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- Author(s)Gretchen B. Rossman,Sharon F. Rallis
- PublisherGuilford Publications
- Date of Publication29/03/2012
- GenreLibrary & Information Science
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGuilford Publications
- Weight338 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Table Of Contents1. Inquiry as Learning: Beginning the JourneyIntroductionWhat Is Inquiry?The Learner as Knowledge GeneratorDrawing on Values and PassionYour Journey into Systematic InquiryFor Further Reading2. Ways of Knowing: Finding a CompassWays of KnowingFundamental AssumptionsMapping PerspectivesBack to Ontology and EpistemologyFor Further Reading3. The Cycle of Inquiry: More Than One Way to Get ThereInquiry in Action/Inquiry as PracticeThe Systematic Inquiry CycleValidity, Credibility, and TrustworthinessFor Further Reading4. Being an Ethical Inquirer: Staying Alert on the RoadEthics in InquiryThe Inquirer as a Moral PractitionerStandards for Practice and Procedural MattersEthics, Trustworthiness, and RigorEthical TheoriesEthics and ReflexivityFor Further Reading5. Constructing Conceptual Frameworks: Building the RouteWhat Is a Conceptual Framework?Building an ArgumentEntering the Conversation: Your Community of PracticeEntering the Conversation: Your EngagementEntering the Conversation: The Communities of DiscourseWays of OrganizingChapter SummaryFor Further Reading6. Designing the Inquiry Project: Finding True North Moving from the Conceptual Framework into DesignConsidering Various DesignsSamira's Research Questions and Possible DesignsA Short Course on Research MethodsPlanning for Analysis and InterpretationThe Research Proposal: Bringing it All TogetherAn Example of Connecting the What and the HowChapter SummaryFor Further Reading7. Things to Consider in Writing: Staying in the Right LaneWriting IntroductionsThe Nasty Problem of PlagiarismUsing Proper Citation FormatFor Further Reading8. Knowledge Use: Arriving at Your DestinationUsing What You have Learned Who Cares?: Potential AudiencesCommunicating for UsePassions and Closing the LoopFor Further Reading
- Author BiographySharon F. Rallis is Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is also Director of the Center for Education Policy. Dr. Rallis has coauthored 10 books, including several on leadership. Her interests include research and evaluation methodology, ethical practice in research and evaluation, education policy and leadership, and school reform. A past president of the American Evaluation Association, Dr. Rallis has been involved with education and evaluation for over three decades as a teacher, counselor, principal, researcher, program evaluator, director of a major federal school reform initiative, and an elected school board member. Gretchen B. Rossman is Chair of the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration and Professor of International Education at the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work focuses on qualitative research design and methods, mixed methods monitoring and evaluation, and inquiry in education, including the analysis and evaluation of educational reform initiatives both in the United States and internationally. She has coauthored nine books, including the major qualitative research texts Learning in the Field (with Sharon F. Rallis) and Designing Qualitative Research (with Catherine Marshall).
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