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Using Social Theory in Educational Research: A Practical Guide

Using Social Theory in Educational Research: A Practical Guide
Author: Mark Dressman
ISBN 13: 9780415436410
ISBN 10: 415436419
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2008-04-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
List Price: $54.95

Using Social Theory in Educational Research is organised to help practising educators and novice researchers who have little familiarity with social theory to:

  • be introduced to major schools of social theory, their basic concepts, and their general applicability to educational issues

  • develop an understanding of and appreciation for its potential to improve their own practice

  • gain practical insight into how theory can function as a warrant, or support, for data interpretation

  • through the use of multiple practical examples, learn how to integrate theory into their own work more effectively

Selected Contents: 1. Getting Theoretical 2. An Illustrated Tour of How Theory Works (and Doesn’t Work) in Educational Research 3. Framing Research Theoretically, Part One: Planning and Data Collection 4. Framing Research Theoretically 5.When Research Meets Research