Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education


Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education

Second Edition

2nd edition

9781803922539 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Michael R.M. Ward, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Swansea University and Sara Delamont, Reader Emerita, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff Univerity, UK
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80392 253 9 Extent: 552 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.

Critical Acclaim
‘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: 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, R. Holmes, M. Holton, 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, M. Thomas, W.G. Tierney, J. Tummons, C. Turney, M.R.M Ward, C. Watson

1 Introduction: using qualitative research methods for educational research 1
Michael R.M. Ward and Sara Delamont

2 Sociology of education 6
Sara Delamont
3 Methodologies for an anthropology of education 16
Marta Sánchez
4 History and ethnography: interfaces and juxtapositions 27
Maria Tamboukou
5 Feminist perspectives on qualitative educational research 36
Alexandra Allan
6 Critical Race Theory methods in educational research: examples from Iceland 49
Brynja Elísabeth Halldórsdóttir and Jón Ingvar Kjaran
7 Queer theories and unruly educational research 68
Lisa W. Loutzenheiser
8 Indigenous research methods 81
Russell Bishop
9 Ethics and qualitative research 93
Gideon Calder
10 Researching educational processes through time: the value of Qualitative
Longitudinal methods 102
Bren Neale

11 Researching Technical and Vocational Education and Training in a UK
context: classic works and contemporary concerns 116
Liz Atkins
12 Striving, surviving, arriving and thriving: qualitative research on
professional education 130
Michael Thomas
13 Dynamic qualitative methods: attending to place, space and time in
higher education 141
Kirsty Finn and Mark Holton
14 Teacher education 153
Mark Dressman, Wayne Journell and Jay Mann
15 Apprenticeship: toward a reflexive method for researching ‘education in
“non-formal” settings’ 167
Wolff-Michael Roth
16 Online, offline, hybrid, or blended? Doing ethnographies of education in
a digitally-mediated world 178
Jonathan Tummons
17 Accounting for social and cultural differences in qualitative research
with adult learners 190
Toni Kosonen
18 Why a playwork perspective on play suits a qualitative research paradigm 202
Pete King
19 Gypsies and other homeschoolers: the challenges of researching an
alternative education 211
Martin Myers
20 Critical and ‘connected’ ethnography: the case of an entrepreneurial academy 223
Kirsty Morrin

21 Sandboxing: a creative approach to qualitative research in education 235
Dawn Mannay and Catt Turney
22 Schools in focus: photo methods in educational research 248
Louisa Allen
23 Mobile methods 257
Margarethe Kusenbach
24 The uses and usefulness of life history 270
Randall F. Clemens and William G. Tierney
25 Gathering narrative data 285
Jane Elliott
26 Documents as data: burrowing into the heart of educational institutions 299
Aimee Grant
27 Traditional or ‘peopled’ ethnography: from process to product 309
Alex McInch
28 Autoethnography in education 320
Susanne Gannon
29 Interviews with individuals 329
Amir Marvasti and Sam Tanner
30 Using focus groups 338
Jude Robinson
31 Online methods in educational research 349
James Robson
32 Art, social justice and critical pedagogy in educational research: ‘The
Portrait of an Artist as a Young Person’ 360
Sadia Habib

33 Transcription of speech 374
Martyn Hammersley
34 Analysing narratives: the narrative construction of professional identity 380
Cate Watson and Connie Mcluckie
35 Approaching narrative analysis: 28 questions 392
Martin Cortazzi and Lixian Jin
36 Analyzing fieldnotes: a practical guide 409
Zoë B. Corwin and Randall F. Clemens
37 Using software to support qualitative data analysis 420
Trena M. Paulus and Jessica N. Lester
38 Reflexive thematic analysis 430
Gareth Terry and Nikki Hayfield
39 Textual genres: and the challenge of ‘presencing’ the world 442
Margaret J. Somerville
40 Dance: making movement meaningful 454
Carl Bagley and Ricardo Castro-Salazar
41 Performing findings: tales of the theatrical self 466
Rachel Holmes
42 From voice: to active/voice within spaces of difference 477
Andrew Gitlin
43 Elicited metaphor analysis: researching teaching and learning 488
Martin Cortazzi and Lixian Jin

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