Meanings and motivation in education research - introduction

Baguley, Margaret M. and Kerby, Martin C. and Findlay, Yvonne S. (2015) Meanings and motivation in education research - introduction. In: Meanings and motivation in education research. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, United States , pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-1-139-91027-3

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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; 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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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 03:06
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 04:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: education research, identity, narrative inquiry, mixed methods, teacher educators
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
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 > 930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified

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