New Research Methods for Education book series by Bloomsbury publishing

NCRM news
Kaisa Puustinen

Bloomsbury publishing has announced a new Bloomsbury Research Methods for Education series, which will be edited by the NCRM Co-Director Professor Melanie Nind. This new series provides overviews of the range of sometimes interconnected and diverse methodological possibilities for researching aspects of education such as education contexts, sectors, problems or phenomena. Each volume discusses prevailing, less obvious and more innovative methods and approaches for the particular area of educational research.

More targeted than general methods textbooks, these authoritative yet accessible books are invaluable resources for students and researchers planning their research design and wanting to explore methodological possibilities to make well-informed decisions regarding their choice of methods.

The first set of titles includes:

  • Place Based Methods for Researching Schools, by Pat Thomson and Christine Hall, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Research Methods for Pedagogy, by Melanie Nind, University of Southampton, UK, Kathy Hall and Alicia Curtin, University College Cork, Ireland 


Forthcoming volumes include:

  • Research Methods for Education in a Digital Age
  • Research Methods for Early Years Education
  • Research Methods for Evaluating Interventions
  • in Education and Communities
  • Research Methods for Studying Professional
  • Development in Education


Series Editor

Professor Melanie Nind
University of Southampton, UK, Co-Director of ESRC National Centre for Research Methods and Co-Editor of the International Journal of Research & Method in Education.


Editorial Board

Pat Sikes, University of Sheffield, UK
Liz Todd, University of Newcastle, UK
Michele Schweisfurth, University of Glasgow, UK
Juana Sancho Gil, University of Barcelona, Spain
Fernando Hernandez Hernandez, University of Barcelona, Spain
Larry Suter, Consultant Statistician, USA
Mark Early, Bowling Green State University, USA
Aaron Kuntz, University of Alabama, USA
Suzanne Carrington, Queensland University of Technology, Australia