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The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education stimulates and encourages students, faculty, and educational practitioners, including individuals in education, government, and the private sector who conduct applied and policy-oriented educational research, to place the pursuit of ideas at the epicentre of their research-from framing meaningful problems to identifying and addressing key challenges to the reporting and dissemination of their findings.

Discovering Unheard Voices: Explorations in the History of Education, Childhood, and Juvenile Justice
Discovering unheard voices: Explorations in the history of education, childhood, and juvenile justice

What establishes and what ties together a scholar's research agenda—the lines of inquiry along which he or she seeks to make original contributions to knowledge? In my discipline of history, geography and chronology, both defined narrowly (e.g., Massachusetts during the Revolutionary era), set the main boundary lines. Within that boundary, scholars usually probe one or two specific topics or themes, such as the role of the militia and/or gender roles, and seek to explain patterns of change and continuity over time. Most often, except in textbooks, they do so from an identifiable subdisciplinary perspective such as political, cultural, or economic ...

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