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.

Writing about Research

Writing about Research
Pat Thomson

Writing is integral to the research process. From the moment we think about a research project, we begin to write – we jot down possibilities, we send an email to a colleague to see if they are interested in our idea, we begin to formally scope the relevant literatures in order to locate the study in the field. A little later, we might write a research proposal, write an expression of interest in order to begin to apply for funding and/or write formally to invite industry partners to support the proposed research. Writing is the primary way that researchers generate and record ideas, generate, record and analyse data and communicate research results.

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