"This is a thoughtful, well-crafted, easily accessible book. . . . I believe this book would work well for a variety of methodology courses, and I would direct students and colleagues to use it." Norman Praise for the First Edition:
"This is a thoughtful, well-crafted, easily accessible book. . . . I believe this book would work well for a variety of methodology courses, and I would direct students and colleagues to use it." Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"The greatest strength of this volume is the clarity of the frameworks that guide students through the complexities of methodology. . . . If more educational researchers understood some of the basic principles outlined in A Students Guide to Methodology, the debate about what constitutes rigorous, usable research would be more intelligent and ultimately lead to more profound changes in the relationship between research and educational practice." HARVARD EDUCATIONAL REVIEW (Spring 2004).
Essential for anyone undertaking a dissertation or theses, this book presents clear and straightforward information and advice on the process and functions of methodology. Although methodology is normally reported within a single methodology chapter, the authors show how every element of the accountfrom the framing of Research Questions to the drawing of Conclusionsis a function of methodology. They also clearly differentiate methodology and methods, and explain how their relationship is articulated in practice.
This Second Edition includes a range of new examples as well as updated readings and suggestions on using the internet as a research tool and resource. There is also further guidance on ethical issuesa key concern for all engaged in research with human participants in the light of new regulationsand additional sections on how to improve academic writing.
The text is supported by a series of activities, which will contribute directly to the writing of students' own methodology chapters. ...Continua Nascondi