Foundations for Research
Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences
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Foundations for Research by Kathleen B. DeMarrais
Book DescriptionDesigned for introductory research courses in the professional fields and social sciences, this text acquaints students and beginning researchers with a broad view of research methodologies and an understanding of the assumptions that inform each of these approaches. More experienced researchers will also find the book useful in acquainting them with methodologies and theoretical frameworks that are new to them. The text is distinguished by its avoidance of using the discreet categories of qualitative and quantitative methods to organize the chapters. While some chapter authors rely more on one or the other, many employ multiple methodologies to investigate particular problems and questions. Further, the book is not organized into single, contradictory positivist-interpretivist categories of research; chapter authors often situate methodologies within a variety of, and sometimes multiple, theoretical positions, particularly as these approaches are shaped by the historical context of social science research. Focus points in Foundations for Research: Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences: *research ethics. *intertwined relationship of theory and research design. *systematic examination of ways to design and implement high-quality, trustworthy research across varying research designs. *specific methods for implementing research within various frameworks. *pedagogical strategies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805836509
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kathleen B. DeMarrais
Educating Young Adolescent Girls, Paperback (July 2001)
This study examines existing information and provides specific recommendations for educators and parents concerning ways to construct engaging learning environments for young adolescent girls which promote research-based, high quality and gender-equitable schooling.
Inside Stories, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by Kathleen B. DeMarrais
This text describes the authors' experiences with methodological and ethical struggles as they engaged in qualitative research. Insights are given into qualitative research approaches as well as particular issues which become apparent during the research process.
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