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Description - Researching Learning Difficulties by Jill Porter

Researching Learning Difficulties is is for researchers, teachers and other professionals working with children and young people with learning difficulties. It will enable them to: access research in learning difficulties, drawing on other disciplines; understand different types of research methodology and their strengths and limitations; examine how researchers must consider the constraints on methodology because of the characteristics of the field; understand the particular issues of small-scale research; The authors recognize that there are tensions, especially the difficulty of validating research on small varied populations in a wide range of schools and settings. The book will help readers to critically evaluate the implications for their own practice. It will also help researchers to recognize the particular difficulties of carrying out small- scale research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761948513
ISBN-10: 0761948511
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jill Porter

Research Interests * Policy and provision for pupils with special educational needs * Policy, provision and practice for people with learning difficulties across the age span * Organization of inclusive and special schooling * Early mathematical development * Research methodologies and special populations Penny Lacey had a background in teaching children and young people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties before she came to the School of Education in 1991.