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.
Chapter Editors’: Introduction
Education as a relatively young academic discipline has continued to grow in stature and significance. Part of the growth of education has been in understanding of the methodology and methods of educational research, an area which has matured over the last two decades. For these reasons The British Educational Research Association (BERA), SAGE publishers, and the editors of this Handbook felt it was timely that a significant new work on education research and methodology should be developed. The overarching concept of the book was conceived by council members of the BERA in collaboration with SAGE and the four ...