A Companion to Research in Education

  • Alan D. Reid
  • E. Paul Hart
  • Michael A. Peters

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Conceptualising Research in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Bridges
      Pages 31-39
  3. Characterising Research in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Darrell P. Rowbottom
      Pages 145-153
    3. Richard Smith
      Pages 155-158
    4. Michael Scriven
      Pages 163-171
    5. Paul Gibbs
      Pages 193-195
    6. John Hattie, H. Jane Rogers, Hariharan Swaminathan
      Pages 197-207
  4. Contextualising Research in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Michael W. Apple
      Pages 263-265
    3. Jane Kenway
      Pages 277-280
    4. Cushla Kapitzke, Stephen Hay
      Pages 281-287
    5. Julie McLeod
      Pages 311-313

About this book



This volume offers a unique commentary on the diverse ways that educational inquiry is conceived, designed and critiqued. An international team of scholars examines cross-cutting themes of how research in education is conceptualised, characterised, contextualised, legitimated and represented. Contributions include specially commissioned essays, critical commentaries, vignettes, dialogues and cases. Each section discusses the significance of a complex terrain of ideas and critiques that can inform thinking and practice in educational research. The result is a thorough and accessible volume that offers fresh insights into the perspectives and challenges that shape diverse genres of research in education.


Critiques of Educational Research Educational Research Educational Research Design Educational Research Methodology Philosophy of Educational Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan D. Reid
    • 1
  • E. Paul Hart
    • 2
  • Michael A. Peters
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationUniversity of ReginaReginaCanada
  3. 3.Hamilton CampusUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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