Methodological Choice and Design

Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research

  • Lina Markauskaite
  • Peter Freebody
  • Jude Irwin

Part of the Methodos Series book series (METH, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction and Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Research Approaches for Innovation and Change

  4. Classical Research Approaches in New Social and Political Contexts

  5. Methodological Frontiers, Challenges and Future Directions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 293-311

About this book


Beginning and well-seasoned researchers alike face major challenges in understanding the complexities of research designs arising from within and across methodological paradigms as well as in applying them in ways that maximize impact on knowledge, practice and policy. This volume offers crucial reinterpretations of established research methodologies in light of contemporary conditions. It also presents a critical introduction to some contemporary research approaches yet to gain general recognition. It charts and analyzes the conceptual and practical complexities of a variety of research designs for contemporary educational and social work research, providing readers what they need not only to design technically sound and coherent research studies but also to develop methodologically innovative research projects that cross the boundaries between different methodological traditions to the benefit of scholarship, policy, and practice.


Academic Rigour Classroom Interaction Comparative Research Contemporary Social Research Digital Knowledge Digital Research Educational Research Educational and Social Problems Epistemic and Practical Complexities Epistemological Frameworks Ethnography Ethnomethodology Historical Analysis Methodological Approach Methodological Innovations Policy and Practice Postcolonial Scholarship Research Methodologies School Reform Social Justice Research Social Work

Editors and affiliations

  • Lina Markauskaite
    • 1
  • Peter Freebody
    • 2
  • Jude Irwin
    • 3
  1. 1.Fac. Education & Social WorkUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Fac. Education & Social WorkUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Fac. Education & Social WorkUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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