SAGE Publishing has published the BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research.
The handbook is aimed at providing a comprehensive guide for researchers, both new and existing, as well as a resource to prompt further thinking about broader issues within education research. In particular, it showcases education as an academic discipline.
The book is published in two volumes, benefitting from the contribution of more than 50 leading academics to the six parts of the text: Understanding Research, Planning Research, Approaches to Research, Acquiring Data, Analyzing Data and Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research.
The text is edited by: Dominic Wyse, a professor of early childhood and primary education at University College London, Institute of Education; Neil Selwyn, a professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University; Emma Smith, a professor of education at the University of Leicester; and Larry Suter, a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan.
Professor Wyse commented: 'Education as a relatively young academic discipline has continued to grow in statue and significance. Part of the growth of education has been in understanding of the methodology and methods of education research, an area which has matured in the past two decades.
'For these reasons, The British Educational Research Association (BERA), SAGE Publishing, and the editors of this handbook felt that it was timely that a significant new work on education research and methodology should be developed.'
Nick Johnson, executive director of BERA, added: 'Bringing together some of the most renowned experts in the discipline, The SAGE/BERA Handbook of Educational Research aims to be an indispensable guide for academics and students, offering a timely and comprehensive overview, whilst also posing questions as to where it will go in the future.
'Educational research is developing at a remarkable rate and its range and quality were recognised in the last Research Excellence Framework. In light of this, we are delighted to bring this book into the market with our colleagues at SAGE Publishing.'