Product reviews for Educational Research

Dr Matt O'Leary, Reader in Education, Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE), Birmingham City University
It is no mean feat to write an introductory book about educational research for teachers that is expressed in clear, intelligible language whilst making accessible to the reader a topic and associated discourse which is not only new but can seem overwhelming. But with Educational Research, Phil and Joan have managed to pull it off! In capturing an education zeitgeist, this book provides teachers with a thoroughly engaging, much needed introductory guide to refer to when engaging with education research. I particularly like the fact that ethical issues are given precedence right at the beginning of the book. As the authors say, all too often ethical considerations can be given scant regard or seen as a procedural, box ticking exercise when conducting research. Yet by foregrounding its importance, Phil and Joan are developing a crucial, ethical awareness in the reader from the outset of the book. Practising what they preach and starting as they mean to go on! This is a book well worth reading for any teacher thinking about dipping their toe in the education research waters or even those who simply want to find out more about the subject.
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