Navigating the education research maze: contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers

Rossi, Dolene and Gacenga, Francis and Danaher, Patrick Alan, eds. (2016) Navigating the education research maze: contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-39852-5

Abstract

Explores the contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities presented in and by the conduct of education researchExplores a range of research methods such as eResearch, mixed-methods, qualitative, quantitative, collaborative and practice-led researchExplores the challenges faced by researchers from across the Social Sciences
This book depicts rigorous and vigorous accounts of strategies used successfully by researchers to negotiate their way through the research maze. The metaphor of the maze evokes several different and sometimes contradictory elements of contemporary education research, including complexity, confusion, messiness, multiplicity and risk. While these are not necessarily or wholly negative attributes, it is important for researchers to be able to articulate and implement effective strategies for engaging wholeheartedly with these situations to navigate the education research maze.

The book is structured around three main themes; politics, ethics, philosophies and theories of education research mazes; mazes in and with specific research methods; and mazes in and with specific research tasks and technologies. Each account develops broader lessons for enhancing the impact, quality, relevance and significance of research in other disciplines as well as education.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 04:37
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 05:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: qualitative research, quantitative research, mixed-methods research, school principals, practice-led research, design-based research, school curriculum, secondary data, collaborative research, eResearch, literature reviews, research computing, research contexts, research ethics, research methods, research philosophy, research politics, secondary data
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37252

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