Educational Research

ENCYCLOPEDIA
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    Coghlan, D. & Brydon-Miller, M. (Eds). (2014). The Sage encyclopedia of action research. Los Angeles : SAGE Reference.

       H 62 S235 2014         ED-60960 v.1       ED-60961 v.2

Summary:     Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative learning and the design, enactment and evaluation of liberating actions through combining action and research, reflection and action in an ongoing cycle of cogenerative knowledge. While the roots of these methodologies go back to the 1940s, there has been a dramatic increase in research output and adoption in university curricula over the past decade. This is now an area of high popularity among academics and researchers from various fields ― especially business and organization studies, education, health care, nursing, development studies, and social and community work. This encyclopedia brings together the many strands of action research and addresses the interplay between these disciplines by presenting a state-of-the-art overview and comprehensive breakdown of the key tenets and methods of action research as well as detailing the work of key theorists and contributors to action research.

HANDBOOKS

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    Andrews, R. & Haythornthwaite, C. (Eds.). (2007). The Sage handbook of e-learning research. Los Angeles, Calif. : Sage.

       LB 1028.5 S24 2007

Summary:     “The SAGE Handbook of e-Learning Research provides a state-of-the-art, in-depth account of research in the rapidly expanding field of e-learning. The first of its kind, it provides reviews of over 20 areas in e-learning research by experts in the field, and provides a critical account of the best work to date. The contributors cover the basics of the discipline, as well as new theoretical perspectives”.

 

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    Denzin, N. K. & Lincoln, Y. S. (2005).     The Sage handbook of qualitative research. (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage.  

       H 62 H243 2005

Summary:     “Represents the developments for the theory and practice of qualitative inquiry. This book asks how the practices of qualitative inquiry can be used to address issues of social justice in the 21'st century. It is suitable in the library of those academics interested in the art, science and practice of qualitative research”.

 

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    Fielding, N., Lee, R. M. & Blank, G. (Eds.). (2008). The SAGE handbook of online research methods.   Los Angeles, Calif. : Sage.  

      ZA 4228 S24 2008

Summary:   “This handbook provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications. The editors have brought together leading names in the field of online research to give a thoroughly up to date commentary on current debates. The chapters cover both methodological and procedural themes, offering readers a sophisticated treatment of the practice and uses of Internet and online research that is grounded in research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the significance of the Internet as a research medium, the book goes on to cover research design, data capture, the survey, virtual ethnography, and the internet as an archival resource, and concludes by looking at potential directions for the future of Internet and online research. The Handbook of Internet and Online Research Methods will be welcomed by anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship. Postgraduates, researchers and methodologists from disciplines across the social sciences will find this an invaluable source of reference”.

 

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    Flick, U. (2014). The SAGE handbook of qualitative data analysis. Los Angeles : SAGE

   H 62 S34 2014     ED-61112

Summary:       The wide range of approaches to data analysis in qualitative research can seem daunting even for experienced researchers. This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual data. The handbook includes chapters on traditional analytic strategies such as grounded theory, content analysis, hermeneutics, phenomenology and narrative analysis, as well as coverage of newer trends like mixed methods, reanalysis and meta-analysis. Practical aspects such as sampling, transcription, working collaboratively, writing and implementation are given close attention, as are theory and theorization, reflexivity, and ethics. Written by a team of experts in qualitative research from around the world, this handbook is an essential compendium for all qualitative researchers and students across the social sciences.

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Hall, K. (2013). International handbook of research on children's literacy, learning and culture. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell

    LB 1528 I58 2013      ED-60962

Language: English  

Publisher:, 2013

Summary:     The "International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture" presents an authoritative distillation of current global knowledge related to the field of primary years literacy studies. Features chapters that conceptualize, interpret, and synthesize relevant research. Critically reviews past and current research in order to influence future directions in the field of literacy. Offers literacy scholars an international perspective that recognizes and anticipates increasing diversity in literacy practices and cultures.

 

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    Holstein,   J. A. & Gubrium, J. F. (Eds.).   (2008).   Handbook of constructionist research. New York : Guilford Press.  

       HM 1019 H36 2008

Summary:     “Constructionism has become one of the most popular research approaches in the social sciences. But until now, little attention has been given to the conceptual and methodological underpinnings of the constructionist stance, and the remarkable diversity within the field. This cutting-edge handbook brings together a dazzling array of scholars to review the foundations of constructionist research, how it is put into practice in multiple disciplines, and where it may be headed in the future. The volume critically examines the analytic frameworks, strategies of inquiry, and methodological choices that together form the mosaic of contemporary constructionism, making it an authoritative reference for anyone interested in conducting research in a constructionist vein”.

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    McMillan, J. H. (Ed.). (2013). Sage handbook of research on classroom assessment. Los Angeles : Sage Publications.

        LB 3051 /S22 2013

Summary:     The Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment provides scholars, professors, graduate students, and other researchers and policy makers in the organizations, agencies, testing companies, and school districts with a comprehensive source of research on all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment. The handbook emphasizes theory, conceptual frameworks, and all varieties of research (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) to provide an in-depth understanding of the knowledge base in each area of classroom assessment and how to conduct inquiry in the area. It presents classroom assessment research to convey, in depth, the state of knowledge and understanding that is represented by the research, with particular emphasis on how classroom assessment practices affect student achievement and teacher behavior. Editor James H. McMillan and five Associate Editors bring the best thinking and analysis from leading classroom assessment researchers on the nature of the research, making significant contributions to this prominent and hotly debated topic in education.

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    Noffke, S. & Somekh, B. (Eds.).   (2009). The Sage handbook of educational action research.   Los Angeles, Calif. : Sage.  

    LB 1028.24 S23 2009

Summary:     “This handbook presents and critiques predominant and emergent traditions of Educational Action Research internationally. Now a prominent methodology, Educational Action Research is well suited to exploring, developing and sustaining change processes both in classrooms and whole organisations such as schools, Departments of Education, and many segments of universities. The handbook contains theoretical and practical based chapters by highly respected scholars whose work has been seminal in building knowledge and expertise in the field. It also contains chapters exemplifying the work of prominent practitioner and community groups working outside universities. The Editors provide an introduction and conclusion, as well as an opening chapter which charts the historical development of action research and provides an analysis of its underlying theories. The handbook is organized into four sections, each beginning with a short introduction”.

 

 

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    Reason, P. & Bradbury, H. (Eds.).     (2006). Handbook of action research: The concise paperback edition.   London : Sage.  

        HM 571 H36 2006

Summary: “With the Handbook of Action Research hailed as a turning point in how action research is framed and understood by scholars, this student edition has been structured to provide an easy inroad into the field for researchers and students.

It includes concise chapter summaries and an informative introduction that draws together the different strands of action research and reveals their diverse applications as well as their interrelations. Divided into four parts, there are important themes of thinking and practice running throughout”.

 

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    Williams, M. & Vogt, W. P. (Eds.).   (2011). The Sage handbook of innovation in social research methods.   Los Angeles : SAGE

       H 62 S24 2011       ED-61117

Summary:     "Social Research is a bourgeoning field. Of course it has many traditions and approaches, but there is a high premium upon thinking differently and thinking anew because social life is never static or wholly predictable. This Handbook, edited by internationally recognized scholars in the field, provides a comprehensive, pitch perfect critical assessment of the field. The main features of the Handbook are: Clear organization into 4 parts dealing with The Social Context of Research; Design and Data Collection; Integrating The Analysis of New Data Types; Sampling, Inference and Measurement ; Clear, cutting edge chapters on Objectivity; Effects; Organizing Social Research; Correspondence Analysis; Grounded Theory; Conversational Surveys; Mixed Methods; Regression Analysis; Optimal Matching Analysis; GIS Analysis; Quantitative Narrative Analysis; Longitudinal Studies; Equation Modeling ; Brings together a glittering assembly of the key figures working in the field of Methods today ; Demonstrates the continuities and productive tensions between classical traditions and real world research today. The result is a superbly organized text which will be required reading for anyone interested in the routes and future of social research. It is an unparalleled teaching resource and a 'must have' for serious social researchers."--Publisher's website.

OTHER REFERENCE BOOKS

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    A compilation of statistics on the performance of schools in various licensure examinations, 1994-1998. (2000).     Manila : Philippine Association of Boards Examiners.

       LB 2331.65 P6 P45

 

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     Mastering APA style : instructor's resource guide. (2010). (6th ed.) Washington, DC : American Psychological Association.

         BF 76.8 G45 2010       ED-60887

Summary:     This guide, updated for use with the Sixth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(R), is designed to help improve students' understanding and use of APA Style(R) before they begin writing term papers and research reports, allowing instructors in academic settings to concentrate more on course material and less on correcting style errors in students' papers. Mastering APA Style: Instructor's Resource Guide contains eight multiple-choice assessment surveys, correction keys, and answer sheets, along with informative instructions on how to incorporate this material into a curriculum. This essential APA Style resource also enables editorial trainers to help copy editors polish their skills as they gain a thorough knowledge of APA Style and the Publication Manual. Included within each mastery test are multiple test questions relating to key APA Style points on references and citations, grammar, headings, serialisation, statistical and mathematical copy, italics and capitalisation, numbers style and table formatting. This guide is an effective learning tool for instructors and students to use in the classroom or as guided or independent study.

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    1st Philippine Graduate Research Conference in Education : benchmarking graduate research: giving new answers, asking new questions, discovering new knowledge, March 7, 2009, Benitez Hall, College of Education, University of the Philippines Diliman : book of abstracts. (2009).   Quezon City : College of Education, University of the Philippines.

        LA 1298 P53 2009

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     Williams, J. D. (2014). Preparing to teach writing: research, theory, and practice. (4th ed.). New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.  

   PE 1404 W55 2014       ED-60909

Summary:       Preparing to Teach Writing, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive survey of theories, research, and methods associated with teaching composition successfully at the middle, secondary, and college levels. Research and theory are examined with the aim of informing teaching. Practicing and prospective writing teachers need the information and strategies this text provides to be effective and well prepared for the many challenges they will face in the classroom. Features * Current-combines discussions and references to foundational studies that helped define the field of rhetoric and composition, with updated research, theories, and applications * Research based-thorough examination of relevant research in education, literacy, cognition, linguistics, and grammar * Steadfast adherence to best practices based on how students learn and on how to provide the most effective writing instruction * A Companion Website provides sample assignments and student papers that can be analyzed using the research and theory presented in the text.

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