Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education


Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education

9781788977142 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Michael R.M. Ward, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences and Programme Director for Education, Swansea University and Sara Delamont, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
Publication Date: August 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 714 2 Extent: c 592 pp
This updated second edition unpacks the discussions surrounding the finest qualitative methods used in contemporary educational research. Bringing together scholars from around the world, this Handbook offers sophisticated insights into the theories and disciplinary approaches to qualitative study and the processes of data collection, analysis and representation, offering fresh ideas to inspire and re-invigorate researchers in educational research.

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This updated second edition extends the discussions surrounding the key qualitative methods used in contemporary educational research. Featuring comprehensive coverage of research across all stages of education, it provides sophisticated and concise discussions on both the building blocks of the field and the latest advances in research.
Bringing together international scholars, this Handbook offers exceptional insights into the theories and disciplinary approaches to qualitative study and the processes of data collection, analysis and representation, offering fresh ideas to inspire and re-invigorate researchers in educational research. Blending the ideas of both emerging authors and established academics, this Handbook explores research in formal, informal and non-formal education settings internationally.
Informative and comprehensive, this Handbook is crucial reading for academics and graduate students in educational research in search of exciting opportunities and avenues for new projects in the field. It will also be useful for practitioners and policymakers in educational settings who need a fresh and diverse illustration of the latest research.

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‘After years of teaching qualitative methods with handfuls of articles and clippings and bits and bobs strung together to bridge all the fresh, key content, at long last a single volume has everything I need in one place: a theoretically robust, innovative, up-to-date and energetically written soup-to-nuts text on qualitative methodology. I only teach with texts that I know will be valuable additions to students’ professional libraries for years to come, and this will be included in my next course.’
– Sally Campbell Galman, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US

‘Ward and Delamont have curated a comprehensive Handbook that will be of great value to contemporary researchers in education. The book offers a rich diversity of theoretical positions, data collection methods, and approaches to analysis, whilst importantly recognising that the space of education is beyond the traditional classroom. A superb resource for researchers and for those teaching research methods in education!’
– Nicola Ingram, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Contributors include: A. Allan, L. Allen, L. Atkins, C. Bagley, R. Bishop, G. Calder, R. Castro-Salazar, R.F. Clemens, M. Cortazzi, Z.B. Corwin, S. Delamont, M. Dressman, J. Elliot, K. Finn, S. Gannon, A. Gitlin, A. Grant, S. Habib, B.E. Halldórsdóttir, M. Hammersley, N. Hayfield , M. Holton, R. Holmes, L. Jin, W. Journell, P. King, J.I. Kjaran, T. Kosonen, M. Kusenbach, J.N. Lester, L.W. Loutzenheiser, J. Mann, D. Mannay, A.B. Marvasti, A. McInch, C. Mcluckie, K. Morrin, M. Myers, B. Neale, T.M. Paulus, J. Robinson, J. Robson, W.-M. Roth, M. Sánchez, M. Somerville, M. Tamboukou, S.J. Tanner, G. Terry, W.G. Tierney, M. Thomas, J. Tummons, C. Turney, M.R.M Ward, C. Watson

1 Introduction: Using Qualitative Research Methods for Educational Research
Michael R.M. Ward and Sara Delamont

PART I: Theories, Disciplines and Standpoints
2 Sociology of Education
Sara Delamont

3 Methodologies for an Anthropology of Education
Marta Sánchez

4 History and ethnography: interfaces and juxtapositions
Maria Tamboukou

5 Feminist perspectives on qualitative educational research
Alexandra Allen

6 Critical Race Theory Methods in Educational Research: Examples from Iceland
Brynja Elísabeth Halldórsdóttir and Jón Ingvar Kjaran

7 Queer theories and unruly educational research
Lisa W. Loutzenheiser

8 Indigenous Research Methods.
Russell Bishop

9 Ethics and Qualitative Research
Gideon Calder

10 Researching Educational Processes through Time: The Value of Qualitative Longitudinal Methods
Bren Neale

PART II: Research Settings
11 Researching Technical Vocational Education and Training in a UK context: classic works and contemporary concerns
Liz Atkins

12 Striving, surviving, arriving and thriving: Qualitative Research on Professional Education
Michael Thomas

13 Dynamic Qualitative Methods: Attending to Place, Space and Time in Higher Education
Kirsty Finn and Mark Holden

14 Teacher education
Mark Dressman, Wayne Journell, Jay Mann

15 Apprenticeship: toward a reflexive method for researching ‘education in “non-formal” settings’
Wolff-Michael Roth

16 Online, offline, hybrid, or blended? Doing ethnographies of education in a digitally-mediated world.
Johnathan Tummons

17 Accounting for social and cultural differences in qualitative research with adult learners
Toni Kosonen

18 Why a Playwork Perspective on Play Suits a Qualitative Research Paradigm
Pete King

19 Gypsies and other homeschoolers: the challenges of researching an alternative education
Martin Myers

20 Critical and ‘Connected’ Ethnography: The Case of an Entrepreneurial Academy
Kirsty Morrin

PART III: Data Collection
21 Sandboxing: A Creative Approach to Qualitative Research in Education
Dawn Mannay and Catt Turney

22 Schools in focus: photo methods in educational research
Louisa Allen

23 Mobile Methods
Margaret Kussenbach

24 The Uses and Usefulness of Life History
Randall F. Clemens and William G. Tierney

25 Gathering narrative data
Jane Elliott:

26 Documents as data: burrowing into the heart of educational institutions
Aimee Grant

27 Traditional or ‘Peopled’ Ethnography: From Process to Product
Alex McInch

28 Autoethnography in Education
Susanne Gannon

29 Interviews with Individuals
Amir Marvasti & Sam Tanner

30 Focus Groups
Jude Robinson

31 Online methods in educational research
James Robson

32 Art, social justice and critical pedagogy in educational research: ‘The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Person’
Sadia Habib

PART IV: Analysis and Representation
33 Transcription of Speech
Martyn Hammersley

34 Analysing narratives: The narrative construction of professional identity
Cate Watson and Connie Mcluckie

35 Approaching Narrative Analysis: 28 questions
Martin Cortazzi and Lixian Jin

36 Analysing Fieldnotes: A practical guide
Zoë B. Corwin and Randell F Clemens

37 Using software to support qualitative data analysis
Trena M. Paulus and Jessica N. Lester

38 Reflexive Thematic Analysis
Gareth Terry and Nikki Hayfield

39 Textual genres: and the challenge of ‘presencing’ the world
Margaret Somerville

40 Dance: Making Movement Meaningful
Carl Bagley & Ricardo Castro-Salazar

41 Performing findings: tales of the theatrical self
Rachel Holmes

42 From Voice: To active/voice within spaces of difference
Andrew Gitlin

43 Elicited Metaphor Analysis: Researching teaching and learning
Martin Cortazzi and Lixian Jin


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