Schools-based research: hints and tips for successful data collection in schools

Jayman, Michelle ORCID: and Rix, Kate (2015) Schools-based research: hints and tips for successful data collection in schools. In: A Guide for Psychology Postgraduates: Surviving Postgraduate Study. British Psychological Society, pp. 18-22.

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Collecting data in schools can be a rich and rewarding experience. Engaging children and young people in the world of research is undoubtedly exciting and worthwhile but can be a challenging and sometimes frustrating process. By developing a tactical approach and anticipating some of the potential pitfalls, the prospect of embarking on schools-based research can appear much less daunting. Schools come in all shapes and sizes, with diverse communities and cultures and recognising this uniqueness is a valuable first lesson. For those readers new to data collection in schools this article provides some personal insights and experiences gleaned from both primary and secondary schools’ research and will hopefully offer some helpful hints and tips to guide you through your research journey. For the more seasoned researcher, we anticipate that much of which we describe is reminiscent of your own experience, however, we hope you will still enjoy the article with the extra benefit of hindsight!

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Education
Depositing User: Michelle Jayman
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2016 08:54
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:07

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