Focused on the needs of the new classroom researcher, and those studying education on Masters-level courses, this is a thorough and thoughtful guide to the research process, covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods. It guides you through research design, data collection and analysis and how to write up your research findings. This third edition has been updated to provide further coverage on the best ways to approach, construct and carry out educational research within the classroom including: * A new chapter on disseminating research kwledge * Expanded coverage of formulating research questions * A reworked chapter structure better reflecting the research process This is essential reading for students on education degree programmes including a research methods component, including education studies, undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS) and postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, Teach First, SCITT) initial teacher education courses, MEd and professional development courses. Website resources expanding on and complementing the contents of the book can be found at: https://study.sagepub.com/wilsonsbr3e
Elaine Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Cambridge.