Meanings and motivation in education research

Baguley, Margaret M. and Findlay, Yvonne S. and Kerby, Martin C., eds. (2015) Meanings and motivation in education research. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, United States. ISBN 978-1-138-81027-3

Abstract

Meanings and Motivation in Education Research demonstrates the vibrant and vital connection between the researcher and their research. Research is often perceived as an entity which is seemingly produced in isolation; however, there are many important factors which are involved, and this book explores the complexities of investigating the specific areas of meaning and motivation for researchers working in the education sector.

With contributions from authors drawn from the field of education in various stages of their career, the perspectives shared in this book are from a diverse range of countries including Australia, Canada, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Key topics include: personal and professional identity; narrative inquiry as method; teacher educators as researchers; conducting education research; and mixed methods in educational research.

Foregrounding the personal experiences, interests and motivations of educational researchers Meanings and Motivation in Education Research proves important insights into current discussions in educational research including researchers’ identities, the ways they conduct research and most importantly the impact institutional and personal politics have on their work.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 02:34
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 03:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: education research, meaning, motivation, narrative inquiry, mixed methods, identity
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27328

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