Research Methodology in Education and Training

Postures, Practices and Forms

Volume 12 - Education SET Coordinated by Angela Barthes and Anne-Laure Le Guern

Research Methodology in Education and Training

Carole Daverne-Bailly, University of Rouen Normandy, France.
Richard Wittorski, University of Rouen Normandy, France.

ISBN : 9781786307477

Publication Date : September 2022

Hardcover 190 pp

165.00 USD



This book is a methodological guide intended for those who wish to better understand how to conduct research in the education and training sciences. It is organized into three main parts. The first part deals with postures, emphasizing the idea that engaging in a research process involves taking a different stance from that of a social or professional actor. For example, this may require converting a professional or social question into a research question or reflecting on the use of a social vocabulary in research.

The second part concerns practices, that is, how research is conducted: the definition of a research question based on findings, theoretical exploration and problematization, the production of empirical information and its analysis and restitution.

The third and final part concludes by focusing on the diversity of research forms; not only research cultures specific to disciplinary fields and approaches, such as action research, collaborative research or research training, but also the design choices in terms of multi-, inter- or trans-disciplinarity.


1. Positions: Some Specificities of a Research Approach Compared to a Professional Approach.
2. Practices: Conducting a Research Project and Data Security Issues.
3. Forms: Research Cultures, Diversity of Forms and Interdisciplinary Issues.

About the authors/editors

Carole Daverne-Bailly is a senior lecturer and accredited to supervise research (HDR) at the University of Rouen Normandy. She is also a member of CIRNEF (Centre interdisciplinaire de Recherche Normand en Education et Formation), France.

Richard Wittorski is a full professor at the University of Rouen Normandy and a director at CIRNEF, France.