Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods

Navigating the Education Research Maze

Contextual, Conceptual, Methodological and Transformational Challenges and Opportunities for Researchers

Editors: Rossi, Dolene, Gacenga, Francis, Danaher, Patrick Alan (Eds.)

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  • Explores the contextual, conceptual, methodological and transformational challenges and opportunities presented in and by the conduct of education researchExplores a range of research methods such as eResearch, mixed-methods, qualitative, quantitative, collaborative and practice-led researchExplores the challenges faced by researchers from across the Social Sciences

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About this book

This book depicts rigorous and vigorous accounts of strategies used successfully by researchers to negotiate their way through the research maze. The metaphor of the maze evokes several different and sometimes contradictory elements of contemporary education research, including complexity, confusion, messiness, multiplicity and risk. While these are not necessarily or wholly negative attributes, it is important for researchers to be able to articulate and implement effective strategies for engaging wholeheartedly with these situations to navigate the education research maze. 
The book is structured around three main themes; politics, ethics, philosophies and theories of education research mazes; mazes in and with specific research methods; and mazes in and with specific research tasks and technologies. Each account develops broader lessons for enhancing the impact, quality, relevance and significance of research in other disciplines as well as education. 

About the authors

Dolene Rossi is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Central Queensland University, Australia. Dolene is currently a member of the Central Queensland Hospital Health Service ethics committee.
Francis Gacenga is the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation eResearch Analyst at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Patrick Alan Danaher is Associate Dean (Research and Research Training) in the Faculty of Education, Law and Arts at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is also currently Adjunct Professor in the School of Education and the Arts in the Higher Education Division at Central Queensland, Australia.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Navigating, Negotiating and Nullifying Education Research Mazes: Successful Strategies for Mobilising Contextual, Conceptual, Methodological and Transformational Challenges and Opportunities

    Pages 1-16

    Danaher, Patrick Alan (et al.)

  • Working in the Research Maze: At What Price?

    Pages 21-45

    Jensen-Clayton, Cecily (et al.)

  • “Have You Been Non-compliant?” Dilemmas of Decision-Making for School Principals and Education Researchers

    Pages 47-65

    Trimmer, Karen

  • Navigating the Terrain of Methodological Uncertainties to New Spaces of Research

    Pages 67-78

    Salton, Yvonne

  • Navigating the Scholarship of Integration: Insights from a Maze

    Pages 79-95

    Somasundaram, Jay (et al.)

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Hardcover 96,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Navigating the Education Research Maze
Book Subtitle
Contextual, Conceptual, Methodological and Transformational Challenges and Opportunities for Researchers
Editors
  • Dolene Rossi
  • Francis Gacenga
  • Patrick Alan Danaher
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39853-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39853-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39852-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81980-8
Series ISSN
2662-7345
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 289
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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