Your Project and writing will be based on the question as follows:
****A hypothetical project where you plan the project including consideration of methodology, data collection methods, ethics etc, and do a longer literature review.
***The aim of the project is to introduce an intervention to address barriers to learning and progressing within a subject of the curriculum. Eg primary school maths, English or science.
***Writing should be related to your own practice
>>>I have left past student proposals that you can read to see their style and structure too. Thank you
DUE TO COVID data collection should differ compared to a normal style dissertation. So more words to be given to literature review.
Writing style should be At level 7
1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects of their chosen educational focus and a conceptual understanding that enables them to devise and sustain complex and original arguments, and solve problems, using ideas and techniques of educational research;
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the main methods of enquiry and analysis in educational research, propose critiques for these and apply their understanding in the development of original methodologies to tackle and solve problems, showing autonomy and independent learning;
3. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data and to present to a range of audiences, and to and develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in the absence of complete data;
Themes that you could use:
triangulation – using more than two research approaches in order to check results
reliability – the extent to which the research produces results that can be replicated and are generalisable
2 TYPES OF (VALIDATITY) INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL
– Validity – the extent to which the analysis and interpretation is authentic, accurate and true.
Ethical research- research conducted with respect for people, knowledge, democratic values and quality of process.
Reflexivity – Reflecting, questioning challenging the research process, looking for meanings and patterns, understanding the researcher’s role in the research
Rigour – The quality of research – requires a critical reflexive approach
Suggested Reading List
Armstrong, F. & Moore, M. (eds.) (2004) Action Research for Inclusive Education. Abingdon: Routledge.
Austin, R. (2016) Researching Primary Education London: Sage
Baumfield, V., Hall, E. and Wall K. (2008) Action Research in the Classroom. London: Sage
Cohen, L., Manion, L. & Morrison, K. (2011). Research Methods in Education. London: Routledge.
Hargreaves, D. (1996) Teaching as a Research-based Profession: Possibilities and Prospects, TTA Lecture https://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/cms/Portals/0/PDF%20reviews%20and%20summaries/TTA%20Hargreaves%20lecture.pdf
Hargreaves, D.H. (2012) Role of research in the self-improving-system, in A self-improving school system: towards maturity, National College for School Leadership https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-self-improving-school-system-towards-maturity
Kumar, R. (2010) Research Methodology; a step by step guide for beginners. London. Sage.
McNiff, J and Whitehead, J. (2010) You and your action research project (3rd Edition) Oxon, UK. Routledge
Morrison, K. (2009) Causation in Educational Research. London: Routledge.
O’Leary, Z. (2014) An Essential Guide to doing your Research Project. London. Sage.
Sharp, J. (2009). Success with your Education Research Project Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd.
Thomas, G. (2013) How to do your Research Project; a guide for students in Education and Applied Social Sciences. London. Sage.
Winch, C et al (2013) The Contribution of Educational Research to Teachers’ Professional Learning – Philosophical Understandings, British Educational Research Association. – https://www.bera.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/BERA-Paper-3-Philosophical-reflections.pdf?noredirect=1
Young, V. (2015) What’s the point of theory? Isn’t teaching just a craft. In Sangster, M. (ed) Challenging Perceptions in Primary Education; Exploring Issues in Practice. Bloomsbury. London.
Educational Action Research
Action Learning Research and Practice
Qualitative Social research
Qualitative research in Education
British Educational Research Association https://www.bera.ac.uk/ (accessed 20/12/17)
Cambridge Primary Review Trust http://cprtrust.org.uk/ (accessed 20/12/17)
Joseph Rowntree Foundation https://www.jrf.org.uk/people/children (accessed 20/12/17)
Education Endowment Foundation https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/ (accessed 20/12/17)
OECD Education http://www.oecd.org/education/ (accessed 20/12/17)
Sutton Trust https://www.suttontrust.com/ (accessed 20/12/17)