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Research methods for adult educators in Africa
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RESEARCH METHODS FOR ADULT EDUCATORS IN AFRICA

PAPERBACK BY CHILISA, BAGELE; PREECE, JULIA

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9789282011188
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PEARSON EDUCATION SOUTH AFRICA
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FORMAT
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PAGES
271 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 FEB 2006

DESCRIPTION

This book explores rationales for research methodologies embedded in African contexts. Issues discussed include: contexts for adult education research in Africa; philosophical and theoretical foundations of inquiry; philosophical perspectives and their implications for research; doing a literature review; getting started with a research proposal; quantitative research designs and carrying out surveys; summarising and analysing survey data; the nature of qualitative research; carrying out qualitative studies; combining qualitative and quantitative methods; research ethics; action research; feminist research approaches; and writing up and disseminating research.

CONTENTS

1. Contexts for adult education research in Africa; 2. Philosophical and theoretical foundations of inquiry; 3. Philosophical perspectives and their implications for research; 4. Doing a literature review; 5. Getting started with a research proposal; 6. Quantitative research designs and carrying out surveys; 7. Summarising and analysing survey data; 8. The nature of qualitative research; 9. Carrying out qualitative studies; 10. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods; 11. Research ethics; 12. Action research; 13. Feminist research approaches; 14. Writing up and disseminating research.