After introducing deterministic and probabilistic causation, the book shows how these can be researched in different ways. It explains:
- how to determine causes from effects and how to link theory and practice in causal research
- how to plan and conduct causal research in education
- how to analyze, present and interpret causal data, and the limits of causal understanding.
Containing worked examples from both qualitative and quantitative research, Causation in Educational Research provides a manual for practice, underpinned by a rigorous analysis of key issues from philosophy, sociology and psychology. It will appeal to new and established researchers, readers of educational research, social science students and academics.