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Research Methods in Education: Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion and Keith Morrison

This thoroughly updated and extended eighth edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods emp

Research Methods in Education

This thoroughly updated and extended eighth edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods employed by educational research at all stages. Its five main parts cover the context of educational research; research design; methodologies for educational research; methods of data collection; and data analysis and reporting. It continues to be the go-to text for students, academics and researchers who are undertaking, understanding and using educational research and has been translated into several languages. It offers plentiful and rich practical advice, underpinned by clear theoretical foundations, research evidence and up-to-date references, and it raises key issues and questions for researchers planning, conducting, reporting and evaluating research.

This edition contains new chapters on:

  • Mixed methods research
  • The role of theory in educational research
  • Ethics in Internet research
  • Research questions and hypotheses
  • Internet surveys
  • Virtual worlds, social network software and netography in educational research
  • Using secondary data in educational research
  • Statistical significance, effect size and statistical power
  • Beyond mixed methods: using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to integrate cross‑case and within-case analyses.
Research Methods in Education is essential reading for both the professional researcher and anyone involved in educational and social research. The book is supported by a wealth of online materials, including PowerPoint slides, useful weblinks, practice data sets, downloadable tables and figures from the book, and a virtual, interactive, self-paced training programme in research methods. These resources can be found at: cohen. Louis Cohen is an Emeritus Professor of Education at Loughborough University, UK. Lawrence Manion was a Principal Lecturer in Music at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Keith Morrison is a Professor and Advisor for Institutional Development at Macau University of Science and Technology, China.

Eighth edition published 2018 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4RN and by Routledge 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business © 2018 Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion and Keith Morrison; individual chapters, Richard Bell, Barry Cooper, Judith Glaesser, Jane Martin, Stewart Martin, Carmel O’Sullivan and Harsh Suri The right of Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion and Keith Morrison to be identified as authors, and of the authors for their individual chapters, has been asserted by them in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers. Trademark notice: Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks and are used only for identification and explanation without intent to infringe. Seventh edition published by Routledge 2011. Library of Congress Cataloging-in- Publication Data Names: Cohen, Louis, 1928– author. | Manion, Lawrence, author. | Morrison, Keith (Keith R. B.) author. Title: Research methods in education / Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion and Keith Morrison. Description: Eighth edition. | New York: Routledge, 2018. | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017015256| ISBN 9781138209862 (hardback) | ISBN 9781138209886 (paperback) | ISBN 9781315456539 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: Education–Research–Great Britain. Classification: LCC LB1028.C572 2018 | DDC 370.72–dc23 LC record available at ISBN: 978-1-138-20986-2 (hbk) ISBN: 978-1-138-20988-6 (pbk) ISBN: 978-1-315-45653-9 (ebk) Typeset in Times New Roman by Wearset Ltd, Boldon, Tyne and Wear Visit the companion website:

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