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Welcome to your Professional Studies and research-Assignment 3 reading list! Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
Research Made Real by This is a practical, student-focused text that gets students through a research project using a step by step approach. Containing a balance of theory and practice materials, the text has plenty of learning support and activity features as well as short case study materials focused on how and why researchers have conducted investigations in the past.This book aims to meet the needs of students of Health and Social Care, Sociology, Social Policy and Psychology, and those doing a research project for the first time as part of an HND or similar course.
Call Number: STSK 001.42 WAL
Publication Date: 2001
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Doing Your Literature Review by Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The literature review is a compulsory part of research and, increasingly, may form the whole of a student research project. This highly accessible book guides students through the production of either a traditional or a systematic literature review, clearly explaining the difference between the two types of review, the advantages and disadvantages of both, and the skills needed. It gives practical advice on reading and organising relevant literature and critically assessing the reviewed field. Contents include: using libraries and the internet note making presentation critical analysis referencing, plagiarism and copyright. This book will be relevant to students from any discipline. It includes contributions from two lecturers who have many years experience of teaching research methods and the supervision of postgraduate research dissertations and a librarian, each offering expert advice on either the creation and assessment of literature reviews or the process of searching for information. The book also highlights the increasing importance for many disciplines of the systematic review methodology and discusses some of the specific challenges which it brings. Jill K. Jesson has worked with multi-disciplinary research teams within the Aston School of Pharmacy, Aston Business School and with M-E-L Research, an independent public services research consultancy. She has now left Aston University and is working as a Consultant. Lydia Matheson is an Information Specialist working for Library & Information Services at Aston University. Fiona M. Lacey is an academic pharmacist, a member of the pharmacy practice teaching group in the School of Pharmacy, and Associate Dean in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston.
Call Number: STSK 300.72 JES
Publication Date: 2011
Action Research for Improving Educational Practice by Whether you are a busy teacher doing research in your classroom, an undergraduate starting your research project, or a graduate student writing up your dissertation, this step-by-step guide takes you through every stage involved in carrying out action research. This book draws on Valsa Koshy's extensive experience of supervising researchers at all levels, and includes examples of action research carried out by practitioners across a range of topics and age groups. Case studies include UK and international examples, allowing you to reflect on multiple perspectives of action research in education.
Call Number: 370.72 KOS
Publication Date: 2009
Reflective Teaching in Schools by Building on best-selling texts over three decades, this thoroughly revised new edition is essential reading for both primary and secondary school teachers in training and in practice, supporting both initial school-based training and extended career-long professionalism. Considering a wide range of professionally relevant topics, Reflective Teaching in Schools presents key issues and research insights, suggests ?Reflective Activities' for classroom work and offers guidance on selected ?Key Readings'. Uniquely, two levels of support are offered: #65533; Practical advice and comprehensive, evidence-based guidance on key issues in classroom practice ? including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, learning and teaching strategies, assessment processes and evaluation. #65533; Routes to deeper forms of expertise, introducing evidence-informed ?principles' and ?concepts' to support more in-depth understanding of teacher expertise, as trialled with primary and secondary practitioners in the UK and beyond. Andrew Pollard, former Director of the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme, coordinated development and is responsible for the final text, with the advice of primary and secondary specialists from the University of Cambridge. Reflective Teaching in Schools is part of a set of professional resources. It links directly to the companion text, Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools, and to the website, reflectiveteaching.co.uk. A fully integrated and complementary range of resources is thus offered for both primary and secondary schools. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools, offering further support for reflective practice in schools, directly complements and extends the chapters in this book. It has been designed to provide convenient access to key texts. It is of particular help as a compact and portable library in school-led teacher education. The website, reflectiveteaching.co.uk, offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings, advice on further reading and additional chapters. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites, and a conceptual framework for deepening expertise. This book is one of the Reflective Teaching Series ? inspiring education through innovation in early years, schools, further, higher and adult education.
Call Number: 371.102 POL
Publication Date: 2014