education studies

education studies

Create a research proposal, under the title ?does the financial state of a child?s family effect their development in education? please write in standard English. This is a subject linked with education so please always refer to education. This must be done by including the following chapters: -Introduction and aims -Literature review -Methods -Ethics -Conclusion Detailed information on what each chapter should include is stated below: Introducation and aims: -What does the research aim to find out and why (referenced to literature)? -Why is the proposed research important? (referenced to, for example, literature, media or government interest or personal/professional reasons) -Who might be a potential user of this research? What are the specific research questions? Literature review: You must demonstrate critical engagement with the literature on your proposed topic. You should: -Treat the literature reviewed as a body rather than itemised individual pieces -Identify relevant theory and define key terms -Identify, describe and analyse themes/issues in the literature -Identify, for example, gaps, weaknesses, strengths, contradictions, and areas of concentration, confusion, agreement, disagreement in the literature -Show how the existing literature influences your proposed research Methods In this section you need to provide a rationale for the research design choices and discuss issues relating to validity: -Which research paradigm will be used ? positivist (quantitative), interpretivist (qualitative) or both. Why? -Which research approach/strategy (e.g. case study, ethnography, survey) will it be using? Why? -Which data collection methods will be used in the study? Why? You might briefly touch on the methods you rejected? -How do you intend to ensure that the research is valid? Your discussion in this section must be supported with relevant literature on research design. Ethics In this section you need to demonstrate understanding of ethical procedures and, where appropriate, how they will be applied in your proposed study. For example: -What is informed consent? How will you gain informed consent in the study? -What is meant by confidentiality and anonymity? How will confidentiality and anonymity be assured in the study? -What are the possible risks to the participants? Are there any threats to children?s well-being? -Do power dynamics or reflexivity create any threats to the validity of the research? Conclusion -Provide a clear summary of issues addressed -Indications that you have considered some of the practicalities of how the research will be undertaken as part of the independent research project Please include the following reference and could add some of your own if required: Bell, J. and Waters, S. (2014) Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-time Researchers in Education and Social Science The Open University Press Cohen, L., Manion, L. and Morrison, K. (2011) Research Methods in Education, 7th edn. London: Routledge Falmer. Available as an e-book (An 6th edition is available as a PDF on Moodle within the useful resources and web links folder) Punch, K (2011) Introduction to Research Methods in Education, London: SAGE Adler, P. and Adler, P. (1998) ?Observational Techniques?, in Denzin, N. and Lincoln, Y. (eds.) Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials, London: Sage. Bassey, M. (1999) Case Study Research in Educational Settings, Milton Keynes: Open University Press. Clifford, J. and Marcus, G. (eds.) (1984) Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography, Berkley: University of California Press. Costley, C., Elliott, G. & Gibbs, P. (2010) Doing Work Based Research: Approaches to Enquiry for Insider- Researchers, London: Sage. CrŠme, P. and Lea, M. (2003)Writing at University: a Guide for Students. 2nd edn. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Epstein, D. (1998) ?Are you a girl or are you a teacher?? The ?Least Adult? role in Research about Gender and Sexuality in a Primary School? in Walford, E. (ed.) Doing Research about Education, London: Falmer Press. Erben, M. (1998) ?Biography and Research Method? in Erben, M. (ed.) Biography and Education: A Reader. London: Falmer Press. Freeman, M and Mathieson, S. (2009). Researching Children?s Experiences. Surrey: The Guildford Press. Hammersley, M. (1998) Reading Ethnographic Research: A Critical Guide. 2nd edn. London: Longman. Heath, S, Brooks, R, Cleaver, E and Ireland, E. (2009) Researching Young People?s Lives. London: Sage Hitchcock, G. and Hughes, D. (1989) Research and the Teacher: A Qualitative Introduction, London: Routledge. Keeves, J. and Lakomski, G. (eds.) (1999) Issues in Educational Research, Oxford: Pergamon. McDonough, J. and McDonough, S. (1997) Research Methods for English Language Teachers, London: Arnold Robson, C. (2002) Real World Research: A Resource for Social Scientists and Practitioner-researchers, Oxford: Blackwell. Shipman, M (ed.) (1985) Educational Research: Principles, Policies and Practices, Lewes: Falmer. Wellington, J. (2000) Methods and Issues in Educational Research, London: Continuum Willis, P. (2000) The Ethnographic Imagination. Oxford: Polity Thomas, G. (2013) ?How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences? Sage


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