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Research Methods for Adult Educators in Africa

  • February 2005

This book explores existing research paradigms, presents African counter-arguments and examples, and proposes methodologies more appropriate for African contexts. The emphasis is on African realities, values and ways of knowing. The chapters address contexts for adult education research in Africa; philosophical and theoretical perspectives and their implications for research; doing a literature review; getting started with a research proposal; quantitative research designs and carrying out surveys; analysing data; the nature of qualitative research; conducting qualitative studies; combining qualitative and quantitative methods; research ethics; action research; feminist research; and writing up and disseminating research.

  • Author/Editor: Bagele Chilisa; Julia Preece
  • Research Methods for Adult Educators in Africa
  • UIE; Pearson Education South Africa , 2005
  • ISBN
    92-820-1118-6
  • Available in: English