The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry

Editors: Conrad, Clifton F. and Serlin, Ronald C.
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Single-User Purchase Price: $140.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $210.00
ISBN: 978-1-4129-0640-1
Category: Social Sciences - Education
Image Count: 39
Book Status: Available
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The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Pursuing Ideas as the Keystone of Exemplary Inquiry encourages students, faculty, and educational practitioners, including individuals in Pre K-16 education, government, and the private sector who conduct applied and policy-oriented educational research, to place the pursuit of ideas at the epicenter of their research--from framing meaningful problems to identifying and addressing key challenges to the reporting and dissemination of their findings.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Engaging Ideas: The Context of Inquiry and Meaningful Problems
  • Exploring the Multiple Purposes of Inquiry and Key Stakeholders
  • Introductory Essay D. C. Phillips
  • Muddying the Waters: The Many Purposes of Educational Inquiry - D. C. Phillips
  • What Knowledge Users Want - Robert E. Floden
  • Minding the Gap Between Research and Policymaking - David N. Plank, Debbi Harris
  • Identifying Meaningful Problems and Approaches to Inquiry Across and Within Fields
  • Introductory Essay Laura W. Perna, John C. Weidman
  • All Else is Never Equal: Opportunity Lost and Found on the P-16 Path to College Access - Patricia M. McDonough, R. Evely Gildersleeve
  • Studying Teacher Education Programs: Enriching and Enlarging the Inquiry - Kenneth Zeichner
  • What are We Tripping On? Transgressing the Fault Lines in Research on the Preparation of Multicultural Educators - Carl A. Grant, Vonzell Agosto
  • Moving Forward: Ideas for Research on School, Family, and Community Partnerships - Joyce L. Epstein, Steven B. Sheldon
  • Research on Instruction and Learning in Science: Elaborating the Design Approach - Michael Ford, Ellice Ann Forman
  • Learning in Science and Mathematics: The Role of Philosophy, Theory, and Methodology in Shaping our Developing Understanding - Juliet A. Baxter, Shirley J. Magnusson
  • Reconceptualizing and Recentering Research in Special Education - Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, Brian A. Bottge
  • Discovering Unheard Voices: Explorations in the History of Education, Childhood, and Juvenile Justice - Steven Schlossman
  • Counseling Psychology - Mary Lee Nelson, Cindy L. Juntunen
  • Educational Leadership - Jane Clark Lindle
  • Socialization of Students in Higher Education: Organizational Perspectives - John C. Weidman
  • Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education: Building on and Extending Lines of Inquiry for the Advancement of the Public Good - Jason N. Johnson, Clifton F. Conrad, Laura W. Perna
  • Comparative Education: An Approach to Educational Inquiry - David Phillips
  • Enriching Inquiry Through Identifying and Addressing Key Challenges
  • Challenges in Formulating and Framing Meaningful Problems
  • Introductory Essay Daniel K. Lapsley
  • Situating Ourselves and our Inquiry: A First-Person Account - James Youniss
  • Developing and Nurturing Interesting and Researchable Ideas - Kathryn R. Wentzel
  • The Challenge of Framing a Problem: What Is Your Burning Question? - Susan Harter
  • Challenges in Preparing for Inquiry
  • Introductory Essay Scott L. Thomas
  • Light and Shadow in Research Design - John P. Bean
  • Conceptualizing and Conducting Meaningful Research Studies in Education - Ronald H. Heck
  • Sampling: Rationale and Rigor in Choosing What to Observe - Scott L. Thomas
  • Approaching Rigor in Applied Qualitative Research - J. Douglas Toma
  • Challenges in Conducting Inquiry
  • Introductory Essay King D Beach, III, Betsy Jane Becker
  • Windows of Possibility: Perspectives on the Construction of Educational Researchers - Anna Neumann, Aaron M. Pallas
  • Constructing Data - Kadriye Ercikan, Wolff-Michael Roth
  • Constructing Analyses: The Development of Thoughtfulness in Working With Quantitative Methods - Michael Seltzer, Mike Rose
  • Constructing Conclusions - King D Beach, III, Betsy Jane Becker, Mary M. Kennedy
  • Challenges in Writing, Voice, and Dissemination of Research
  • Introductory Essay Beth Graue
  • Writing in Education Research - Beth Graue
  • Experimenting With Voice and Reflexivity in Social Science Texts - Elizabeth G. Creamer
  • Getting the Word Out: Challenges and Opportunities in Explaining Educational Research to the World - Gerald W. Bracey
  • About the Editors
  • About the Section Editors
  • About the Contributors