Research Methods for Adult Educators in South Africa

This book explores and critiques existing research paradigms, presents African counter-arguments and examples, and proposes methodologies more appropriate for African contexts. The emphasis is on African realities, values and ways of knowing.
Author:
Jenny Preece B. Chilisa

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This book explores and critiques existing research paradigms, presents African counter-arguments and examples, and proposes methodologies more appropriate for African contexts. The emphasis is on African realities, values and ways of knowing.

Long description

Table of Contents:
  • 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
  • Writing up and disseminating research
  • Product details

    Author:
    Jenny Preece, B. Chilisa
    Format:
    Paperback
    Imprint:
    Pearson SA
    Publisher:
    Pearson Education
    ISBN:
    9789282011188
    Series Title:
    African Perspectives on Adult Learning
    Audience:
    Academic
    Pages:
    271
    Width (mm):
    160
    Length (mm):
    240
    Table of Contents:
    Table of Contents:
  • 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
  • Writing up and disseminating research
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