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This accessible and practical book is a perfect quick guide for postgraduate researchers in education. Looking at the interdependence of teaching and research, the authors show that a critical and analytical exploration of policies and practices is a necessary part of what we mean by being a ‘professional’ in education.

Drawing on the authors' substantial experience of teaching research skills at postgraduate level, as well as on their own experiences as active researchers, the book will guide you through: - discourse analysis; - visual methods; - textual research; - data collection and analysis

This co-authored book is structured around a range of methods applicable to educational research and appropriate for use by practitioners at all stages of their professional development. It takes recognisable, ‘real life’ scenarios as ...

Text and Image in Qualitative Research
Text and image in qualitative research

Key words used in this chapter are: image, meaning, interpretation, viewer, context, symbols and signs, semiotics, hermeneutic.


One of the more complex areas to research in the field of education is that of an individual's or groups’ perception ...

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