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Assessment in Primary and Middle Schools

Assessment in Primary and Middle Schools

Author: Marten Shipman Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2020

Effective evaluation of a pupil's performance and of resources available is a vital part of successful teaching. Originally published in 1983, this non-statistical guide aims to help teachers organise their work so as to improve their assessment of their pupils and also to analyse their own management efforts. A model is developed showing how teachers can progressively structure their work to increase the objectivity of their assessment. The use of published tests and the production of tests by teachers is covered, but the focus throughout is on the part played by assessment in the organisation of learning. The steps recommended are arranged so that the first yield the largest return. But none requires any statistical expertise or a large investment of time. The second part of the book shows how schools can be evaluated by their staff - school organisation, staff development and the curriculum are given special attention in this step-by-step guide to effective and rewarding school assessment.

The Organisation and Impact of Social Research Six Original Case Studies in Education and Behavioural Sciences

The Organisation and Impact of Social Research Six Original Case Studies in Education and Behavioural Sciences

Author: Marten Shipman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Originally published in 1976, the authors of six of the most widely quoted works in behavioural science related to education, at the time, here describe in detail their research work, including its origins, planning and implementation. The accounts are unusual, not only for their technical detail but for their candour. The brief was to put the heart and brains back into accounts of research so the authors comment not only on the research design, but on the personal and professional problems they had to overcome. They also reflect on the reception of their work, and the way in which it has been adapted, misunderstood or deliberately distorted to support arguments of widely differing ideological pressure groups. The book shows how ingenuity and persistence as well as technical competence lie at the heart of the research process. The authors do not give the normal depersonalised, streamlined account which gives a false, mechanical picture of research as an occupation, but show it to be a profound personal and professional experience as they comment on the thought that lay behind their work and the way it was finally produced for publication. Dr Shipman has written a short introduction to each chapter, and contributed a concluding chapter relating the six research experiences to conventional views on the research process and to the part played by research evidence in policy making.

The Organisation and Impact of Social Research Six Original Case Studies in Education and Behavioural Sciences

The Organisation and Impact of Social Research Six Original Case Studies in Education and Behavioural Sciences

Author: Marten Shipman Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2017

Originally published in 1976, the authors of six of the most widely quoted works in behavioural science related to education, at the time, here describe in detail their research work, including its origins, planning and implementation. The accounts are unusual, not only for their technical detail but for their candour. The brief was to put the heart and brains back into accounts of research so the authors comment not only on the research design, but on the personal and professional problems they had to overcome. They also reflect on the reception of their work, and the way in which it has been adapted, misunderstood or deliberately distorted to support arguments of widely differing ideological pressure groups. The book shows how ingenuity and persistence as well as technical competence lie at the heart of the research process. The authors do not give the normal depersonalised, streamlined account which gives a false, mechanical picture of research as an occupation, but show it to be a profound personal and professional experience as they comment on the thought that lay behind their work and the way it was finally produced for publication. Dr Shipman has written a short introduction to each chapter, and contributed a concluding chapter relating the six research experiences to conventional views on the research process and to the part played by research evidence in policy making.

The Limitations of Social Research

The Limitations of Social Research

Author: Marten Shipman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/1997

'Does the evidence reflect the reality under investigation?' This is just one of the important questions Marten Shipman asks in the fourth edition of his highly successful book, The Limitations of Social Research. Substantially revised and up-dated it probes not only the technical stages of research, but also its assumptions, procedures and dissemination.

Educational Research Principles, Policies And Practices

Educational Research Principles, Policies And Practices

Author: Marten Shipman Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/1985

First Published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.