This rewritten, expanded and updated 7th edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education encompasses the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It offers plentiful and rich practical advice, underpinned by clear theoretical foundations, research evidence and up-to-date references.
Chapters new to this edition cover:
Causation, critical educational research, evaluation and the politics of research, including material on cross-cultural research, mixed methods and participatory research
Choosing and planning a research project, including material on sampling, research questions, literature reviews and ethical issues
Meta-analysis, research syntheses and systematic reviews
Virtual worlds and internet research
Using and analyzing visual media and data in educational research
Organizing and presenting qualitative data, content analysis, coding and computer analysis, themes, narratives, conversations and discourses, grounded theory
Understanding and choosing statistical tests, descriptive and inferential statistics, multi-dimensional measurement and factor analysis
Research Methods in Education is essential reading for both the professional researcher and students of education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, who need to understand how to plan, conduct, analyse and use research.
The textbook is accompanied by a website: www.routledge.com/textbooks/cohen7e.