Navigating the education research maze: contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers

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Rossi, Dolene, Gacenga, Francis and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) 2016. Navigating the education research maze: contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan.
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Navigating the education research maze: contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities for researchers

Book CategoryEdited book
ERA Publisher ID2865
EditorsRossi, Dolene, Gacenga, Francis and Danaher, Patrick Alan
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
Year2016
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN9783319398525
9783319398532
Web Address (URL)https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319398525#aboutBook
Abstract


Explores the contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities presented in and by the conduct of education researchExplores a range of research methods such as eResearch, mixed-methods, qualitative, quantitative, collaborative and practice-led researchExplores the challenges faced by researchers from across the Social Sciences
This book depicts rigorous and vigorous accounts of strategies used successfully by researchers to negotiate their way through the research maze. The metaphor of the maze evokes several different and sometimes contradictory elements of contemporary education research, including complexity, confusion, messiness, multiplicity and risk. While these are not necessarily or wholly negative attributes, it is important for researchers to be able to articulate and implement effective strategies for engaging wholeheartedly with these situations to navigate the education research maze.

The book is structured around three main themes; politics, ethics, philosophies and theories of education research mazes; mazes in and with specific research methods; and mazes in and with specific research tasks and technologies. Each account develops broader lessons for enhancing the impact, quality, relevance and significance of research in other disciplines as well as education.

Keywordsqualitative research, quantitative research, mixed-methods research, school principals, practice-led research, design-based research, school curriculum, secondary data, collaborative research, eResearch, literature reviews, research computing, research contexts, research ethics, research methods, research philosophy, research politics, secondary data
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390399. Education systems not elsewhere classified
390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Byline AffiliationsCentral Queensland University
Office of Research
School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
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