Success with your Education Research Project
- John Sharp - University of Lincoln
Education | Educational Research Methods | Study Skills
Study Skills in Education
This series addresses key study skills in the context of education courses, helping students indentify their strenghts and weaknesses, increase their confidence and realise their academic potential. The books are suitable for students on:
- any course of Initial Teacher Training leading to the award of QTS (primary or secondary)
- degree course in Education or Education Studies with or without QTS
- degree courses in Early Years or Early Childhood Studies;
- foundation degrees in Education or any education-related subject discipline
A very good book for students wishing to know more about begining a research project. The layout is very favourable, allowing students time to reflect on their own practice and activities to increase understanding. Each chapter is introduced with aims, and what the student will understand once the chapter has been read/worked through.
Another very practical approach for undergraduate students in preparing for their educational research paper. It clearly outlines some very helpful 'worked examples'. It also explains how to analyse qualitative and quantitative data. It takes you through the process from forming a literature review to a conclusion.
I will be recommending this book to current & future cohorts.
Clearly presented with supportive reflective tasks thoroughout. Very useful for students embarking on their first educational research project.
Very useful for first time undergraduate researchers.
A really great research text that explains ideas clearly. Covers ideas in depth.
Sharp's book is current (2012) and informative, and is particularly useful in exploring the benefits and disadvantages of various research and data collection methodologies (such as observations, questionnaires, and interviews). This will help practitioners explore which methodologies (or combination of methodologies) are most suited to their individual education research projects.
I also found that Chapter 9 covered qualitative and quantitative data analysis in great detail, which particularly helped me critically evaluate my results and recognise flaws in my approach.
This is a really easy to follow book that explains all of the main issues involved in creating a basic research project
Really useful, clearly written, recommended to library and students re 3 compulsory modules for all students
This is an extremely accessible book for Early Years undergraduate students. It gives them a first dip into the concepts they will need to develop at greater depth later in the course, but is invaluable at the introduction stage. It gives excellent advice at all the different stages of writing the Undergraduale Major Project.
Helpful for assignments.