Reseña: School-based research. A guide for education students, coordinado por Elaine Wilson

Authors

  • Claudia Mussano Escuela Oficial de Idiomas

Abstract

This book is aimed for practitioners and / or students at a master degree level who wish to do research in the classroom and who need a handbook to guide them in their research process, from the formulation of the research questions to the elaboration of the final draft of the work. Specifically, the text addresses the issues of how to compile literature on the chosen topic and how to construct a robust theoretical framework, it presents the ethical problems researchers may encounter, it explains how to collect and analyze data, it provides tips for the writing process, it illustrates the differences between qualitative and quantitative approaches, it defines what we understand by an action research, a case study or a grounded theory method and finally, it describes the philosophical paradigms that support each of these modes of investigation. Furthermore, the volume, noted for its clarity and accessibility, provides concrete examples extracted from published research papers as well as diagrams and summaries to explain the most complex content.

Keywords

Ressenya

Author Biography

Claudia Mussano, Escuela Oficial de Idiomas

Claudia Mussano es profesora de italiano en varias instituciones educativas catalanas (Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas, institutos de educación secundaria y academias de idiomas). Ha cursado el Máster en Formación del Profesorado de ESO, Bachillerato y Enseñanza de idiomas y el Máster en Investigación en Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura, ambos en la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Sus áreas de interés son el enfoque léxico, el uso de las TIC en la enseñanza de lenguas y la intercomprensión entre lenguas románicas.

Published

01-09-2013

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