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National Libraries and Archives
When you are engaged in higher level research you will usually find it necessary to explore beyond your own institutional library.
We can get resources for you from the British Library via our interlibrary loan service. The British Library website allows you to explore their collections of books, journals, images, sound recordings and much more.
The British Newspaper Archive is also a fabulous online resource. The website is great but a trip in person is also quite an experience.
The Copac National, Academic and Specialist Library Catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of many major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library.
The Archives Hub enables you to search across a wealth of archives held at nearly 200 institutions in England, Scotland and Wales.
Adams, J. et al (2012) Applying theory to educational research: an introductory approach with case studies [electronic resource]
Aimed at both researchers and practitioners, this book explains and discusses complex ideas in the light of experience in using and applying them. Covers the application of major theorists such as Bourdieu, Foucault, Weber, Derrida, and Vygotsky.
Fraenkel, J. (2012) How to design and evaluate research in education
This is an introduction to educational research. It covers the most widely used methodologies and discusses the research process in detail. Step-by-step analyses of real research studies provide students with practical examples of how to prepare their work.
Robson, C. (2011) Real world research: resources for users of social research methods in applied settings
Furnishes students with the skills necessary in order to conduct research outside the laboratory, in real world situations. The third edition has been thoroughly revised to bring it up-to-date.
Spencer, S. (2011) Visual research methods in the social sciences: awakening visions [electronic resource]
This is a practical guide for students, researchers and teachers in the social sciences who wish to explore and actively use visual research. Demonstrating the use of visual ethnography, video and photography, 'researcher found' imagery and representations in popular culture, it offers an integrated approach to doing visual research.
Thomson, G. (2011) Qualitative research in midwifery and childbirth: phenomenological approaches
Designed for researchers and students undertaking research projects on midwifery and childbirth, this text includes contributions from a range of international and highly regarded phenomenological authors and researchers.