Education has continued to grow in stature and significance as an academic discipline. In addition to world renowned research studies the growth of education has been seen in the methodology and methods underpinning its research. The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research provides a cutting edge account of the research and methodology that is creating new understandings for education research, policy and practice. Over two volumes, the handbook addresses educational research in six essential components: Section 1: Understanding Research Section 2: Planning Research Section 3: Approaches to Research Section 4: Acquiring Data Section 5: Analysing Data Section 6: Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research Featuring contributions from more than 50 of the biggest names in the international field, The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research represents a very significant contribution to the development of education.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Sandy Oliver Janice Tripney

An important way to make full use of high quality empirical studies by systemically combining findings from different studies to address a new set of research questions.

Many of us have ideas about the causes underlying problems, such as low academic achievement, or what works best to solve them, possibly favouring phonics-based instruction over whole language approaches to literacy. Under these circumstances it is all too easy to be convinced by confirmatory evidence we happen to come across, even if that evidence is not particularly reliable, and without looking for contradictory evidence. Worse, when looking for all the relevant studies, not just those reporting ...

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