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By Patrick J. M. Costello

ISBN-10: 0826464793

ISBN-13: 9780826464798

The crucial function of this ebook is to permit practitioners to adopt and to supply an account of an motion learn undertaking. the amount is split into seven sections, the 1st six of that are headed by way of frequently asked questions. Having tested the character of motion study, Costello makes a speciality of constructing a suitable undertaking, info assortment and research, and generating a examine record. the ultimate choice deals feedback for extra examining.

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Things I know about undertaking the research project. 2. Things I am not sure about in undertaking the research project. 31 Action Research 3. Things I would like to know about undertaking the research project. They are invited to write up to five comments under each of these. Then I collate responses and ensure that all aspects mentioned under the latter two headings are discussed. During the final seminar, there is an opportunity for course members to ask any remaining questions and for me to revise key themes as necessary.

To ascertain which colleagues respond to questions. To ascertain which colleagues do not respond to questions. '). Mr B gains access to his HEI's library database and undertakes two initial 'key word' searches, 'questioning' and 'asking questions'. These produce some interesting insights and areas for additional key word searches. To begin with, Mr B's discovery of a book entitled The Art of Asking Questions, dated 1951, indicates that a concern to improve questioning skills is not a recent development.

60) offer concise explanations of these approaches. They suggest that quantitative research is 'concerned with the collection and analysis of data in numeric form. It tends to emphasise relatively large-scale and representative sets of data'. However, qualitative research 'is concerned with collecting and analysing information in as many forms, chiefly non-numeric, as possible'. The authors note that quantitative research is regarded or represented (mistakenly in their view) as attempting to collect 'facts', while qualitative research aims to explore in great detail 'smaller numbers of instances or examples which are seen as being interesting or illuminating, and aim to achieve "depth" rather than "breadth"'.

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