Essentials of Survey Sampling

Essentials of Survey Sampling

Essentials of Survey Sampling by Chaudhuri (Author), Arijit (Author)

How the samples are allocated to strata or to clusters? Which is the best sampling method? How large a sample size should be? Will the sample provide the precision that we require? How the best results can be obtained at the lower cost? How to design and analyze different forms of sample surveys? The author focusses on using sampling techniques and ideas to solve real problems. This text includes different sampling methods and different sample allocation plans to create the powerful, cost effective survey sample design for your study. It covers a wide range of sampling methods simple random sampling, stratified sampling and cluster sampling. The book also describes the mathematics involved behind the confidence limits, ratio estimation, sample size and survey precision. Small area estimation, randomized response, network, adaptive sampling, control sampling and permanent random numbers are also discussed in addition to most of the classical topics.

Action Research in Teaching and Learning

action research

Action Research in Teaching and Learning: A Practical Guide to Conducting Pedagogical Research in Universities

Practical and down-to-earth, the second edition of Action Research in Teaching and Learning is an ideal introduction to the subject, offering a distinctive blend of the theoretical and the practical, grounded firmly in the global higher education landscape. Written in an accessible style to build confidence, it provides easily adaptable, practical frameworks, guidelines and advice on research practice within a higher education context.

The reader is guided through each stage of the action research process, from engaging with the critical theory, to the practical applications with the ultimate goal of providing a research study which is publishable. Supplemented by useful pedagogical research tools and exemplars of both qualitative and quantitative action research studies, this new edition features chapters engaging with teaching excellence and analysing qualitative and quantitative research, additions to the resources section and a new preface focusing more explicitly on the ever-growing number of part-time academics.

Action Research in Teaching and Learning combines a theoretical understanding of the scholarly literature with practical applications and is an essential, critical read for any individual teaching or undertaking action research.

Philosophy and Education

Philosophy and Education

Philosophy and Education

What, if any, are the core values and ideas of education? Is moral education an independent variety of education or is it something that is intrinsic to most forms of education? Analysing education through the critical lens of philosophy, this volume explores the challenges that the education system faces in a country like India – a country where any form of generalization becomes dubious owing to its inherently multicultural and multi-linguistic character.

Philosophy and Education also critically examines the higher education system of the country and discusses issues ranging from the importance of humanities in university education to the accountability of institutions and the division of academic labour as an interdisciplinary effort. The book looks at both the concept and the system of education and provides a much-needed philosophical underpinning to our understanding of several core and topical concerns of teaching, learning and research.

Key Features:

  • Author is well known philosopher
  • 5 decades of experience in administration, higher education and governance
  • Easily accessible text meant for educators, policymakers, teachers
  • Conclusions presented with clarity for usage in