PART ONE: WHAT IS RESEARCH AND WHY DO IT? What Is Research? Why Do Practitioner Research? PART TWO: WHAT DO WE WANT TO KNOW? What Is a Research Question? Getting It Right! Values and the Ethical Dimensions of Practitioner Research PART THREE: WHAT DO WE KNOW ALREADY AND WHERE DO WE FIND IT? What Do We Know Already? How Do I Do a Literature Review? PART FOUR: HOW WILL WE FIND OUT? Questionnaires and Questionnaire Design Interviews Using Focus Groups Observation Other Methods PART FIVE: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Quantitative Data Analysis Qualitative Data Analysis PART SIX: HOW WILL WE TELL EVERYONE? How Do I Write up My Research?
This book, with its focus on practitioner research in education, will certainly be of value to practitioner researchers who find the more generic books on social science research methods not tackling the specific challenges they face in sufficient detail. -- Paul Davies * Educational Review *