions: Writing Reports and Making Sense of Outcomes

Recommended reading for those who are in manegerial positions in the setting. this gives a valued viewpoint that enables students to devleop their own practice and provide a critical voice in their text.

Mrs Julie Clarkson
Early Years, Craven College
January 30, 2014
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