This book helps students understand the use of specialist vocabulary and terminology of educational and social science research. The author explores the ways in which research terminology is used, and shows students how to use specialist research terminology appropriately, how to understand the meaning of research terms, and how to disseminate research in a style which is clear and easily understood.

The Research Design

Chapter objectives

This chapter will help you to:

  • Understand different perspectives employed in writing about social science research.
  • Consider issues of design and structure in research.
  • Evaluate questions of data analysis in research.

Terms used

The following terms are discussed in this chapter: biographical research; case study; conversational analysis; correlation; criterion-referenced test; ...

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